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Academy Learning Hub 

A new addition to the exhibition hall this year, the Academy Learning Hub is kindly sponsored by Deutsche Asset Management. Sessions within this area take place during the official breaks in the main conference programme. Below is the timetable of activity.

Wednesday 09 March

 12:45 - 13:05

Are low interest rates here to stay?

It is more than seven years since the financial crisis erupted and interest rates remain extraordinarily low. How might these evolve under the current economic outlook?

James McCann, Economist, Standard Life Investments @SLI_Global
Chaired by James Walsh, Policy Lead: EU and International, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

  

 13:20 - 13:40

The Stewardship Code - what will it mean for you?

 The FRC is overhauling the way in which it monitors the Stewardship Code and reports on compliance. This is your opportunity to get a first look at the consequences for pension funds and asset managers.

Jennifer Walmsley, Director of Investor Engagement, Financial Reporting Council @jenwalmsley
Chaired by Luke Hildyard, Policy Lead: Stewardship and Corporate Governance, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

 15:15 - 15:35

Face to face with...Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Fresh from his session in the main auditorium, the inventor of the world wide web takes more of your questions in an informal follow-up session.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Founding Director, World Wide Web Foundation @timberners_lee
Chaired by Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

Thursday 10 March

 11:00 - 11:20

Face to face with...John Kay

The renowned economist continues the debate on finance and investment started in his plenary session. This is your chance to quiz him on investing 'other people's money'.

John Kay @johnkayFT
Chaired by Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

13:30 - 13:50

Investing in UK infrastructure

A CEO update on the latest developments at the Pensions Infrastructure Platform (PiP) and the roadmap for 2016.

Mike Weston, Chief Executive, PiP @PensionsInfra

 14:05 - 14:25

Understanding retirement - an update

Hear the latest on the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association's in-depth research into how pension freedom is changing people's decisions on how to use their pension pots - and what it means for investment strategy.

Graham Vidler, Director of External Affairs, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

 15:25 - 15:45

Unconstrained fixed income: a strategy for institutional investors

Hear how the right combination of manager skill and risk budgeting can deliver better returns on bond funds across a wide range of market conditions.

Roger Douglas, Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management UK, Deutsche Asset Management
Chaired by Frances Corbett, Educational Development Manager, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association @plsa_Academy

Friday 11 March

 11:10 - 11:30

Face to face with...Yanis Varoufakis

Want to learn more about Greece, the Euro, and the global economy? Put your follow-up questions to our keynote speaker in this 'unplugged' session.

Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance, Greece @yanisvaroufakis
Chaired by Joanne Segars, Chief Executive, Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association

Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association reserves the right to amend the programme.