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Investment Conference 2020 | 11-13 March | EICC, Edinburgh

Free live web streaming

If you don't have the time and resources to be in Edinburgh at our Investment Conference you can still view selected sessions live from the event. It's free and simple to register. We'll send you an email a couple of days before to access the live conference sessions. Whether you watch in the office or at home, the following sessions are available online.

Wednesday 11 March

RISK, RETURN AND RETIREMENT – GETTING THE BALANCE RIGHT IN THE NEW DECADE

PLENARY 3 |

ONLINE |

16:00 - 17:00

How are leading pension funds meeting this challenge?
Nico Aspinall, Chief Investment Officer, The People's Pension
Roelfien Kuijpers, Head of Responsible Investments; Head, Global Client Group, Ireland, Scandinavia and the UK, DWS
Denise Le Gal, Chair, Brunel Pension Partnership
Michelle Ostermann, Managing Director, Investments, RPMI Railpen
Chair: Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board; Head of DC, LGIM

Thursday 12 March

PENSIONS PLANS AND PRIORITIES

PLENARY 5 |

ONLINE |

09:30 - 10:00

The Minister for Pensions discusses the new pension schemes bill...
Guy Opperman MP, Minister for Pensions and Financial Inclusion
Chair: Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy and Research, PLSA

SURVEYING THE DC DEFAULT LANDSCAPE

DC Investing STREAM |

ONLINE |

11:35 - 12:15

Why the default option needs our attention...
David Farrar, Senior Policy Manager, Investment and Governance, DWP
Brian Henderson, Director of Consulting, Mercer
Shri Krishnansen, Strategy Director, Smart Pension
Chair: Lizzy Holliday, Head of DC, Master Trusts and Lifetime Savings, PLSA

MANAGING THE RPI to CPIH SHIFT

DB Investing STREAM |

ONLINE |

13:45 - 14:25

Inflation’s got a whole new look!
Simon Lee, Head of Pension Trust and Chief Investment Officer, Marks & Spencer
Paras Shah, Head of Liability Driven Investment, Cardano
Jos Vermeulen, Head of Solutions Design, Client Solutions Group, Insight Investments
Chair: Tiffany Tsang, Policy Lead: LGPS and DB, PLSA

DEFINING THE DB FUNDING CODE

DB investing STREAM |

ONLINE |

14:35 - 15:15

Managed risk taking, prudence, appropriateness and more...
Fred Berry, Head of Investment Consultancy, The Pensions Regulator
Rob Orr, Head of Technical and Comms, SAUL Trustee Company
Chair: Joe Dabrowski, Head of DB, LGPS and Standards, PLSA

AN ECONOMIST WALKS INTO A BROTHEL

Plenary 7 |

ONLINE |

16:45 - 17:30

Unlikely inspirations for risk management...
Allison Schrager, Economist and author
Chair: James Walsh, Head of Member Engagement, PLSA

Friday 13 March

IS ALL DIVERSITY CREATED THE SAME?

PLENARY 9 |

ONLINE |

09:25 - 10:05

How to weigh up diversity characteristics...
Daniel Gerring, Head of Pensions, Travers Smith; D&I Advisory Board, PLSA
Gavin Lewis, Head of UK LGPS, BlackRock; Co-founder #Talkaboutblack initiative, Diversity Project
Sarah Smart, Independent Investment Committee member, Unilever UK pension scheme
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, Lawyer, businesswoman, campaigner and former cabinet minister
Chair: Alison Hatcher, Board Director, PLSA; Global Head of Pensions Client Strategy, HSBC

BEYOND THE BUDGET

Plenary 11 |

Online |

11:30 - 12:10

The Spring 2020 Budget explained, specifically for the pensions industry...
Rachel Brothwood, Director of Pensions, West Midlands Pension Fund
Gregg McClymont, Director of Policy and External Affairs, The People's Pension
Laura Myers, Member, PLSA Policy Board; Head of DC, LCP
Carol Young, Director of Reward & Employment, RBS
Chair: Emma Douglas, Chair, PLSA Policy Board; Head of DC, LGIM