Our 2021 DB Pensions Conference will look beyond the here and now and help trustees and pension managers consider the future challenges and opportunities facing the industry.
At a time when the pandemic has demanded we all adopt new styles of working and technological advances continue apace, our panel of experts will consider where this momentum is taking us.
We will go beyond Covid-19 and beyond the old ways of thinking to help pension professionals adopt the decision-making skills that will be necessary in the future.
This free and virtual conference series is a unique opportunity to join industry thought leaders and your peers as we provide greater clarity for what may be on the horizon.
We promise you
Our online conferences give a platform to independent voices and result in fascinating conversations
Benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience which our panel of senior pension professionals bring
Interaction with like-minded professionals
Join a virtual but stimulating environment with a community of professionals from the pension world
Focus on the future
We aim to empower you with insights into the mindset required to tackle the challenges and opportunities of today, tomorrow and beyond
Setting the agenda
10am – 11:15am, Tuesday 21 September
Decision-making in a changing environment
How has decision-making evolved and how can efficiency and effectiveness be maintained in the new virtual environment? We will consider if virtual meetings have a long-term future, how diversity and inclusion (D&I) comes into play, and to what extent sustainability will influence decisions. We’ll also ask if there’s more that boards can do to ensure the quality of their decision-making.
The event will be hosted by Danny Wilding, Partner, Actuarial Consulting, and panellists will include Paul Houghton, Partner and Head of Actuarial Consulting, independent trustees, and a guest keynote speaker who will be revealed very soon.
10am – 11am, Thursday 30 September
A world beyond Covid-19
Building on the previous stream, the effects of the pandemic have been far more wide ranging than the way we make decisions. This stream will focus on two other important aspects of the pandemic - the impact on covenant and on longevity.
With financial support schemes ending it seems likely that some sponsors will be facing distress. There have been some high profile distressed scheme cases in recent years and these can provide key takeaways that are relevant for other schemes. We will look at some obvious signs of distress as well as the implications these can have. A key takeaway will be the contingency plans that can be put in place by trustees in preparation for future distress.
Mortality rates and future longevity expectations have been impacted by Covid-19. So, how should trustees allow for all this uncertainty when funding DB pension schemes? And can longevity risk transactions help? We’ll help you to reach a meaningful conclusion.