Thursday, September 26, 2013

Where next for Pensions Policy? TUC conference 28 Nov 2013

This should be a very good conference for all member nominated pension trustees and representatives. Make sure you ask your scheme to pay for the £50 cost. Should be lively with Con Keating speaking.

"With automatic enrolment finally underway, and plans in place for a single-tier state pension designed to provide a solid platform for private pensions saving, what will be the next phase of pensions reform in the UK? The government’s ‘defined ambition’ agenda outlines one possible vision for pensions policy, including options for introducing risk-sharing into defined contribution provision. But what does the future hold for defined benefit pensions? Is the DB funding model sustainable? Is the role of pension funds as institutional investors more important than ever?

This conference will explore these issues and help trustees navigate the regulatory, investment and stewardship issues that they face.

As you have attended the TUC Member Trustee conference in the past you know that this event is also a valuable networking opportunity to meet fellow trustees, trade unionists and pensions and investment experts to share information and experience.

Speakers include:

·       Steve Webb MP Minister of State for Pensions
·       Gregg McClymont MP Shadow Pensions Minister
·       Frances O'Grady TUC General Secretary
·       Con Keating Brighton Rock Group
·       Sarah Smart SmartCats Consulting
·       Andrew Vaughan Association of Consulting Actuaries

Workshops:

Defined Ambition – white knight or red herring?
De-risking – questions for trustees
Stewardship – taking action
Defined contribution – the governance gap – morning only
Local Government Pension Scheme – investment governance afternoon only

Date: Tuesday 26 November 2013          Venue: Congress House, London WC1B 3LS
To register for the conference go to:  www.tucmembertrustee.eventbrite.com
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