AMNT at BNY Mellon Spring Conference – Successful Member Engagement

AMNT Spring conference and AGM 2018

Successful Member Engagement: What do your members want?

Date: Wednesday 28 February 2018
Venue: BNY Mellon, 160 Queen Victoria Street, London

To know more about our Spring Conference of 2018, please browse through the agenda below. Information on our speakers, facilitators and presenters is included throughout the agenda.




Arrival and registration

Coffee and tea will be available

Welcome message from our hosts BNY Mellon and AMNT Co-Chair to be followed by the AGM

Dean Handley and David Weeks

Keynote address – Jeff Prestridge: The financial outlook for pensions contributions and benefits that pension scheme members want

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Jeff Prestridge

Mail on Sunday

Jeff has been Personal Finance Editor of The Mail on Sunday since 2004.  He also writes a fortnightly column for trade publication Financial Adviser and a monthly column for MoneyWise.

He started his career in financial services as an Economist at the Bristol & West Building Society, and since then worked at Money Management and became Personal Finance Editor of the Sunday Telegraph in 1990.

Jeff puts together a witty, punchy comment column for the Mail on Sunday and, over the past year his work has included highlighting the plight of the saver, waving a flag for Equitable Life victims and everyone else in need of power, and writing about pension reform.

Keynote address – Guy Opperman: What future strategies for pension schemes

Guy Opperman

Pensions Minister

Presentation – Robin Finer: Implementing the remedies of the Asset Management Market Study

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Robin Finer

Head of Wholesale & Investments Competition at Financial Conduct Authority.

Tea and coffee break

Enjoy some refreshments and networking.

Break-out Session No.1: Sharing best practice

Group A

Damien Stancombe: What are good Communications to Members?

Group B

Martin Hunter: What should Trustees do to help their members understand the risk of sponsor failure?

Group C

Sanjay Gupta and James Colegrave: Groupthink and diversity of thought.

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Martin Hunter

Punter Southall.

Lunch and networking

Break-out Session No.2: Sharing best practice

Group A

Matt Simms: To 'hedge' or not to 'hedge'?

Group B

Bart Huby & Lorraine Porter: What is good Member Communication?

Group C

Susan Hoare: Key governance issues to run an efficient and effective Trustee Board.

Presentation – Victoria Barron & Raj Shant: What role is sustainable investing going to play in the future of pension funds?

Tea and coffee break

Enjoy some refreshments and networking.

Presentation – Mark Thompson: HSBC's approach to ESG maters in regard to passive investing and in particular climate risk

Panel Discussion – How can MNT's help their Members to engage with Pension provision?


Robert Branagh

President of The Pensions Management Institute

Hugh Nolan

Director at Spence & Partners and President of the SPP

Kate Bell

Head of Economics at TUC

David Weeks

Co-chair of AMNT

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Hugh Nolan

Director at Spence & Partners and President of the Society of Pension Professionals.

Hugh is a Scheme Actuary and Professional Trustee who has acted for a number of FTSE-100 schemes and other household names, as well as a wide range of smaller schemes.  He also chairs the DC Committee for the Association of Consulting Actuaries (ACA).

David Weeks and Dean Handley will wrap up the day; which we'll finish with drinks, nibbles and networking.

A special thank you to BNY Mellon for hosting our event

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