Day One

-
Registration and arrival breakfast
-
Welcome address

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Pensions

-
Opening Keynote: An update from the regulator

The last year has seen some big changes for the pensions industry and TPR has published strategies on our regulatory approach, climate change and equality, diversity and inclusion. Jenny will provide an overview of some of the key changes within TPR as well as a forward look of what’s coming up.

Jenny Davie, Head of Regulatory Transactions and Frontline Support, The Pensions Regulator

-
Coffee and networking break
-
Impact and opportunities of the world’s decarbonisation on real assets

As asset managers and pension schemes come under pressure to focus on ESG metrics, James Tarry will discuss the forces driving change in real asset investing, and how pension investors can meet their sustainability goals while capturing attractive long-term returns.

James Tarry, Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Income, Aviva Investors

-
Avoiding net zero led greenwashing

The UK pension scheme regulator is pushing for greater integration of climate risk management by trustees and CIOs. It is vital therefore to understand how to successfully achieve this whilst avoiding greenwashing. This session will discuss what the key considerations are when assessing climate risk integration and/or committing to net zero from an investment perspective. Has your equity and bond portfolio managed to avoid greenwashing?

Dr Thomas Hohne-Sparborth, Senior Sustainability Analyst, Lombard Odier

-
Stepping up to the challenge: growth and innovation in the pension de-risking market

With the introduction of the Pension Schemes Act 2021 bringing a real focus on long-term targets and journey planning, the theme ‘New challenges, better solutions’ could not be more apt. The pension de-risking landscape has changed dramatically in the past decade. Transactions have become more bespoke, with growing innovation in the market creating more options than ever before to manage risks and secure members’ benefits. As investment and de-risking strategies become more dynamic, we’ll look at the latest developments and explore what this means for trustees and their corporate sponsors. Recognising that no two pension schemes are the same, we’ll explore new and innovative approaches to maximise certainty for trustees along their journey plan.

Frankie Borrell, Head of Client Solutions, Pension Risk Transfer, Legal & General
Rachel Cutts, Origination and Execution Director, Pension Risk Transfer, Legal & General

-
Lunch
-
Workshop: Trustee Masterclass

The pandemic has challenged the status quo of how many businesses are run but has this now presented us with an opportunity? This session will look at how Trustees can run more effective meetings looking at frequency and virtual options. Does this open up more opportunities for people who were previously excluded, could this increase the opportunity for diversity on Trustee boards?

Ali Tayyebi, Partner, Actuarial Consulting, Barnett Waddingham

-
Workshop: Innovation in UK residential - creating inflation linked income

In our workshop, we will demonstrate how we turn innovation in UK residential property into secure inflation linked returns for pension schemes. Allianz Home Equity Income combines fintech and data with the country’s existing housing stock to deliver genuine diversification in residential investment, net inflation plus 2-4% income (nominal 5-8%) and is deployable with huge supply. It has first mover advantage for schemes and provides positive societal benefits for the new homeowners.

Jason Allan, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Catherine McLaughlin, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Conrad Holmboe, Chief Investment Officer, Wayhome

-
Workshop: Hedge funds - what are they good for? Absolutely nothing or absolute returns?

Aon’s Guy Saintfiet, senior portfolio manager and hedge funds specialist, will explore how investors can build portfolios which are more resilient against market downturns, garner a fairer share of returns and integrate ESG into a hedge fund portfolio.

Guy Saintfiet, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aon

-
Workshop: Hedge funds - what are they good for? Absolutely nothing or absolute returns?

Aon’s Guy Saintfiet, senior portfolio manager and hedge funds specialist, will explore how investors can build portfolios which are more resilient against market downturns, garner a fairer share of returns and integrate ESG into a hedge fund portfolio.

Guy Saintfiet, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aon

-
Workshop: Trustee Masterclass

The pandemic has challenged the status quo of how many businesses are run but has this now presented us with an opportunity? This session will look at how Trustees can run more effective meetings looking at frequency and virtual options. Does this open up more opportunities for people who were previously excluded, could this increase the opportunity for diversity on Trustee boards?

Ali Tayyebi, Partner, Actuarial Consulting, Barnett Waddingham

-
Workshop: Innovation in UK residential - creating inflation linked income

In our workshop, we will demonstrate how we turn innovation in UK residential property into secure inflation linked returns for pension schemes. Allianz Home Equity Income combines fintech and data with the country’s existing housing stock to deliver genuine diversification in residential investment, net inflation plus 2-4% income (nominal 5-8%) and is deployable with huge supply. It has first mover advantage for schemes and provides positive societal benefits for the new homeowners.

Jason Allan, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Catherine McLaughlin, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Conrad Holmboe, Chief Investment Officer, Wayhome

-
Workshop: Innovation in UK residential - creating inflation linked income

In our workshop, we will demonstrate how we turn innovation in UK residential property into secure inflation linked returns for pension schemes. Allianz Home Equity Income combines fintech and data with the country’s existing housing stock to deliver genuine diversification in residential investment, net inflation plus 2-4% income (nominal 5-8%) and is deployable with huge supply. It has first mover advantage for schemes and provides positive societal benefits for the new homeowners.

Jason Allan, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Catherine McLaughlin, Director, UK Business Development, Allianz Global Investors
Conrad Holmboe, Chief Investment Officer, Wayhome

-
Workshop: Hedge funds - what are they good for? Absolutely nothing or absolute returns?

Aon’s Guy Saintfiet, senior portfolio manager and hedge funds specialist, will explore how investors can build portfolios which are more resilient against market downturns, garner a fairer share of returns and integrate ESG into a hedge fund portfolio.

Guy Saintfiet, Senior Portfolio Manager, Aon

-
Workshop: Trustee Masterclass

The pandemic has challenged the status quo of how many businesses are run but has this now presented us with an opportunity? This session will look at how Trustees can run more effective meetings looking at frequency and virtual options. Does this open up more opportunities for people who were previously excluded, could this increase the opportunity for diversity on Trustee boards?

Ali Tayyebi, Partner, Actuarial Consulting, Barnett Waddingham

-
Comfort break
-
Closing Keynote

Ian King, Broadcaster and Business Journalist

-
Free time and networking
-
Drinks reception
-
Dinner

Please note: programme is subject to change