Over 500 people are now registered to attend Professional Pensions Live - the industry’s largest virtual conference & exhibition.
The CPD certified event - which will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week (13 to 15 July) - will assess the impact of Covid-19 on the industry as well as look ahead to what the future holds.
Keynote speakers will include pensions minister Guy Opperman, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) chief executive Charles Counsell, and Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group principal Chris Curry.
It will also include a session with TPR executive director David Fairs on the new DB funding code and a guest speech by The Times columnist Philip Collins.
As well as this it will also include a range of panel sessions on topics such as defined benefit (DB) consolidation, the future of trusteeship and trustee diversity.
And we will also be convening our pension influencers panel - asking Pensions Administration Standards Association president Margaret Snowdon, Ross Trustees director Roger Mattingly, Arc Pensions Law partner Anna Copestake, and BESTrustees director Huw Evans for their views on pensions past, present and future.
There will also be a range of other sessions spread over three parallel streams, focussing on DB, defined consolidation, and Trustee Focused topics.
PP Live is fully CPD certified and free to attend for in-house scheme professionals and trustees.
This week’s top stories included Aon findings that the number of defined benefit schemes employing a sole trustee model is expected to double by 2025, while Scottish Widows invested £2bn as the inaugural investor in BlackRock’s new climate fund.
Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) saw its profits fall by a third in its first-half results as revenue fell, but redemptions from its strategies fell to the lowest level since the firm's blockbuster 2017 merger.
Phoenix Group has reported a £36m increase in group operating profit in the first six months of this year, as well as strong cash generation of £433m.
Aviva’s operating profit fell by 11% in the first half of the year as Covid-19 hit business activity, although a growth in bulk annuity sales partially offset the drop.
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