AMNT Spring Conference and AGM 2018

'Successful Member Engagement’

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

Our event will feature:

– Minister of Pensions: keynote address

– Jeff Prestridge: Mail on Sunday pensions correspondent: what pension scheme members want

– FCA: update on their three current reports of relevance: investment industry; transparency in costs and charges; advice and guidance to scheme members.



8.30 – Arrival and registration 

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

Dean Handley and David Weeks

9.40 – Keynote address -What Future Strategies for Pension Schemes

Guy Opperman, Pensions Minister

10.15 – Keynote address: The Financial Outlook for Pension Contributions and Benefits that pension scheme members want

Jeff Prestridge

10.55 – Update on current reports on the investment industry; transparency in costs and charges; adviceand guidance to scheme members 

11.25 – Break for tea and coffee and networking 

11.45 – Three Morning Breakout Sessions Sharing Best practice chaired by our Premier Sponsors –

Breakout group 1: Setting Default Funds, Investment Strategies & Charge Caps (Barnett Waddingham)

Breakout Group 2: Key risk issues that MNTs should be thinking about (tbc) 

Breakout 3: Communications to Members in regard to pre and post retirement (WTW)

12.45 – Lunch and networking 

13.45 – Three Breakout sessions chaired by our Premier Sponsors –

Breakout group 4: To 'hedge' or not to 'hedge'schemes (P Solve)

Breakout group 5: tPR Trustee Toolkit Training Session (tbc)

Breakout group 6: Key governance issues to run an efficient and effective Trustee Board (Susan Hoare)

14.45 – Investment Topic:

BNY Mellon

15.30 – Break for tea and coffee and networking 

15.50 HSBC's approach to ESG matters in regard to passive investing and in particular climate risk

Mark Thompson, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC

1630 Plenary Panel facilitated by David Weeks 

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

Robert Branagh – President PMI

Hugh Nolan - President/Director of Spence & Ptnrs

Kate Bell - Head of Economics TUC


17 15 – Thanks, Drinks and canapes with hosts

David Weeks

18.00 – Close

A special thank you to BNY Mellon for hosting our event

And thank you to our sponsors for their continued support:

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