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Balance of power? Who actually runs pension schemes? Trustees, employers or advisers?

Willis Towers Watson: 71 High Holborn, London WC1V 6TP


10.00am - Introduction and welcome: David Weeks: Co-Chair, AMNT:

10.15 - Jack Jones Editor - Engaged Investor and Pensions Insight

Keynote address

10.50 - Willis Towers Watson:

“Empowering trustees through technology”                                                                                                            Looking at ways technology can assist trustees with their key roles and responsibilities.

11.35 - Coffee and networking

11.50 - Janice Turner, Co-Chair, and Robin Bell, Committee Member, AMNT:

Red Line Initiative: how it relates to all pension schemes: Interactive session, based on AMNT survey of members

12.20 - Breakout session 1: Choice of three groups:

  • Smaller schemes: do they face particular challenges?
  • DC schemes: current concerns: Investment; governance; contribution levels
  • The Pensions Regulator: Trustee Toolkit: Balance of power module

13.05 - Lunch and networking

13.50 - Breakout session 2: Choice of three groups:

  • Trustees and the possibility of default?
  • Pension scheme valuation methods
  • Empowering trustees through social media

14.35 - Breakout sessions 1 and 2: Reporting back

15.05 - Michelle Cracknell: Chief Executive: The Pensions Advisory Service: TPAS:

“Balance of power? Don't forget the scheme members!”

15.35 - Coffee and networking

15.50 - Lesley Williams: Chair: Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association: PLSA:

“Power in capable hands “

16.20 - Panel discussion: questions and comments: Topical issues in the balance of power

  • Lee Hollingworth: Hymans Robertson: DC pension scheme investment and governance
  • Keith Wallace: Pensions Institute: author of “Milking and Dumping: the devices businesses use to exploit surpluses and shed deficits in their pension schemes”: a Pensions Institute discussion paper for DB trustees
  • Malcolm McLean OBE: Senior Consultant, Barnett Waddingham; former Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Services: State pensions and private pensions

17.05 - Drinks and canapes with hosts Willis Towers Watson

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