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Current Issues in Pensions Seminar - Glasgow

Thursday 15 November 2018 09:00 - 17:00

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These seminars cover current issues and highlights in the UK pensions sector.

The seminars are designed for qualified actuaries and nearly qualified actuaries who work or have an interest in UK pensions.


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0207 632 1498

Topics being covered at this year's Current Issues in Pensions are as follows. Timings TBC. 

Hot topics in Pensions Law

We are proposing to cover the following topics:

  • ESG considerations and trustees' investment duties
  • GMP equalisation
  • Case law round-up

Speaker: Rachel Pinto, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Global Macro Trends, Today and Tomorrow

With the global economy showing signs of recovery, investors are starting to ask why and how long this might last. This session will look at the key drivers of growth, today and tomorrow, also touching on a longer term theme relevant for pension scheme investing, the driver of demographic changes on the global economy.

Speakers: James Carrick & Chris Jeffrey, Legal & General Investment Management

Protecting Defined Benefit Schemes – A New Funding Code

Ahead of the formal consultation on a new Code of Practice on Funding in 2019, TPR is talking to interested stakeholders on the design of clearer funding standards. This session will provide an update on this process and other developments in TPR’s approach to regulating defined benefit schemes.

Speakers: Johnny Miller and Andrew Dodd

Professional Skills Session: Getting it Right (1 hr)

An update on IFoA regulatory developments including the consultation on monitoring the quality of actuarial work, together with a chance for you to watch and discuss one of the new 2018/19 Professional Skills Training videos.

Speakers: Neil Walton and Judith Joy

Pension scheme consolidation

A recap on recent developments, focussing on the new ‘commercial’ consolidators, the Pensions Superfund and Clara, together with a look ahead to the DWP’s consultation on regulating consolidators, and the potential issues for trustees, employers and their actuaries when considering scheme consolidation.

Speakers: John McAleer (Aon) 

Table discussion session

An opportunity for you to discuss current pensions and actuarial issues with your peers. You can share opinions and experiences in a candid and collegiate discussion under Chatham House rules. There will not be any formal verbal reporting back on the day, but you may choose to take notes and hand them to the Chair or IFoA staff who will pass them on to the relevant speakers or other IFoA working parties or committees. Topics will include issues suggested by the rest of the day’s agenda and any other recent industry developments.




Radission Blu Hotel, 301 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL

Nearest Public Transport

Glasgow Central Train Station

Pricing information

Members  £406.00
Non Member  £545.00


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