AMNT Summer Conference 2019

Investing For The Future

Registration is now open for our Summer Conference 2019.  This time, the focus is Investing for the Future. Key topics include: Data science, Investment opportunities and Transparency. We truly hope you can join us. 

Remember, this event is free to attend. Registration starts from 09.00, and we'll close with nibbles, drinks and networking at 17.20. Lunch will be provided. Please browse through the agenda below for more information.

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Key details:

Date: 4th July 2019

Time: 9:00 to 17:20

Host: Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Venue: 78 Cannon Street, London, EC4N 6AG


9:00 - Arrival, registration- Tea/coffee

9:30 - Welcome by our host Columbia Threadneedle Investments and AMNT Co-Chair

Abishek Srivastav - Head of UK Pension Solutions at Columbia Threadneedle Investments

David Weeks - Co-Chair of AMNT

9:40 - Keynote address:

Jack Dromey MP, Shadow Minister for Work and Pension

10:10 - Panel session:

Moderator - Mark King, Columbia Threadneedle Investments


 Jack Dromey MP Shadow Minister for Work and Pensions

Chris Wagstaff (in trustee capacity)

Toby Nangle, Global of Asset Allocation, Columbia Threadneddle Investments

10:40 - Macro-Economic Outlook.

Speaker: Toby Nangle, Global Head of Asset Allocation, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

11:10 - Break for tea and coffee and networking

11:40 -Key Note: Who cares about ESG policies and want to understand how their money is being invested

Moira O’Neill,  Investing Columnist at the Financial Times and Head of Personal Finance at Interactive Investor

12:10 -Breakout session No. 1

  1. Consolidation (session will be scene setting covering whole market) – Bob Scott, LCP
  2. Trustees' duties: members vs. employers' interests (KeyMed and BA cases), plus recent decisions by the Pensions Ombudsman. – Jonathan Sharp, Baker McKenzie
  3. Employer covenant – what is it, where is it going and what do you really need to know - David Clarke, KPMG

12:55 - Lunch and networking

13:45 - Breakout session No. 2

  1. Collective Defined Contribution (CDC)- what is it, how does it work for members and employers, and is there a place for it in the future UK pension landscape? Danny Wilding, Barnett Waddingham
  2. Future of Member Nominated Trustees – Mark Potter, The Pensions Regulator and an MNT
  3. How do you help members avoid bad advice and scams?Joe Craig, Quiet Room

14:30 - Panel: Data Science: The Future of Responsible Investment
The increased disclosure and availability of data in recent years has enabled investment managers to gain greater insights to ESG factors that have a material impact on the financial performance of companies. This discussion will focus on how data science and cloud technology present an exciting opportunity to evolve how we integrate ESG into investment decision making using big data.

Speaker: Iain Richards, Head of Responsible Investment, Columbia Threadneedle

Moderator – Simon Howard, UKSIF


Honor Fell, Lead for Responsible Investment, Redington

Ajeet Manjrekar, Co-Head of River and Mercantile Solutions

Karen Shackleton, Pensions for Purpose

Diandra Soobiah, NEST (TBC)

Chair of Trustees 

15:10 - Break for tea and coffee; networking

15:30 -Panel: Investment opportunities in an expensive and volatile world

Moderator - Mark King, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Panel: CTI - TBC
ConsultantClaire Carney, Hymans Robertson
Independent Trustee Dinesh Visavadia, Independent Trustee Services?


16:40 -Plenary: Transparency concerning costs & charges.  An update on the way forward

Chris Sier, Chair of FCAs working group on costs and charges; Professor at Newcastle University

16:10 - Presentation: Latest AMNT Research Project – “Are investment managers responsive to their Client’s wishes?”
Speakers: Janice Turner – Co-Chair of AMNT
Leanne Clements – Campaign Manager at Red Line Voting 

17:20 - Close, Thanks, Drinks and canapes with hosts 

There will be opportunities for conference delegates to informally
discuss their thoughts with speakers.

CPD certificates will be sent out 24/48 hours after the conference.

Confirmed Speakers

AMNT Summer Conference 2019

Jack Dromey MP

Shadow Minister Work and Pensions

AMNT Roundtable Discussion

Janice Turner

Co-Chair AMNT

AMNT - Newsletter June 2017 1

Toby Nangle

Global Head of Asset Allocation, Columbia Threadneedle Investments

AMNT Spring Conference and AGM 2019 1

Chris Sier

Chair of FCAs working group on costs and charges; Professor at Newcastle University

Your committee 1

Leanne Clements

Campaign Manager at Red Line Voting

Moira O'Neill

Investing Columnist at the Financial Times and Head of Personal Finance at Interactive Investor

A special thank you to Columbia Threadneedle for hosting our event

And thank you to our Premier sponsors for their continued support:

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