DG Publishing Question Time – The Growing Pains of DC Pensions

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DG Publishing Question Time – The Growing Pains of DC Pensions

Wednesday 10 January @ 1:30 pm - 7:00 pm

For DG Publishing's Question Time debate in London, we will look at the UK’s fast growing defined contribution pension fund market, and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

This Question Time event is the ideal forum to exchange ideas on the future direction of the DC marketplace and your place in it.

The afternoon seminar will consist of two sessions in a "Question Time" format.

Each of the two sessions will open with contributions from panellists representing major stakeholders in the DC marketplace, following which delegates will have the opportunity to engage in what promises to be a vibrant question and answer debate.

The seminar is an ideal opportunity for participants to assess the DC market and discuss how to improve outcomes for members, authorities and advisers alike. It will be followed by a drinks reception, providing an opportunity to network with leading DC practitioners.

This event will provide genuine insight into the likely shape of investment thinking for the future of the DC sector and will be held under the Chatham House rule to encourage openness and the sharing of information.

Question Time - The Growing Pains of DC Pensions

13:30 - 14:00
Registration and coffee

14:00 - 14:20
Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London

14:20 - 15:40
Question Time Panel 1: The Key Challenges in DC Scheme Design

Moderator: Stephen Glover, Director – Conference Development, DG Publishing

Panellists to date:
Mark Cliff, Pension Director, Manchester Airports Group
Louise Farrand, Executive Director, Defined Contribution Investment Forum
Kevin O'Boyle, Group Head of Pensions, BT
Mark Thompson, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Pension Scheme

15:40 - 16:00

16:00 - 17:20
Question Time Panel 2: The State of Play in DB - DC Transfers

Moderator: Henry Tapper, Founder & Editor, Pensions PlayPen

Panellists to date:
John Nestor, Independent Trustee, Capital Cranfield
Dr. Chris Sier, Chair, Institutional Disclosure Working Group, FCA
Nic Sweeting, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions

17:20 - 17:30
Closing remarks

17:30 - 19:00
Drinks reception

It promises to be a thoroughly rewarding afternoon and evening and I hope you can join us.

This is a complimentary invitation. Please reply at your earliest convenience to Lily-Grace Burford at



Wednesday 10 January
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm


The Royal Society of Medicine
1 Wimpole Street
London, W1G 0EA
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