Tuesday 21st November

Pre-conference Dinner


Wednesday 22nd November

08:15 – 09:00
Coffee and Registration in the Sandringham Suite


09:00 – 09:10
Welcome & Opening Remarks

09:10 – 09:35
Keynote Speaker: What keeps you awake at night?

09:35 – 09:55
Presentation: Global market outlook: Navigating a paradigm shift
Key market themes remain centred on inflation, monetary policy, and the risk of recession. However, the macro signals are mixed, and the narrative has gyrated between bullish and bearish as investors grapple for direction in a rapidly changing world. Where does the path lead from here and how should schemes think about their asset allocation? Our Global Market Outlook session will share perspectives on the shifting economic paradigm and evaluate the investment opportunities.

Ritu Vohora
Investment Specialist, Capital Markets
T. Rowe Price

09:55 – 10:35
Panel: Economics and politics, and delivering great outcomes for scheme members – what is keeping schemes awake at night?
Our esteemed panellists will debate the current economic and political backdrop and what it means for them in their day jobs. How is the current economic uncertainty impacting on scheme planning and decision-making? What are scheme priorities for the next few years and how will the schemes navigate the shifting economic landscape?

Robert Branagh

Steve Delo
Pan Trustees

Melanie Duffield
Chief Scheme Strategy and Stakeholder Officer

10:35 – 10:55
Interview: Multi strategy alternative credit opportunities

Speaker to be confirmed: Blue Owl


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


11:20 – 11:40
Presentation: Natural capital

Speaker to be confirmed: Nuveen

11:40 – 12:00
Interview: Diversification – How to tweak a portfolio especially from quoted to

12:00 – 12:40
Roundtable Discussion: Pensions Dashboards – Communications to members
From April 2023 onwards, every scheme and pension provider will have new legal duties to make their data available to be found on a pensions dashboard, through a rolling programme of staging deadlines. What are the latest challenges and will our industry change for the better?

12:40 – 13:00
Presentation: Thematic investing – diversification and growth in Private Equity Portfolios

Speaker to be confirmed: Federated Hermes


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


14:00 – 14:20
Presentation: How equities can play a role beyond climate

Speaker to be confirmed: Lombard Odier

14:20 – 14:40
Interview: Assessing infrastructure projects

Speaker to be confirmed: Principal

14:40 – 15:20
Panel: Real Assets


15:20 – 15:45
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite


15:45 – 16:05
Presentation: Venture Debt and Growth Funding

Speaker to be confirmed: Unigestion

16:05 – 16:50
Panel: How does diversity increase ROI?

16:50 – 17:10
Presentation: Creating a security assessment for a UK pension scheme

Alex Coburn
Co-Founder and Director

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

17:40 – 17:45
Chair’s Closing Remarks


17:30 – 18:30
Drinks Reception and Canapés

19:00 – 21:00
Dinner in the Library

Thursday 23rd November

08:15 – 09:00
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite


09:00 – 09:05
Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:05 – 09:25
Presentation: TBC

Speaker to be confirmed: Pemberton Capital Advisors LLP

09:25 – 09:45
Presentation: Affordable Housing

Speaker to be confirmed: M&G Investments

09:45 – 10:25
Panel: Market Trends

Speaker to be confirmed: J.P. Morgan Asset Management

10:25 – 11:05
Roundtable Discussion: Evaluating Member Options


11:05 – 11:25
Coffee in the Sandringham Suite


11:25 – 11:45
Interview: The politicisation of net zero and its impact on investment into the low carbon economy
In this interview, we will delve into the politicalisation of net zero and explore the mismatch between long-term investment needs and short-term political cycles. We will also consider how the UK’s expertise in capital allocation to impactful investments can offer a promising sign for global change, shifting the focus from political manoeuvring to societal impact. Join us to explore how we can all have an impact in addressing the net zero movement and build towards a sustainable future.

Speaker to be confirmed: Bluefield Partners

11:45 – 12:20
Panel: The Endgame

Louise Farrand

12:20 – 13:00
Panel: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: delivering a better working environment and improving outcomes for pension savers
In this panel our three experts will look at all things DE&I and how getting this right can make for a better workplace and society, and deliver better outcomes for members. We’ll hear from our panelists about why getting this right is important, along with some practical tips that delegates should find useful as they return to their companies and schemes to start embedding change.

David Butcher
Trustee and Mindfulness Specialist

Sam Gould
Head of PR and Campaigns
NOW: Pensions

13:00 – 13:10
Devil’s Advocate Summaries

13:10 – 13:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks


Lunch in Hillfield