Morning Sessions


08:00 – 09:00
Registration & Refreshments

09:00 – 09:10
Opening Remarks

Darren Philp
Founder & Managing Director
Shula PR and Policy

09:10 – 10:00
Keynote Panel: Investment innovation through the lens of a CIO
What do CIOs look for when it comes to innovation in investment? What would they like to see more of and how do they judge true innovation? Are asset managers and consultants rising to the challenge? This panel will give a 360 degree view of the pension investment world through the lens of innovation.

Paul Bucksey
Chief Investment Officer
Smart Pension

Mirko Cardinale
Head of Investment Strategy

Aoifinn Devitt
London CIV

10:00 – 10:20
Presentation: Navigating the evolving real estate market

10:20 – 11:00
Panel: Innovative infrastructure of the future

Cristiana Dochioiu
Investment Manager


11:00 – 11:30
Coffee Break


11:30 – 12:10
Panel: Collaborating to Innovate – why working together delivers better outcomes for schemes, savers and society

Jenny Devine
Head of Wiltshire Pension Fund

Nick Dixon
Head of Avon Pension Fund

12:10 – 13:00
Roundtable Discussion: What investors want from their asset managers
Investment innovation is a buzz topic. Everyone wants to be innovative, and be seen to be. But what do those at the coalface of running a scheme want from their consultants and asset managers when it comes to innovation. Are asset managers thinking outside the box? Is the industry playing it too safe? Our roundtable will delve into all this and more.

Nick Reeve
Pensions Expert


13:00 – 14:00

Afternoon Sessions


14:00 – 14:40
Keynote Speaker: Engaging the unengaged – is it possible to make pension investments interesting and accessible to members?
The well debated challenge of engaging members is not new to a conference agenda. Patrick Fagan, looks at this challenge through a different lens. Bringing an external perspective and behavioural insights and biases he’ll talk through the cognitive barriers and hurdles schemes have to overcome. As an ex-Cambridge Analytica employee he is no stranger to influencing decision making through effective communication strategies.

Keynote Speaker
Patrick Fagan
Behavioural scientist, author and consultant

14:40 – 15:20
Panel: Using the power of investments to deliver meaningful change for people and the planet
Our panel will explore the power that institutional investors have to innovate and approach investment differently, delivering good returns, while delivering impact and helping to solve some of society’s biggest challenges. We’ll explore topics including whether fiduciary duty is a hindrance to delivering good system-wide outcomes and whether group-think and risk-aversion leads to schemes not making the most of investment innovation.

Thomas Adams
Head of Health

Huw Davies
Senior Finance Adviser
Make My Money Matter

Charlotte O’Leary
Pensions for Purpose


15:20 – 15:50
Coffee Break


15:50 – 16:10
Interview: Investing for net zero – where can UK climate tech take us?
In conversation with Professor John Loughhead

Darren Philp
Summit Chair

Professor John Loughhead

16:10 – 16:50
Panel: How will tech enable a better future for investing
Innovation and technology are two sides of the same coin. But how can we use technology to drive better investment outcomes, whether that’s on the institutional side or in supporting investors and scheme members in making decisions? Our tech panel will talk about the art of the possible and what the future may hold in using technology and AI to deliver better outcomes for schemes, and most importantly, members.

Ian Beestin
Money Alive

Martin Freeman
Independent Consultant

16:50 – 17:25
Dancing with the devils
Our devil’s advocates reflect on what they’ve heard and discuss what’s hot and what’s not when it comes to investment innovation.

Devil’s Advocates
Robert Branagh
London Pensions Fund Authority

Joanne Fairbairn
Professional Trustee

Charlotte Moore
Freelance journalist

Henry Tapper

17:25 – 17:30
Chair’s Closing Remarks

17:30 – 18:00
Innovation Awards

Nick Reeve
Pensions Expert


Drinks Reception