UK - Hermes Asset Management chief executive Tony Watson is to be the keynote speaker at accounting group Horwath Clark Whitehill's annual pensions lecture.
Around 1000 pension managers, trustees and financial directors will be invited to the lecture which is being held in association with Professional Pensions magazine.
Watson will argue that occupational pension funds are fundamental to maintaining the health of the economy by giving security and a high standard of living for millions of people through retirement. He will also explain how Hermes is working in partnership with UK quoted companies to enhance shareholder value in the corporate sector and on how it is providing some of the funding that the government requires to deliver enhancements in the public sector through the public-private partnership.
Chartered accountant Horwath Clark Whitehill will host the lecture – The Law of Unintended Consequences’ as it affects occupational pension funds – at its London offices on October 8.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have launched a refreshed ScamSmart campaign to warn savers about unsolicited pension communications.
Ann Harris OBE and Mike Dailly have been appointed non-executive directors at the upcoming single financial guidance body (SFGB).
Pension schemes are "placing too much focus" on a narrow section of the private debt market where competition is driving down "compelling opportunities", according to Willis Towers Watson.
Barnett Waddingham's head of business development Adrian Cooper has left the consultancy to join TPT Retirement Solutions in a newly-created role.