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27-29 February | EICC, EDINBURGH

Investment Conference 2024

The UK's largest event focused on pension fund investment


why now?

2024 is set to be another year of huge change, challenge and opportunity for pension funds. At the first PLSA conference of the year we will bring the full investment chain together to discuss the future of pensions investment across a variety of session types with a programme shaped around your needs:

  • Insightful sessions: Get ahead with insights from experts including Paul Johnson, Director at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, discussing the macroeconomic outlook and risks in the pension industry.
  • Answers to your challenges: Discuss crucial subjects such as how CIOs are dealing with economic uncertainty, biodiversity investing, diversity in decision-making, climate change action, growth strategies, and consolidation.
  • Government initiatives: The government has big plans for pension schemes; hear about the opportunities for illiquid investments, sustainable assets, and stimulating UK growth.
  • Election insights: Gain unique perspectives on the upcoming UK general election from Kate Beaver of IPSOS UK and Ireland.
  • Future trends: Discover megatrends with Lynda Gratton, Professor at London Business School, and learn how they will shape our world and our work.
  • Inspiration from outside pensions: Be inspired by Lesley Paterson, a renowned Scottish triathlete, author, and film producer, during our exclusive after-dinner session.

why attend?

  • Connect with the best: Network with an elite cadre of pension funds, investment managers and consultants. Exchange ideas, forge new partnerships, and define the future of pension fund investment. 
  • Find policy insights: Navigate the ever-changing landscape of pensions with ease. Our conference turns complexity into practical action.  
  • Discover cutting-edge solutions: Encounter the latest tools and innovative solutions designed to enhance your fund's investment performance.
  • Add your voice: Influence the pensions conversation, shape policy and share best practice to deliver the best outcomes for pension scheme members.
  • Grow your team: Elevate your team's expertise with our training and development sessions. Invest in your team, invest in your fund's future. 

Don't miss the UK’s largest event focused on pension fund investment. 

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speakers include

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Emma Douglas

Chair, PLSA; Director of Workplace, Savings and Retirement, Aviva

Paul Johnson

Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Kelly Beaver MBE

Chief Executive, IPSOS UK and Ireland

Robert Branagh

Chief Executive Officer, London Pensions Fund Authority

Lynda Gratton

Organizational Theorist and Professor of Management, London Business School

Helena Morrissey DBE

Chair, Diversity Project

Dan Mikulskis

Chief Investment Officer, The People's Pension

John Chilman

Chair, PLSA Policy Board; Chief Executive Officer, Railpen

Faith Ward

Chief Responsible Investment Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership

Lesley Paterson

Scottish triathlete, author, screenwriter and film producer


Key stats from the 2023 event


overall satisfaction with the event






hours of content


rated the networking opportunities excellent / good 


View highlights from the 2023 conference



Get in touch

For queries or further information about the event, or for assistance with booking, please contact Nikolina Hudi:
 [email protected] or 0207 601 1710.





Key info

Dates & times

Tue 27 Feb: 13:00–19:30
Wed 28 Feb: 09:00–17:30 Dinner: 19:00–22:00
Thu 29 Feb: 09:00–14:30


EICC, Edinburgh


Fund members: FREE
Master trust members: FREE
Business members: £3,895
Non-member scheme: £2,410
Non-member master trust: £2,410
Non-member service provider: £7,160

All prices stated exclude VAT


This event may qualify for CPD hours under your CPD scheme

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Future dates

11-13 March 2025
10-12 March 2026