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Current Highlights in Pensions Seminar (CHIPS), Glasgow

Thursday 9 November 2017 08:30 - 16:30

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

Glasgow: 09 November

Bristol: 16 November

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 Chantal Voisin for more information.

020 7632 2192

9:00 - 9.30 Registration and Refreshments
09.30 - 09.35 Chair’s Introductions
09.35 - 10.35

Opening Plenary: QE and the Inflation Dogma      
Speaker: Richard Silveira

10.35 - 10.50 Morning Refreshments
10.50 - 11.40

Workshop A

 A1: New Political Paradigm

 Speaker: Lars Kreckel 

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

Speaker: IFoA members of REIPA working party 

11.40 -11.45 Transfer Time
11.45 - 12.35

Workshop B

 B1:Running off mature schemes

Speaker: John Mcaleer 

B2: DGFS – Too much D and not enough G

 Speaker: Craig Nowrie & Abhishek Srivastav, 
                 Columbia Threadneedle Investments 

12.35 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 - 14.20

Plenary 2: Professional Skills
Actuarial Teamwork and Challenge: We should work as a team.
But sometimes you may have to challenge an idea put forward within or
external to the team. Are we good at doing that and having the right

Speaker: Neil Walton

14.20 -14.25 Transfer Time
14.25 - 15.15

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.


Speakers: Alan Watson, Aon Hewitt & Phil Doggart, IFoA

15.15 - 15.30 Afternoon Refreshments
15.30 - 16.30

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.

Speaker: Jennifer Adams, Burness Paull
                 Alan Watson, Aon Hewitt & Phil Doggart, IFoA

16.30 Event Close




Hilton Glasgow
1 William Street
G3 8HT

Nearest Public Transport

Anderston Station