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Current Highlights in Pensions Seminar (CHIPS), Bristol

Thursday 23 November 2017 08:30 - 16:30


Current Highlights in Pensions Seminar (CHIPS) will also take place in the following cities accross the UK;

London: 23 November

Leeds: 30 November

The seminars are designed for qualified actuaries and nearly qualified actuaries who work or have an interest in UK pensions. The programme will cover highlights from the recent Joint Risk, Investment, Pensions Conference in June and other current pension’s issues.

You can claim your CPD in attending these events.

Event organiser

Contact Niki Park for more information.

020 7632 2152

09.00-09.30 Registration and refreshments

Chair's Introduction

Speaker: Quang Le


Opening Plenary: QE and the Inflation Dogma

Speaker: Richard Silveira

10.35-10.50 Morning Refreshments

Workshop Session A

A1: New Political Paradigm

Speaker: Lars Kreckel

A2: Resource & Environmental Issues: Practical Guide for Pension Actuaries

Speakers: Andrew Claringbold and Evie Calcutt

11.40-11.45 Transfer Time

Workshop Session B

B1: Running off Mature Schemes

Speaker: Nigel Jones

B2: DGFS – Too much D and not enough G

Speaker: Toby Nangle, Global Co-Head of Multi Asset and Abhishek Srivastav, Head of UK Pension Solutions

12.35-13.30 Lunch


Plenary 2: The Professional Toolkit: A simple approach to managing and assessing culture in the workplace

Speaker: Paul Harwood, Holloway Friendly Society


Discussion Group

The session is organised around the DWP’s Green Paper themes of security and sustainability of defined benefit pension schemes. Delegates will participate in small group discussions on key topics on scheme funding, investment, regulation, consolidation and stressed schemes. The aim is to encourage robust, informed and open discussions, to share knowledge and experience with peers. Discussions will be run under Chatham House rule, there is no requirement for formal report back to the group.

15.15-15.30 Afternoon Refreshments

Panel Discussion

Following the breakout sessions delegates will have the opportunity to further their conversation with a panel of non-actuaries.  They too will be familiar with the DWP’s Green Paper on the same topics of security and sustainability in DB pension schemes. This interactive session aims to gain insight into the DWP consultations and the responses from the industry and the profession.

16.30 Close




The Bristol, Prince Street, Bristol, BS1 4QF 

Nearest Public Transport

Bristol Temple Meads