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April 2020

Willis Towers Watson – Introductory Defined Benefit Trustee Training

Tuesday 21 April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willis Towers Waton Lime Street, 51 Lime Street
Leeds, EC3M 7DQ
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Register Now   This one-day course is designed for those new to trusteeship for DB pension schemes. It provides an open and interactive environment in which trustees can explore their role with their peers and leading members of the Willis Towers Watson team. This course includes: An introduction to trusteeship – covering the basics of: What a trust is Duties, powers and responsibilities of trustees Member options Scheme governance and management   An introduction to funding – covering the basics of: How…

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Willis Towers Watson – Investment Trustee Training

Wednesday 22 April @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willis Towers Waton Lime Street, 51 Lime Street
Leeds, EC3M 7DQ
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Register Now This one-day course is designed to give delegates a deeper understanding of a range of investment issues that apply to both DB and DC pension schemes. In the morning session delegates will explore: Trustee investment responsibilities and governance matters across UK pension funds, including the importance of applying investment beliefs in investment strategy. Characteristics of mainstream and alternative asset classes for UK pension funds that currently feature in portfolios and board meetings of UK pension funds. In the…

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May 2020

Willis Towers Watson – Introductory Defined Benefit Trustee Training

Thursday 14 May @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willis Towers Watson Leeds, 5 Wellington Place Wellington Street
Leeds,
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Register Now   This one-day course is designed for those new to trusteeship for DB pension schemes. It provides an open and interactive environment in which trustees can explore their role with their peers and leading members of the Willis Towers Watson team. This course includes: An introduction to trusteeship – covering the basics of: What a trust is Duties, powers and responsibilities of trustees Member options Scheme governance and management   An introduction to funding – covering the basics of: How…

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FT Investing for Good Europe: Mainstreaming ESG -Mapping the next stage of the journey

Wednesday 20 May @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Royal Garden Hotel London, + Google Map

As environmental, social and governance factors increasingly take centre stage in the world of investment, join an unrivalled line up of speakers at the FT’s Investing for Good: Mainstreaming ESG conference in London next May. Click here for the latest agenda The very latest line-up includes: David Blood Co-Founder and Senior Partner Generation Investment Management LLP Carine Smith Ihenacho Chief Corporate Governance Officer Norges Bank Investment Management Edward Mason Head of Responsible Investment Church Commissioners for England Anne Simpson Director,…

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June 2020

XPS – Trustee Knowledge & Understanding Courses

Tuesday 2 June @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
XPS London, 11 Strand
London, WC2N 5HR
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For trustees of defined benefit schemes It is now over thirteen years since the Trustee Knowledge and Understanding (TKU) requirements were introduced. Since then the range of topics that trustees need to understand has become much wider, with new concepts such as integrated risk management, an ever greater choice of asset classes and investment approaches and additional governance considerations for trustees. These TKU courses (run by XPS Pensions Group and Punter Southall Governance Services) are aimed primarily at new trustees…

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Save the Date: BNY Mellon Pension Summit 2020 Accelerating to the Future State of Pensions

Thursday 11 June @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BNY Mellon, 160 Queen Victoria Street
London, EC4 4LA
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We are pleased to announce that the BNY Mellon Pension Summit will take place in London on Thursday 11th June 2020. This event will bring together pension scheme managers and trustees, industry influencers and BNY Mellon subject matter experts to discuss the evolution of the pension market. The agenda will explore a variety of themes under the banner of Accelerating to the Future State of Pensions, including the U.K. economic and policy outlook, pension scheme consolidation, best practices in member…

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Barnett Waddingham – DB Trustee Training, Leeds

Wednesday 17 June @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Barnett Waddingham Pinnacle,, 67 Albion Street,
Leeds, LS1 5AA United Kingdom
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With an increased focus from The Pensions Regulator on governance standards, it is essential for trustees to have suitable and regular training. Our comprehensive training programme effectively guides trustees, who are responsible for managing defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, through the fundamental issues highlighted in The Pensions Regulator’s ‘Scope Guidance’. This one-day course provides both new trustees, and those seeking a reminder, a thorough grounding in pensions matters - and the knowledge to complete The Pensions Regulator’s Trustee Toolkit with confidence.…

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Willis Towers Watson – Investment Trustee Training

Tuesday 30 June @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Willis Towers Watson Leeds, 5 Wellington Place Wellington Street
Leeds,
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Register Now This one-day course is designed to give delegates a deeper understanding of a range of investment issues that apply to both DB and DC pension schemes. In the morning session delegates will explore: Trustee investment responsibilities and governance matters across UK pension funds, including the importance of applying investment beliefs in investment strategy. Characteristics of mainstream and alternative asset classes for UK pension funds that currently feature in portfolios and board meetings of UK pension funds. In the…

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September 2020

Barnett Waddingham – DC Training

Thursday 10 September @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Barnett Waddingham – London Wall, 2 London Wall Place
London, EC2Y 5AU United Kingdom
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If you’re involved in operating and governing DC pension schemes, it is vital to understand the operation of your scheme, comply with new governance requirements and keep your DC knowledge up to date. In an ever-evolving market, trustees are increasingly required to demonstrate how they govern members’ benefits and keep their defined contribution (DC) knowledge up to date. Companies are facing increasingly significant corporate risks, particularly those that pensions create.  Good governance can help to mitigate these. Our one-day course…

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Willis Towers Watson – Introductory Trust-based DC Training

Tuesday 15 September @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Willis Towers Waton Lime Street, 51 Lime Street
Leeds, EC3M 7DQ
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Register Now This one-day course is designed to give delegates a better understanding of the many issues they will face as a trustee, or scheme manager, of a trust-based DC scheme. In a participative environment, delegates will explore: An overview of the current DC pensions landscape. The legal framework within which trustees operate. The key issues in effective DC administration. The latest developments in DC governance. How to devise a DC investment strategy and monitor investment performance. Communication and improving…

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