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Monday 10 December 2018 09:00 - 17:00

These seminars cover current issues and highlights in the UK pensions sector.

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


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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: GMP Equalisation Update

This session will summarise the recent judgement in the Lloyds’ GMP equalisation case and consider potential next steps for pension schemes.

Speakers: Rachel Pinto and Antonia Pegden, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

10.35-11.35: 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

11.35-11.50: Morning refreshments

11.50-12.50: Protecting Defined Benefit Schemes – 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 Turnball and Will Compton

12.50-13.40: Lunch

13.40-14.40: Global Macro Trends, Today and Tomorrow

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.

Speakers: Chris Jeffrey, Legal & General Investment Management

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: Costas Yiasoumi (IFoA Self-sufficiency, Buyout and Consolidation Working Party) and Sam Jenkins (LCP) 

15.40-15.55: Afternoon refreshments

15.55-16.55: An update on the S3 mortality tables

The CMI’s consultation on its proposals for publishing the new S3 series of pension scheme mortality tables closed on 14 September.  This session will provide an update on the feedback received and the CMI’s plans for formal publication.

Speaker: Matt Fletcher, AON

16.55-17.00: Closing remarks



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