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Thursday 1 November 2018 09:00 - 17:00

This Autumn we are delivering four Pension seminars across the UK in Leeds, Glasgow, Bristol and London. These seminars will cover updates and trending topics in the UK pensions sector in addition to thought provoking discussion and networking opportunities. Click on the Book now link below to book your place at the Leeds seminar.


The seminars are designed for qualified actuaries and nearly qualified actuaries who work or have an interest in UK pensions.

Speakers include

  • Michael Aherne, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Richard Farr, Lincoln Pensions 
  • Andrew Lowe, My CSP 
  • Chinu Patel, The Pensions Regulator
  • Malcom Slee, Chair, IFoA Professional Skills sub Committee 
  • Mouna Turnbull, The Pensions Regulator



Event organiser

Contact Events Team for more information.

0207 632 1498

Topics being covered at this year's Current Issues in Pensions are as follows. 

09.00-09.30: Registration
09.30-09.35: Welcome - Rosie Fantom

09.35-10.35: Global Macro Trends

With the global economy showing signs of recovery, investors are starting to ask why and how long this might last. This session will look at the key drivers of growth, today and tomorrow, also touching on a longer term theme relevant for pension scheme investing, the driver of demographic changes on the global economy.

Speaker: James Carrick, Legal & General Investment Management

10.35-11.35: Pensions Dashboard

This workshop will cover some background to the Pensions Dashboard – why it is being developed, what work has been done to date, who is responsible and the likely roll-out timetable – before looking at how actuaries may be able to input into its development and what we, as the ‘Future Pensions Landscape’ working party, have been up to.  We are keen to hear what people think are the essential characteristics and what are the ‘nice to haves’.

Speaker: Andrew Lowe, My CSP

11.35-11.50: Morning Refreshments

11.50-12.50: A New Funding Code

Ahead of the formal consultation on a new Code of Practice on Funding in 2019, TPR is talking to interested stakeholders on the design of clearer funding standards. This session will provide an update on this process and other developments in TPR’s approach to regulating defined benefit schemes.

Speakers: Mouna Turnbull and Chinu Patel 

12.50-13.40: Lunch

13.40-14.40: Hot Topics in Pensions Law

We are proposing to cover the following topics:

  • ESG considerations and trustees' investment duties
  • GMP equalisation
  • Case law round-up

Speaker: Michael Aherne, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

14.40:15.40: Pension Scheme Consolidation

A recap on recent developments, focussing on the new ‘commercial’ consolidators, the Pensions Superfund and Clara, together with a look ahead to the DWP’s consultation on regulating consolidators, and the potential issues for trustees, employers and their actuaries when considering scheme consolidation.

Speakers: Richard Farr, Lincoln Pensions 

15.40-15.55: Afternoon refreshments

15.55-16.55: Professional Skills Session: Getting it Right 

An update on IFoA regulatory developments including the consultation on monitoring the quality of actuarial work, together with a chance for you to watch and discuss one of the new 2018/19 Professional Skills Training videos.

Speakers: Malcolm Slee and Ben White

16.55-17.00: Closing remarks



The Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds LS1 1PJ

Nearest Public Transport

Leeds Train Station