Our annual defined benefit (DB) pensions conference is back for 2024. This year, we’ll be hosting at the spectacular London venue, Landing Forty Two.
It’s not a simple task to navigate the ever-changing landscape of DB pensions, so it’s crucial to be prepared and stay on top of the latest key developments. Our DB conference will provide you with all the insights you need, helping you to make more informed decisions, uncover opportunities, and successfully tackle current and future DB challenges.
The shifting landscape of bulk annuities
We’ll explore recent activity in the bulk annuity market, our future predictions, and tried and tested methods on how you can best prepare for and implement a bulk annuity transaction. The key things you’ll gain from our session is how to stand out in a crowded market where demand for bulk annuities outstrips industry resources, and how to ensure you’re using scheme resources effectively when considering endgame options. Our insights will be illuminated by our success stories with clients such as Arcadia, Thomas Cook, P&O, Chubb, and Westminster Abbey. We’ll explore the challenges we encountered during these transactions and how we overcame them.
A risk transfer revolution: alternative endgames
Over the past few months we’ve shown that the bulk annuity insurance regime is no longer the only solution available to trustees and corporates. In this session, we’ll explore the evolution of the alternative risk transfer market, including new entrants and the main points of change in considering endgames. We’ll enlighten attendees on the role of alternative endgame solutions and provide insight into the different types of providers we’ve worked with at BW, including their different offerings. Our second part features a Q&A with Clara superfund, the first superfund transaction, as well as a case-study on assessing capital-backed solutions.
Optimising your DB pension returns
Striking the right balance when it comes to taking enough returns on your DB scheme is crucial to ensure all objectives can be met, whether this be targeting a short-medium term risk transfer goal or consciously running your scheme on into the future. In this session, we’ll review whether DB pension schemes are currently taking sufficient returns to reach their goals - or have they ‘de-returned’ too much, leading to missed growth opportunities and stunting their success? We’ll also explore how you can implement risk management and the right risk metrics into your organisation to achieve the best outcomes.
When and where
Thursday 25 April 2024
9am - 2pm (including a networking lunch)
Stunning venue Landing Forty Two – London’s highest dedicated event space with incredible views of the river and major landmarks across the city.
122 Leadenhall St,
We've added two roundtable events in Manchester and Glasgow as an alternative to our London conference. If you would prefer to attend one of these instead, please register soon as we have very limited spaces.