UK - Consultant William M Mercer is running a series of courses on defined contribution (DC) plans aimed at new trustees.
‘Basic Pensions Knowledge - Defined Contribution Plans for Trustees’ is designed for new and inexperienced trustees, as well as those wanting to update their knowledge.
Issues to be covered include plan management, the legislative framework, contribution and benefit adequacy, investment options and communication with members.
Richard Giles, a European principal at Mercer who will lead the sessions, said: Clearly, trustees need to gain a solid grip of the current issues in pension scheme management, and a clear understanding of their role and responsibilities in the present heavily-regulated environment.
The course includes case studies and workshops.
The initial dates are:
Wednesday March 6 - LondonWednesday April 24 - ManchesterThursday May 2 - WarwickshireThursday May 23 - LondonTuesday June 18 - LondonThursday October 10 - LondonThursday October 24 - GlasgowWednesday November 6 - LondonThursday December 12 - London
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