Day Two

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Breakfast and free working time
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Welcome address

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Pensions

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Keynote: The Future of Work

Richard Watson, Author, Lecturer and Scenario Thinker

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How do we get to fully funded?

In the wake of the new DB funding code Trustees will be expected to navigate their way through setting an investment strategy for a scheme, but given the ongoing uncertainty, it could be challenging for some trustees and sponsors to work out the best course of action in relation to their scheme. How should you invest with scheme requirements plus compliance on regulatory expectations, how much will the new regime cost, when will it be implemented and how flexible it will be.

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Comfort break
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Challenging the orthodoxy

Throughout the last decade, scheme investments in gilts nearly doubled from 23% to 45% of assets but with a sharper focus on future cashflow obligations of pension funds how can Trustees shape investments to satisfy two different things; cashflow and good returns? This session will consider alternative solutions including infrastructure, private debt and pooled funding. How can these asset classes fit into your long-term funding plan?

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Single code of Practice

The Pensions Regulator has launched a consultation on amalgamating ten of its 15 codes of practice into a single 149-page document which is set to determine how governing bodies should approach governance and administration. We will look at compliance on new duties within the code, risk assessments, and continuous covenant monitoring.

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Networking and refreshments
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Workshop: Illiquidity and DB de-risking: Solutions design considerations

Not all pension schemes want the same thing. Join this session to understand how we design and implement real asset solutions for schemes of all shapes and sizes.

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

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Workshop: Dashboard data

The pensions dashboard will be one of the biggest revolutions the industry has seen, but many hurdles remain before dashboard implementation. In this workshop we’ll look at what schemes need to be doing to get dashboard ready; strategies to make sure appropriate level of accuracy and completeness in your data and the potential hurdles you may face.

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Workshop: Net Zero Masterclass

Why should pension schemes consider net zero investing? And how does this affect trustees who have not made the pledge? We will discuss real world examples of companies included/excluded from many “Paris Aligned” strategies that we may want to rethink. This Masterclass will discuss why we shouldn’t look to invest in just low-carbon companies today but understand which companies are going to benefit from the transition and which companies are exposed to transition risk. Has your portfolio been able to embrace net zero and/or climate risk management without impacting your return potential?

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

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Workshop: Net Zero Masterclass

Why should pension schemes consider net zero investing? And how does this affect trustees who have not made the pledge? We will discuss real world examples of companies included/excluded from many “Paris Aligned” strategies that we may want to rethink. This Masterclass will discuss why we shouldn’t look to invest in just low-carbon companies today but understand which companies are going to benefit from the transition and which companies are exposed to transition risk. Has your portfolio been able to embrace net zero and/or climate risk management without impacting your return potential?

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

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Workshop: Illiquidity and DB de-risking: Solutions design considerations

Not all pension schemes want the same thing. Join this session to understand how we design and implement real asset solutions for schemes of all shapes and sizes.

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

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Workshop: Dashboard data

The pensions dashboard will be one of the biggest revolutions the industry has seen, but many hurdles remain before dashboard implementation. In this workshop we’ll look at what schemes need to be doing to get dashboard ready; strategies to make sure appropriate level of accuracy and completeness in your data and the potential hurdles you may face.

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Workshop: Dashboard data

The pensions dashboard will be one of the biggest revolutions the industry has seen, but many hurdles remain before dashboard implementation. In this workshop we’ll look at what schemes need to be doing to get dashboard ready; strategies to make sure appropriate level of accuracy and completeness in your data and the potential hurdles you may face.

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Workshop: Net Zero Masterclass

Why should pension schemes consider net zero investing? And how does this affect trustees who have not made the pledge? We will discuss real world examples of companies included/excluded from many “Paris Aligned” strategies that we may want to rethink. This Masterclass will discuss why we shouldn’t look to invest in just low-carbon companies today but understand which companies are going to benefit from the transition and which companies are exposed to transition risk. Has your portfolio been able to embrace net zero and/or climate risk management without impacting your return potential?

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

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Workshop: Illiquidity and DB de-risking: Solutions design considerations

Not all pension schemes want the same thing. Join this session to understand how we design and implement real asset solutions for schemes of all shapes and sizes.

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

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Closing remarks

Jonathan Stapleton, Editor-in-Chief, Professional Pensions

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Lunch

Please note: programme is subject to change