DC Pensions Conference 2021
Online | November 15-19
Learn about the art and science of developing successful defined contribution (DC) pensions strategies – helping you deliver better outcomes for all stakeholders involved.
See how the development of successful DC pension strategies requires a healthy mix of science (data analytics, actionable insights, technical expertise) and art (innovative thinking, expert consultancy, emotional intelligence).
Identify the building blocks needed to provide and maintain world class DC pension benefits – part of our DNA focus to help organisations and pension schemes evolve and thrive.
Held over five days in one hour streams, this free-to-attend event will bring together hundreds of trustees, in-house pension managers and HR and Benefits professionals to gain fresh perspectives on DC pension topics and strategies.
Monday 15 November, 10:00 – 11:00
With regulators ramping up governance around workplace pensions, how can good governance be achieved? Is this just a tick-box exercise to deal with a burdensome task? Or is there an ideal opportunity to create a framework and benchmark that will achieve better outcomes?
In this stream we will hear from a cast of corporate and industry leaders, all experts in their field, offering practical solutions on how to create a best in class governance framework.
See how the application of science (process, skills, analysis and knowledge) and art (freedom, innovation and creativity) helps to build a governance environment that delivers informed, effective decision making.
Join us as we kick-off the conference and set the scene for the remainder of the week, where we drill down into the various aspects to help you better understand your DC DNA and achieve better DC pension strategy outcomes.
Tuesday 16 November, 10:00 – 11:00
DC providers have a key role as stewards of members’ assets to ensure savings are invested responsibly. But ‘responsible investing’ and ‘sustainability’ mean different things to different people. What does it mean for DC providers?
In this stream we’ll review the DC pension provider landscape and look at the way in which ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) factors are currently integrated into their DC scheme offerings and how this is intended to safeguard future retirees’ savings. With the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) having taken place days before this conference, net zero goals will be front and centre of mind.
Hear from a panel of DC providers as they discuss mapping the route to net zero - including the merits of climate solutions such as green bonds, sustainability-linked bonds and carbon offsets - whilst avoiding greenwashing.
And with climate risk grabbing the headlines, let’s not forget about the importance of social factors for good stewardship. Our panel of DC providers will also share with us with how social factors are covered within their policies (e.g. ESG/stewardship or voting policies) and the approaches they have in place to manage the risks and opportunities associated with social factors.