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The Small Schemes' Summit 2017

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Join us for the only event solely focused on small pension schemes (under £500m), bringing together a number of specialists from across the industry to look at the problems schemes like yours face.

Speakers and topics currently confirmed for the inaugural Small Schemes' Summit:

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) - TPR is launching its 21st Century Trusteeship campaign this month, aimed at supporting trustee boards to reach and maintain standards. Mark Potter will outline what TPR's expectations are in terms of governance of small schemes, and what happens when those expectations are not met.

The Association of Member Nominated Trustees (AMNT) - In this session, David Weeks will look at the results of the Associations's annual survey of its 700 members; he will examine the issues that small schemes report they face and how best to respond to these issues.

River and Mercantile Derivatives - With the range of products, services and solutions available to pension schemes seemingly growing by the day, time-poor smaller schemes frequently encounter a perceived barrier of complexity that can prevent them making the progress they desire. Mark Davies will consider what complexity actually is and suggest how schemes can navigate this barrier.

Hymans Robertson - When constructing investment portfolios, key considerations for any scheme are how to make the best and most efficient use of capital, and how to minimise cost in all its guises. Larger schemes have a natural advantage and, typically, also have greater resources at their disposal. We believe that smaller schemes can achieve the vast majority of benefits that larger schemes enjoy, at an appropriate price and level of governance. David Morton and Priyesh Bamania will share their thoughts and experience with you.

PwC - Longevity is one risk which becomes more relevant the smaller a pension scheme is. Ben Stone will consider the smaller scheme perspective on longevity risk: understanding the level in your scheme, managing it and insuring it.

Barnett Waddingham - DC, the archetypal small scheme. As governance requirements and costs increase and scale becomes a necessity, has small DC run its course in the UK? Global pension markets have undergone a period of consolidation - should the UK learn from these experiences to improve outcomes for members?

Ernst & Young - Covenant has become increasingly important over recent years. Taylor Dewar discusses the issues faced by smaller schemes and considers the options available to trustees.

The sessions will conclude with a lively panel debate and Q&A session, chaired by award-winning business and financial journalist Pádraig Floyd, which will be followed by informal networking drinks at ME London's Rooftop Radio Bar.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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