DB Forum

16 May 2024 | London

DB Forum

Shaping tomorrow's pensions landscape

Dive into the heart of pensions policy and innovation with PLSA Forums, the place to steer the direction of pensions in your sector. Discover thought leadership, hear expert speakers, and add your voice to open discussion. 

We’re bringing together a community of top-tier pension professionals from your sector to connect with peers, share invaluable insights, and tackle current challenges and emerging trends. 

We're not just discussing the future; we're creating it.   

Register your place today.

  • The outlook for DB schemes – What’s top of your agenda?
  • The Pensions Regulator – Regulation, governance, and consolidation
  • What is your Endgame strategy? Options, considerations, and trends
  • Communication and engagement – Sharing tools and best practice 

Schemes registered so far include:

AECOM
Aviva Pension Scheme
Brightwell
British Airways
BUPA
Church of England Pensions Board
Esso Petroleum
Institute of Cancer Research
J. P. Morgan Pension Fund
Johnson Matthey
Kingfisher
Lloyds Banking Group Pension Schemes
London Borough of Croydon
London Borough of Islington
Marks & Spencer
Medical Research Council
Methodist Church Pension Schemes
National Grid
NatWest Group Pension Fund
Railpen
Reach
Santander (UK) Group Pension Scheme Trustees
SAUL Trustee Company
Schneider Electric
Shell Pensions Trust
Syngenta
The Hurlingham Club
The Pensions Master Plan
TPT Retirement Solutions - Pension Scheme
UKAS
Veolia Environment UK

PROGRAMME

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and refreshments

Registration |

Foyer |

09:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome

Session |

Auditorium |

10:00 - 10:05

10:05 - 10:30

The outlook for DB schemes

Session |

Auditorium |

10:05 - 10:30

Overview of what is top of the agenda for DB schemes.
James Ashley, Managing Director, Head of Strategic Advisory Solutions EMEA, Goldman Sachs
Joe Dabrowski, Deputy Director – Policy, PLSA
Maria Espadinha, Policy Lead, PLSA

10:35 - 11:20

Hear from The Pensions Regulator – regulation, governance, and consolidation

Session |

Auditorium |

10:35 - 11:20

We discuss what DB schemes should be focusing on and what the direction of travel is from the regulator.
Ed Francis, Managing Director, Head of UK Fiduciary Management, Goldman Sachs
Neil Bull, Interim Director of Market Oversight, The Pensions Regulator
Chair: Maria Espadinha, Policy Lead, PLSA

11:20 - 11:35

Refreshment break

Networking |

Foyer |

11:20 - 11:35

11:35 - 12:20

What is your Endgame strategy?

Session |

Auditorium |

11:35 - 12:20

With schemes in surplus, we discuss what the pros and cons are of run-off strategy versus de-risking and buy out.
Michael Gill, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Deputy Director – Policy, PLSA

12:20 - 12:30

Refreshment break

Networking |

Foyer |

12:20 - 12:30

12:30 - 13:20

Communication and engagement

Session |

Auditorium |

12:30 - 13:20

An interactive group session, where delegates share best practice on a peer-to-peer level on communication and engagement with different types of savers in your pension scheme
Amy Mankelow, Head of Communications and External Relations, Brightwell
Rob Orr, Head of Technical and Comms, SAUL Trustee Company
Chair: James Walsh, Head of Member Engagement, PLSA

13:20 - 14:20

Lunch

Networking |

Foyer |

13:20 - 14:20

If you have any questions about this event please contact Nikolina Hudi:
0207 601 1710  |   [email protected]



Sponsor


off the record

This event will be held off the record, allowing delegates to freely express their views and to encourage free discussion. 

Key info


DATE AND TIME

Thursday 16 May 2024
09:30 - 14:30

Location

Goldman Sachs, 2 Stonecutter Street, London, EC4A 4AH

FEES

PLSA Fund members FREE 
PLSA Master trust members FREE
Non-member pension schemes £195 + VAT

WHO IS IT FOR?

Senior level executives and decision-makers from DB schemes of all sizes, including Heads of Pensions, Trustees, Administrators, Heads of Investment, CIOs and CEOs, and anyone with an interest in DB.  

CPD

This event may qualify for CPD hours under your CPD scheme