The latest joint Professional Pensions / Global Pensions debate on transition management looked at the evolution of the transition management industry through the global financial crisis. Transition managers discussed the blurring lines between the buy-side and sell-side, the difficulties of evaluating transition management services, and the challenges that could impact the livelihood of their industry.
The online debate was chaired by Global Pensions editor Raquel Pichardo-Allison and included ConvergEx Group managing director Sam Lundqvist, Citi Group head of US transition management sales Sarah Kirschbaum, Northern Trust head of transition management for EMEA and APAC Simon Hutchinson Russell Investments head of EMEA transition management Chris Adolph, and J.P. Morgan global head of transition management John Minderides.
Conjecture looked at the key issues affecting equity and fixed income transitions, the changing roles of transition managers, and the industry's struggle to develop a common set of performance measurements.
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Professional Pensions Conjecture is a exclusive online discussion club for pension scheme managers, trustees and consultants.
We hold regular online live meetings featuring high profile speakers debating the issues that most effect our industry and discussions about the products and services that are vital to your scheme.
The aim of the club is to provide you with regular thought proving and educational debates that you can listen to through your PC or telephone and all from the comfort of your desk.
Mark Evans has been appointed as a director at Independent Trustee Services (ITS) to lead trustee appointments in London.
The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) is consulting on changes to the actuarial assumptions it uses in valuations in a bid to better reflect the bulk annuity market, with schemes set to move into surplus on aggregate.
Private sector defined benefit (DB) schemes were 96.3% funded on a Pension Protection Fund (PPF) compensation basis at the end of July, according to the lifeboat fund's monthly index.
Conduent has completed the sale of its actuarial and human resource consulting business to private equity investor, H.I.G. Capital.