She's on the Money presents: Pay Attention To Your Pension

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Bracken House, 1 Friday Street

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So for some of us talking pensions is as much fun as...getting a Brazilian wax. So we will make this as pain-free as possible. When you're in your 20's-30's even 40's talking pensions is a topic that's really hard to connect with ... I mean we're trying to tackle tinder, not our retirement (right)! There are mortgages to pay, children to be had, holidays to plan, therefore we put it off and stuff those envelopes in a draw (you know the A4 sized ones).

However the stats don't lie and ladies, we gotta wake up and smell the coffee (cause it's burning). We are living longer, earning less and retiring on a lot less than men (sorry to sugar coat it). More than half of us ladies who hold a pension don't know where it’s invested and a close to a third of us (37%) don't know how much it is worth.

So the good news is you're not alone. The better news is we are going to be breaking down the world of pensions into bite-sized, delicious chunks on 3 September at Financial Times new offices in London (yes we are a little fancy).

Our panel of industry experts will be looking at what you need to know about taking control of your retirement NOW. So if you currently don't know how much is in your pension, what it is being invested into, what it should be invested into or think 'do I really need a pension'... then this event is for you!

We are taking it back to basics and will look at:

  • How much do you need for retirement and your pension (and how the hell do you work it out)
  • What is your pension being invested into
  • Types of pensions (yeah there's more than one)
  • The magic of compound interest and why you need to know about this
  • What does investing your pension ethically mean
  • When can you access your pension and how etc

We will also cover a heap of other information and most importantly give you practical steps so you can start taking charge of your future like a boss! Plus you’ll also have the opportunity to quiz our expert panelists with your own questions.

Speakers include:

Lisa Conway-Hughes, Miss Lolly

Financial advisor, author, blogger, podcaster with a ridiculous IQ! She is a qualified Financial Advisor with fifteen years' experience and a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society. To date, she has appeared in the Guardian, Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent, Glamour and Citywire as well as on BBC News, discussing subjects such as The Budget.

Jasper Martens, CMO at PensionBee

In the dusty old pension world, Jasper brings pensions back in people's mind with PensionBee, UK's first online pension manager. Leading up product and marketing, he brings 15 years of experience to the fintech startup, recognised as one of the Fintech50, and as Schroders Leading Digital Platform of the Year 2018. PensionBee is the first and only pension company to bring their customers’ pension balances into the open banking revolution. Before joining PensionBee, Jasper was Head of Marketing and Communications at small business insurance provider Simply Business.

Emma-Lou Montgomery, Associate Director at Fidelity

Emma-Lou is a former financial journalist with 25 years’ experience working in the national and online press. With a passion for getting to the heart of consumer investment and finance issues and actively encouraging women in particular to get invested and take control of their financial futures, Emma-Lou can be found regularly commentating in the media.

As well as fronting Fidelity’s Women & Money campaign, Emma-Lou presents the weekly Stock Watch Live programme and is one of Fidelity’s lead spokespeople, discussing everything from individual company announcements and what’s moving global stock markets, to wellbeing and the personal finance matters that affect us all from cradle to grave.

As a financial journalist, she was editor of Shares magazine and Moneywise and editor-in-chief of Interactive Investor. Emma-Lou was also stock market correspondent for The Telegraph and has worked for the Evening Standard, Bloomberg Business News and BBC Radio 5 Live.

Rosanna Arikoglu, Associate Director, Smith and Williamson

Rosanna is an Investment Manager with over six years’ experience. She runs money for individuals and charities across a range of accounts such as pensions, ISAs and Trusts. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion and wants to help educate women so that the pension gap (and other gaps!) can be closed.

Lisa Caplan – Nutmeg’s Head of Financial Advice, Nutmeg

Lisa joined Towry as a wealth adviser in September 2007. She was enrolled as one of the first in a cohort of four in a pioneering new programme with Towry (as it was then). The aim of the programme was to get women back into work after a career break. Lisa left Towry in January 2016 when she joined Nutmeg as head of financial advice. The role is incredibly varied. At its very core, Lisa designs, builds and tests Nutmeg’s suitability process to ensure our customers' investments are right for them and will help them meet their needs. More recently, Lisa has spearheaded the launch of Nutmeg’s personalised financial advice service – where she and her team offer customers fully qualified, personalised one-on-one financial advice to help them achieve their goals.

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Got a Q for us, email our team at events@shesonthemoney.com

This is an event you can’t (literally) afford to miss if you want to make the most of your future freedom.

The night promises great chats, prosecco (obvs) and nibbles!

PS check out what some of our previous attendees have said about our events:

"When you thought you had a grip on your finances then find out your money has actually been losing value... Such an insightful evening from She's on the Money explaining finance in a real, understandable way and showing we can manage our money just as well, if not better than guys! Huge thanks" Anna, 32

"Thanks very much for the fantastic event last night! I really enjoyed it and learned a lot about the world of investing." Sheza, 30, London

"Thank you for running these financial events, I am so much more in control of my finances because of you!" Emma, 32

Thank you to the Financial Times for supporting our event.

Please note: Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before your event start date.

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Financial Times

Bracken House, 1 Friday Street

London

EC4M 9BT

United Kingdom

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