Morning Sessions


Devils Advocates: Morning Panel
Matthew Webb, Head of Benefits, LSEG


08:15 – 09:00
Registration & Networking Breakfast

09:00 – 09:05
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Louise Farrand
DC Strategic Summit

09:05 – 09:45
Keynote Speaker

Stephen Timms
Member of Parliament for East Ham and chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee

09:45 – 10:25
Panel: LTAFs: the answer to the private markets riddle or a damp squib?
LTAFs were launched with great fanfare – but so far only a handful have launched. What’s delaying progress in this area? Are schemes finding other ways to access private markets? Will the path to greater access to private markets be smoother once schemes are bigger?

Elena Zhmurova
Independent Consultant

10:25 – 10:45
Presentation: Private credit
Speaker to be confirmed: M&G Investments


10:45 – 11:15
Coffee Break


11:15 – 11:50
Roundtable: TBC
Speaker to be confirmed: Aon

11:50 – 12:10
Presentation: TBC

12:10 – 12:50
Panel: Decumulation
What happens when members stop work? Researchers are following people through their retirement years. Their observations should help pension schemes to learn important lessons about how to help people navigate their later lives. What does the industry need to do to make decumulation better? What solutions are emerging to smooth the path from accumulation into decumulation?

James Fouracre
Director – UK Institutional

Janette Weir
Ignition House


12:50 – 13:40

Afternoon Sessions


Devils Advocates: Afternoon Panel
Terry Alleyne, Trustee Chair of Administration Committee, Citibank UK Pensions


13:40 – 14:10
Afternoon Keynote

Louise Davey
Interim Director of Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice
The Pensions Regulator

14:10 – 14:30
Presentation: LTAFs
Speaker to be confirmed: Aviva Investors

14:30 – 14:50
Space investment and finance: the new asset class that’s out of this world

Sally Bridgeland
Independent Chair and Non-Executive Director

Nayen Pankhania
Strategy and Investment Director
Satellite Applications Catapult

14:50 – 15:10
Presentation: TBC
Speaker to be confirmed: Natixis Investment Managers


15:10 – 15:30
Coffee Break


15:30 – 15:50
Presentation: Introduction to the Lifetime Savings Initiative

Britt Hoffman-Jones
The Lifetime Savings Initiative

15:50 – 16:30
Roundtable: Quick wins to make the pensions system better

16:30 – 17:10
Panel: The master trust power panel

Andrew Warwick-Thompson
Professional Trustee

17:10 – 17:20
Devil’s Advocate Summaries

17:20 – 17:25
Chair’s Closing Remarks

Louise Farrand
DC Strategic Summit


17:25 – 18:30
Drinks Reception