DB sector investments of around £1.5 trillion, many of these allocated to UK government and corporate securities, are crucial to the health of the UK economy, arguably even more so in the wake of Brexit. Well documented funding shortfalls across the sector, exacerbated by ultra-low interest rates swelling the valuation of fund liabilities, present significant challenges to all stakeholders. Investment strategies for DB funds must reflect these factors, especially those which combine to achieve both asset growth and to dampen liabilities and risk.
The DB Strategic Investment Forum will gather senior pension executives from across the UK to address these key issues, learn how their direct peers are confronting common challenges, and hear from leading industry experts on the investment approaches that are working at other funds. The atmosphere at the event will be highly collegial and interactive, with outstanding knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities.
The agenda and content are driven by an Advisory Board comprised of some of the most respected and influential pensions executives. Delegates will gain privileged insights into how the leading practitioners in the industry are resolving the main challenges in the dominant sector of the pensions marketplace.
The conference will run for a full day at the Andaz Hotel, London, followed by a drinks reception and a gourmet dinner with a renowned speaker.
Sponsor representatives will be integrated into the entire forum agenda and breakout discussions. In addition, there will be significant networking time built in: a seated lunch, two coffee breaks, a drinks reception and a seated dinner at the Institute of Directors. These functions will provide ample opportunity to meet each of the pension fund executives present in a relaxed and productive atmosphere.