Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Fit for the future: TUC Pension Conference 2019

Why are women left so much worse off than men in old age? Can pension schemes invest in infrastructure in a way that is compatible with trade union values? What will be the big political moments for pensions in the year ahead?
These big questions and many others are being tackled at the annual TUC pensions conference taking place on February 5th at Congress House in London.
The event provides trade unionists, and those interested in a trade union perspective on pensions, with an opportunity to consider how well pension schemes, and the wider pensions system, is catering for members’ needs. There will also be practical sessions for trustees and others.
Keynote speakers this year include:
• Pensions Minister Guy Opperman
 Debora Price, Professor of Social Gerontology at The University of Manchester
• Chris Roberts, National Director, Social and Economic Policy Dept, Canadian Labour Congress
Others speaking at the event include Sue Ferns, Senior Deputy General Secretary of Prospect trade union; Gregg McClymont, Director of Policy at B&CE, Hilary Salt, founder of First Actuarial; Rosalind Connor, partner at ARC Pensions Law; David Brooks, Technical Director at Broadstone; Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager at Age UK; David Leese, Analysis Manager, Joseph Rowntree Foundation, Christian Seymour, Head of Infrastructure – Europe at IFM Investors, Stephen O’Neill, Head of Private Markets and Investment Proposition at NEST, and Gavin Merchant, head of real assets at USS.

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