Defined Contribution Conference 2022

Doing more for members

Join us this June for Professional Pensions’ annual DC Conference, where we examine the current trends in the DC pensions market, ensuring that you are equipped with everything you need to know in order to maintain member benefits and outcomes.

Economic disturbance is poised to continue as the effects of the pandemic ripple through all sectors of life, and the UK heads into an inflationary period, and it is a no less busy year for DC schemes, with The Pension Regulator’s commitment to continue working towards CDC implementation, the regulatory push towards ESG inclusivity, and calls for default investment strategies to come under review there’s plenty on the plates of trustees.

Come together at the DC Conference to hear from a range of industry speakers on an array of topics to keep you well informed of industry events and trends.

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)

Countdown to DC Conference 2022

Please note: this programme is subject to change


Welcome and opening remarks
Session TBC
Session information coming soon!

Panel: Illiquid Investments and Private Markets
In this session, join our panellists as they discuss:
  • Common myths around investing in illiquids/private markets
  • How illiquid investments can be used to improve member outcomes
  • Steps to take to incorporate illiquids within your scheme investment strategy
  • View from a scheme

Networking Break
Actual ESG: Focusing Beyond Metrics and Investing in Positive Change

ESG investing can thrive with a proactive approach, but not as solely a data and metrics exercise. DC schemes can move forward and recognise the investment opportunities available in the companies making a difference. Not only to gain from, but also as a way of driving change and focus on real world outcomes. By integrating ESG principles into our investment analysis and practice, we can look beyond the data and see ESG as an opportunity, not a problem. In this session, uncover what actual ESG investing is and how regulators have used transparency demand to drive change, the limitations of ESG ratings and understand long-termism & the importance of governance.

Client Service Director, Partner
Baillie Gifford



Tackling Greenwash Wariness Among World-Weary Pension Savers

Are world events, rising living costs and COVID-19 causing distracted DC savers to deprioritise environmental and social issues? In this session, Legal & General will share its latest member research on ESG and discuss with Tumelo CEO Georgia Stewart, how we might overcome the greenwash scepticism that may be coming between people and their pension plans.

Co-Head of DC
Co-Head of DC

Jailing the jargon: Enhancing member engagement through effective communication

Savers who are auto enrolled into their schemes can be facing a wall of jargon. This information overload can prohibit members taking an active engagement into their pension prospects. Surveys from last year show that only a third of people understand how their pension works and what they’ll need when they retire. It is incumbent on schemes to ensure members sign on informed, engaged and actively preparing for their future. This session will break down how to effectively communicate with members and promote engagement without driving them away.

Cyber security and scams: Protecting member interests and data

In today’s society where data rules, cyber security is an ever-growing threat and source of anxiety for companies. When dealing with sensitive member information, the importance of secure processes is paramount. This session will detail the potential risks in the modern world and advise important steps to take now to prevent being targeted in the future.

DC charge cap: protection for savers or barrier to performance?

Plans to reduce the DC Charge Cap to a single charging structure has prompted debate about its functionality and the value it provides for members. In this panel we will discuss whether the charge cap works as intended to keep savers secure and incentivise performance, or whether it is time for change and for increased transparency of product charges.

Closing remarks

Who should attend?

Professional Pensions  welcomes delegates from the following job types:


Pension Scheme Managers

Pension Scheme Administrators

Pensions Communication Specialists

Chairs of Trustees

HR Directors/Managers


Financial Directors




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