The role of gold within UK DC schemes

17 MARCH 2022 | Roundtable

The role of gold within UK DC schemes


Alternatives allocations amongst DC schemes is on the rise. According to Mercer’s European asset allocation insights for 2021, after equities, alternatives amount to the second largest allocation; often for growth and defensive objectives. Gold is robust and multifaceted in its nature and utility and is worth consideration by DC pension schemes given it is highly liquid and a proven and effective portfolio diversifier. Join us for a lively discussion exploring how an allocation to gold can help protect against downside risk, boost liquidity and enhance a portfolio’s overall risk-adjusted returns. After this session participants should have a better understanding of gold’s attributes, what drives its demand and how gold differs from the wider commodity complex.


Claire Lincoln

Head of Sales, EMEA, World Gold Council

Jeremy De Pessemier

Institutional Relationship Manager, World Gold Council

Alyshia Harrington-Clark

Head of DC, Master Trusts and Lifetime Savings, PLSA

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Thursday 17 March 2022 
Session: 11:00-12:00 




DC Investment Consultants and scheme trustees/managers (including master trusts)


Free for PLSA fund members