Programme

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Welcome from the chair

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor, Professional Pensions

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Journey planning – what next?

The pensions industry has fared surprisingly well over the last year, but is the real impact still to come? The unprecedented scope and scale of furloughs, quantitative easing and major corporate bailouts schemes may be hiding the reality that some journey plans are not as robust as may have been anticipated.

  • Is your employer sustainable?
  • Do we expect to see the journey plans of scheme changing
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Better governance for members

Better governance is recognised as delivering better outcomes for members and sponsors, to some this paves the way for consolidation. Consolidation solutions are on the rise, from defined contribution master trusts, to Clara and The Pension Superfund, and the defined benefit master trust. With the pandemic changing the efficiency of trustee meetings meaning the industry is no longer anchored to the quarterly meeting cycle but rather able to meet more frequently has this allowed trustee boards to be better informed. This session will consider the impact the pandemic has had on scheme governance and what the future of governance might look like.

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A holistic look at risk

How can you compare investment risk with cyber risk, climate risk? Is the current thinking too siloed causing Trustees to miss the overall balance of risk as a whole? This session will consider scenario planning, what to include and the variables that can make a difference to make sure your scheme is prepared.

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Panel and Q&A with all the speakers
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Closing remarks

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor, Professional Pensions

Please note: programme is subject to change