Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR, UK

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Event Date Wed Sep 28 UTC (in 8 months)
In your timezone (EST): Tue Sep 27 8:00pm - Tue Sep 27 8:00pm
Location Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
1 Festival Square, Edinburgh EH3 9SR, UK
Region EMEA

The forum is an annual reality check on the state of the DB pensions industry, enabling senior pensions executives to compare notes in a non-competitive environment on the investment and funding challenges they all face in delivering guaranteed member outcomes. While many DB schemes are firmly focused on the endgame, investment horizons remain long with a great deal to play for as regards meeting pensions promises in the most efficient manner.

At the Forum, leading pensions executives and their expert advisers will debate the investment strategies that are proving successful in today’s environment.

The agenda and content are driven by an Advisory Board comprised of some of the most respected and influential pensions executives. Delegates will gain privileged insights into how the leading practitioners in the industry are resolving the main challenges in the dominant sector of the pensions marketplace.


2021 Past Speakers

John Harrison
Adviser, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership

Andrew Keirle
Portfolio Manager, T. Rowe Price Emerging Markets Local Currency Bond Fund, T. Rowe Price

Dr Harald Henke
Head of Fixed Income, Quoniam Asset Management

Joe Pigott
Managing Director, COO, Europe, Crestline Investors

Luke Layfield
Fund Manager – Real Assets, Aviva Investors

John Carey
Investment Director (UK/Europe), IFM Investors

Lionel Laurant
Head of Recovery Fund, ICG

Mark Gibson
Head of Products and Solutions ILS, Schroders Capital

Chandra Gopinathan
Senior Investment Manager – Sustainable Ownership, RPMI Railpen

Cristina Hastings
Head of Sustainability, Westchester (Nuveen affiliate)

Thomas Hohne-Sparborth
Senior Sustainability Analyst, Lombard Odier Investment Management (LOIM)

Simon Jones
Head of Responsible Investment, Hymans Robertson

Laure Villepelet
Head of ESG/CSR, Tikehau Capital

Patrick Marshall
Head of Private Debt & CLOs, Federated Hermes

Emmanuel Bocquet
Head of Investment, TPT Retirement Solutions

John Nestor
Non-Executive Director, LGPS Central

Fraser Smart
Strategic Adviser, Aquila Heywood

Kate Yates
Chief Executive, Plumbing Pensions UK Ltd

Sarah Smart
Chair, The Pensions Regulator

Caroline Escott
Vice Chair, NextGen

Jeff Houston
Head of Pensions, Local Government Association

Alexander Prout
Activist & Vice Chair, I have to Right To