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Calendar of events

Below is a list of all upcoming PLSA events. To view a calendar filtered by event type such as conferences or PLSA Academy training courses. please choose any option under the Calendar Of Events page within the left menu. 

October 2017

Teach-in 08: Pensions administration beyond the service level agreement (TI1710B)

In this teach-in, we explain the factors that influence and support high-quality pensions administration.

November 2017

Introduction to Trusteeship - Part 1: The Theory (IT1711)

This course is the first of two 1-day courses which together provide an introduction to the role of a pension scheme trustee. If you are new to trusteeship or thinking about becoming a pension scheme trustee this course is right for you. Learn the theory of pension scheme trusteeship, including what is expected from trustees and how to apply good scheme governance.

Local Authority Forum (LA1711)

This year's LA Forum takes place at the PLSA's offices at Cheapside House on 07 November. The PLSA's Local Authority events are the largest gatherings of Local Authority pensions managers and experts.

The environment in which local government pension schemes operate has changed almost beyond recognition in recent years.  This year’s Forum takes place at a critical time, with MiFID II implementation in January 2018, the April deadline for pooling looming, and increased regulatory focus on value for money. Bringing together policymakers, regulators and industry experts, we explore how local authority pension schemes can respond to these challenges as well as take advantage of the latest industry and investment developments.


Understanding Investments Virtual Training (VTUI1711)

Understanding Investments is in two parts: Session 1 – The fundamentals (11:00 -12:00 noon).  Session 2 – The Characteristics (14:00 -15:00)

The sessions are offered through our virtual training platform and together they explore, for example, reasons why pension schemes invest  and the factors that may influence investment performance. It looks at the investments most frequently used by pension funds, their main characteristics and risks, and key varieties of investment management.

Webinar: A new dawn for Master Trusts – for better or worse? (WE1711A)

This webinar is sponsored by LINKLATERS and discusses the regulatory regime for master trusts, the impact of the new regime on the market and consolidation.

Becoming a trustee (BT1711)

Becoming a trustee is for anyone who is interested in becoming a pension scheme trustee.  Employers and pension schemes keen to develop wider, more diverse participation on their trustee boards will find this course especially helpful to inform employees or past employees who may be selected for election to a trustee board.

Session 1 - 13 November 2017  11:00 -12:00
Session 2  - 29 November 2017 14:00 -15:00

Introduction to Trusteeship - Part 2: The practice (IP1711)

This course is the second of two 1-day courses which together provide an introduction to the role of a pension scheme trustee. It is suitable for new trustees who have already learned the rudiments of pension scheme trusteeship or if you have already attended Introduction to trusteeship Part 1: The theory.

Corporate Governance PensionsConnection (PC1711CG)


Policymakers and regulators are clear that pension funds are expected to incorporate financially material Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into their investment practices. For most schemes, ESG considerations will be incorporated into investment strategies via an asset manager. However, navigating asset managers’ marketing literature and presentational materials can be a tricky process. This session will discuss key questions to ask of your asset managers, and hear from expert perspectives on ways to help pension funds get the service they need on ESG.

Scotland Group half day conference (SG1711)

A half day event. Sessions will cover a range of topical issues that are currently affecting UK pension schemes. Hear from leading practitioners and industry experts on the latest developments and best practice. There will also be plenty of opportunities for questions and discussion.

WEBINAR: Engaging, educating and advising scheme members: creating an effective pathway to good member outcomes and managing risk (WE1711B)

This webinar explores how through engagement, education and advice trustees and employers can create an effective pathway to good member outcomes and manage risk.

Hot Topic Seminar: Hunting for investment income (HT1711)

A one day event attracting 80-100 attendees. The programme focuses on topical issues affecting pension schemes. Hear from industry experts and piers on the latest developments and best practice.

Trustee PensionsConnection (PC1711TR)

Dedicated to helping you as a pension scheme trustee carry out your role as a guardian of a retirement fund. It will keep you up-to-date with legislation, latest trends and is the perfect way for you to network with other trustees, share best practice, solve problems and find out what the key players in the industry are thinking.

PQM Good Communications Guide workshop (PQMGC1711)

This workshop is to provide users of the Good Communications Guide with access to experts who can answer questions and provide practical advise on how to use the guide to improve pensions communication.
December 2017

Trustee Conference 2017 (TC17)

A one-day event specifically designed for non-professional trustees to keep them up-to-date on the latest changes affecting pensions and the growing complexity of the role of a trustee.

Retirement Guidance - supporting employees virtual training (VTRG1712)

Session 1 - Retirement and later life options  - 11 December 2017  11:00 -12:00

This training covers Financing retirement  eg affordability, retirement duration, family commitments, financial health checks, budgeting, guidance v advice and where to go to gain more information


Session 2 - Accessing retirement savings  11 January 2018– 14:00 – 15:00

This training covers sources of retirement income, the outcomes from workplace pensions and the factors which impact upon retirement savings eg pension scheme type, taxation and employee choices.

Fund Member Breakfast (exclusive to fund members) PB1712

An opportunity to discuss the pensions issues of the day with your peers and the PLSA’s External Affairs team.

March 2018

Investment Conference 2018 (IV18)

A three day event attracting 950 attendees which focuses on pension fund investment.  The conference is aimed at trustees, chief investment officers, pension scheme managers, asset managers and investment specialists.