Defined Contribution Conference Autumn

Reinforcing member security

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound effect on industries around the globe, and with vaccinations numbers on the rise there is finally an end in sight. This is certainly not the time to be lax, however, with full economic recovery still some way off. In fact, the PPI and Centre for Ageing Better have warned us in June that, despite auto-enrolment driving up contributions to pension schemes, the vast majority of DC members are unlikely to achieve their expected retirement income.

With this in mind, now is the time to remain vigilant, and work to secure member outcomes in these uncertain times, whether that is adjusting the measuring stick, using data more efficiently, or perhaps considering private assets for potential investment pathways.

Join us this November as we hear from industry experts on a range of topics that addresses the actions we can take now to maintain and improve member security, as well as what we might expect to see in the future.

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

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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




    Registration and Breakfast
    Opening Remarks
    Keynote - TBC
    Measuring for success

    Recent events have changed many things, including the ways that people work, save and retire. This requires a response in the ways we measure member outcomes. Are IRR’s the way forwards? Or will other measurements, such as net performance, continue to dominate. Join us as we examine the best ways to ensure your members achieve their full potential.

    Master Trusts: Staying afloat in a shrinking market

    With the continued pressure to consolidate, it’s important to take the time to make well-informed and effective decisions. Will you wind up? Or join a master trust? In this session we’ll evaluate the choices available, and help you make the decisions that are the most appropriate for you.

    Data efficiency now

    It’s time to reengage. With the Pensions Dashboard on track to launch in 2023, member engagement and communication with schemes is on track to change with it. Let’s get a head start. It’s time to discuss in detail how a data driven approach can allow you to tailor member communications in a way that provides relevant and accessible information, thus promoting important engagement here and now.

    DC Charge cap innovation

    Plans to encourage DC schemes to invest in high-growth companies more easily under the auto-enrolment charge cap of 0.75% are the focus of the second consultation the DWP has opened. This session will consider if charge cap compliance is a barrier to investment in a broader range of alternatives, and how schemes can offer good choice to members.

    A weather eye on the horizon

    With the UK government pushing the possibility of an ‘Investment Big Bang’, let’s consider what this means for DC schemes. Investing in private assets carries with it illiquid risks, but the FCA’s Long Term Asset Fund (LTAF) might be just the ticket to increasing their accessibility. Let’s stare into the sun as we examine this “Big Bang”, and the potential it provides to diversify your portfolio.

    Panel Discussion: DC investment in a changing landscape

    A panel of investment-minded professionals will discuss the latest developments and trends in DC scheme investment.

    Networking lunch


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