Thursday 30th April, 2020

14:00 – 14:05
Meet and greet

14:05 – 14:15
Opening Remarks and Introduction to the Conference Format
Stephen Glover
Programme Director – PPPS-LIVE
DG Publishing


14:15 – 14:30
Interview: Navigating the Recession

Interviewer
John Harrison
Adviser
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Interviewee
Steven Bell
Chief Economist
BMO Global Asset Management


14:30 – 15:00
Panel: The Evolving Industry Landscape Under Covid-19
The panel will debate significant changes to the industry landscape as a consequence of the Covid-19 crisis.

Moderator
Mark Thompson
Member of the Independent Governance Committee
Zurich Insurance

Panellists
Magnus Spence
Managing Director – Global Distribution Solutions
Broadridge Financial Solutions

Denise Le Gal
Chair
Brunel Pension Partnership

Edward Bonham Carter
Vice Chairman
Jupiter Asset Management

15:00 – 15:30
Coffee at your place – Chatrooms open for Networking

15:30 – 16:00
Panel: The Role of Real and Fixed Assets – The Managers Speak

Moderator
John Harrison
Adviser
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Panellists
Stuart Fiertz
President
Cheyne Capital

Donal Kinsella
Institutional Portfolio Manager
Eaton Vance

Jason de Sena
Executive Director – Global Alternatives
J.P. Morgan Investment Management

Matthew Livas
Senior Vice President, Credit Strategist
PIMCO


16:00 – 16:30
Panel: Is the Equity Risk Premium Alive and Well?

Moderator
Mike Weston
Chief Executive Officer
LGPS Central

Panellists
Ben Funnell
Joint Lead Portfolio Manager – Multi Asset
Man Group

Daniel Godfrey
Member of the IGC
Legal & General

Wai Lee
Global Head of Research, Multi-Asset Solutions
Wells Fargo Asset Management


16:30 – 17:00
Day 1 Catchup – Chatrooms open for Networking

Friday 1st May, 2020

14:00 – 14:10
Opening Remarks and Re-Introduction to the Conference Format

14:10 – 14:30
Panel: Are Active Managers Earning Their Crust?

Moderator
John Harrison
Adviser
Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Panellists
Mark Hedges
Chief Investment Officer
Nationwide Pension Fund

Laurence Taylor
Portfolio Specialist
T. Rowe Price


14:30 – 15:10
Panel: Re-evaluating Sustainable Investing Under Covid-19

Moderator
Julius Pursaill
Chair
RBS & Heineken DC Schemes

Panellists
Graham Cook
Strategic Investment Manager
Environment Agency Pension Fund

Robert Wilson
Investment Officer
MFS Investment Management

Julie Moret
Head of ESG
Franklin Templeton Investments

Tom Nelson
Head of Natural Resources
Ninety One Asset Management

15:10 – 15:30
Coffee at your place: Chatrooms open for Networking


15:30 – 15:35
Enter selected Discussion Groups

15:35 – 16:10
Breakout Discussion Groups

  • Group 1) Governance & Stewardship
  • Facilitator:
    Robert Branagh
    Managing Director
    London Pension Funds Authority

    Discussants:
    David Gulland
    Member of the IGC
    Royal London

    Dawn Turner
    Independent Adviser & NED

  • Group 2) Member Communication Challenges
  • Facilitator:
    Diane Maxwell
    Former Retirement Commissioner
    New Zealand

    Discussants:
    Glyn Jenkins
    Head of Pensions
    UNISON

    Henry Tapper
    CEO
    AgeWage

  • Group 3) Risk Mitigation Under Covid-19
  • Facilitator:
    Mike Vinton
    Chief Compliance & Risk Officer
    LGPS Central

    Discussants:
    Neil Mason
    Strategic Finance Manager
    Surrey Pension Fund

    Ben Piggott
    DC Plan Secretary
    Royal Mail Pension Trustees

16:10 – 16:15
Return to Plenary

16:15 – 16:45
Panel: How Regulation Is Adapting to Support the Pension System

Moderator
Jeff Houston
Head of Pensions
Local Government Association

Panellists
David Fairs
Executive Director, Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice
The Pensions Regulator

John Reynolds
Pensions Technical Specialist, Pensions and Funds Policy
Financial Conduct Authority


16:45 – 17:00
Post-event catchup – Chatrooms open for networking