The pensions freedoms and continuing legislation have compounded the challenges facing pensions executives in all areas of the funded UK pension system – Corporate Defined Benefit; Defined Contribution; LGPS and other public sector schemes – and have resulted in a significant increase in the flows of resources, knowledge and information between them. To improve overall member outcomes, it has become vital to understand key developments in all three sectors. There are many differing views and ideologies competing for attention. At stake is the future viability of pensions outcomes for millions of members.
The Summit gathers the most senior executives and trustees from leading corporate and local government pension plans, together with master trust and IGC chairs, senior government officials, regulators, members of influential trade bodies, and key advisers to the industry. They will debate the implications of the tectonic shifts taking place across the UK pensions landscape, the investment strategies that will be necessary to deliver future performance, and whether lasting solutions can be found to retirement funding needs on a nationwide basis.