08:30 – 09:00
Coffee and registration in the Sandringham Suite

09:00 – 09:10
Welcome & Opening remarks

09:10 – 09:35
Keynote Presentation: The Outlook for UK Pensions

09:35 – 10:15
Panel: The Evolving Industry Landscape
A discussion of the changing market share of the three main sectors of UK pensions and whether these, in aggregate, can provide adequate pensions across society.

10:15 – 10:35
Presentation: The Economic State of the World
Sponsored by T. Rowe Price

10:35 – 10:55
Presentation: How Multi-Asset Strategies Enhance Performance
Sponsored by BMO Global Asset Management

10:55 – 11:20
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite

11:20 – 11:40
Presentation: Locking in Future Income
Sponsored by J.P. Morgan Asset Management

11:40 – 12:20
Roundtable Discussions: Future Interaction with Other Sectors of the Pensions Industry

12:20 – 13:00
Panel: The New Big Challenge – Member Engagement
In the wake of the pension freedoms and with 10 million more Britons saving towards a pension as a result of auto-enrolment, engaging and communicating effectively with members has become a sine qua non for all providers. Key questions surround what members really want from their pensions, defining best practice in member engagement across LGPS, DB and DC sectors, and the consequences of greater member involvement for governance and investment strategies.

13:00 – 14:00
Lunch in the Brasserie Restaurant

14:00 – 14:20
Presentation: What Are the Global Bond Markets Telling Us About the Future?
Sponsored by TwentyFour Asset Management

14:20 – 15:00
Panel: How Can Policy and Regulation Support Better Pension Outcomes?
Speakers from the DWP, TPR and the FCA will discuss how they see their role in creating a strong and healthy pensions industry.

15:00 – 15:20
Presentation: Sustainable Investing in Global Fixed Income Portfolios
Sponsored by Wellington Management

15:20 – 16:00
Panel: How Technological Innovation is Transforming Pensions

16:00 – 16:25
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite

16:25 – 16:45
Presentation: A Great Win-Win – Social Housing
Stuart Fiertz, President, Cheyne Capital

16:45 – 17:05
Presentation: Emerging vs Developed Markets – The Story of the Next 30 Years

17:05 – 17:45
Panel: The Shift From Equities to Bonds – Or Why the Great Rotation Never Happened

17:45 – 17:50
Chairman’s Closing Remarks

17:50 – 19:00
Drinks in the Sandringham Suite

Dinner in the Library

Featured Address
Why Good Pensions Governance Is the Key to the Future
Professor Gordon Clark, Director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, Oxford University

09:00 – 09:05
Opening Remarks

09:05 – 09:45
Panel: Sustainable Investing Across UK Pensions
The panel will discuss the overriding importance of sustainable investing to LGPS, DB and DC plans alike, the challenges and benefits of implementation, and the consequences for social good, investment performance and member outcomes over time.

Dawn Turner, Chief Executive Officer, Brunel Pension Partnership

Michael Marshall, Director of Responsible Investment, LGPS Central
Mark Thompson, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Bank Pension Trust

09:45 – 10:05
Presentation: Sustainable Investing in Global Equity Portfolios
Abbie Llewellyn-Waters, Fund Manager – Global Equities, Jupiter Asset Management

10:05 – 10:25
Presentation: Illiquid Investments
Is there a true premium for long term investing in illiquids, and how can it be accessed by LGPS, DB and DC funds?

10:25 – 10:55
Panel: Listed vs Unlisted Infrastructure Strategies

10:55 – 11:20
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite

11:20 – 12:00
In the Spotlight: Meeting the Pensions Promise
Three well-known industry figures will each make the case for how to achieve a healthy pension system in the UK by the year 2050, stimulating a discussion throughout the room on this overarching issue.

12:00 – 12:20
Interview: TBC

12:20 – 13:00
Panel: The View From the Upper House
A panel of Members of the House of Lords highly engaged in pensions will discuss their view of the challenges in UK pensions and what politicians can do to resolve them.

13:00 – 13:05
Closing Remarks

Lunch in the Sandringham Suite with the Lords & Ladies