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.
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