Conference Details

RPI v CPI and now RPIJ - What is the Right Inflation for Pensioners?
March 26, 2013
RPI v CPI and now RPIJ - What is the Right Inflation for Pensioners?
Delegate Fee:
Free to Trustees and Pension Executives

18.00-18.30 Registration

18.30-18.35 Chairman's Introductions: Nick Greenwood, Pensions Fund Manager, Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Having spent almost 25 years managing bonds and equities for both institutional investors and private clients Nick moved to the Local Government Pension Scheme in 2004 when he joined the Environment Agency. Nick joined the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in 2007 and is the Pension Fund Manager for the Royal County of Berkshire Pension Fund. He has been instrumental in conducting a thorough review of the Funds governance structure as well as instigating a major overhaul of the Funds investment strategy. In April 2008 the Fund announced its new investment strategy with a wholesale move away from equities into other return seeking assets. In December 2009 the Fund announced that it had entered into a longevity insurance contract covering almost 11,000 pensioner members with Swiss Re.

18.35-18.55 Presentation: Hamish Wilson, Managing Director, HamishWilson Limited
Hamish is Managing Director and enjoys all aspects of developing the business as well as advising many of the firms clients, some as scheme actuary. Recent client engagements have included helping sponsors and trustees navigate funding negotiations, some in very extreme circumstances, assisting clients in rationalising their pension arrangements and de-risking including introducing and developing liability led investment strategies involving swap overlays. Hamish believes it is essential matters are arranged so as to empower, rather than constrain clients. Hamish is a regular speaker at conferences including those of the NAPF, The Pensions Show, the PMI, The International Congress of Actuaries and others.

18.55-19.15 Presentation: Jane Kola, Partner, Wragge & Co LLP

Jane is a qualified solicitor specialising in pensions law since 1993 and has been a partner in the Wragge & Co LLP pensions team since May 2012.   Previously she was a Partner at Sacker & Partners LLP.   Wragge & Co LLP is a full service commercial law firm.   Jane is one of 8 partners and 2 directors who lead the Wragge & Co 50+ strong pensions team which advise trustee boards and employers on a broad range of pensions issues, relating to both defined contribution and defined benefit pension schemes.   Janes work includes general day-to-day scheme advice for trustees and employers on strategic pensions issues like funding and employer transactions as well as complex pension scheme re-structuring such as mergers and buy-ins projects.   Janes particular pensions specialism is pension scheme investments and their associated documentation.


19.15 - 19.35 Presentation: Neville Hill, Managing Director and Head of European Team, Credit Suisse Asset Management

Neville Hill is a Managing Director and Head of the European Economics team at Credit Suisse. He and his team are responsible for the coverage and analysis of Western European economies, producing insightful and investible economic research and forecasts. Together they support Credit Suisse clients as well as its sales and trading teams. Neville has been an economist at Credit Suisse since 1999. Prior to joining the firm he was an economist for the UK Government Economic Service, working in the EMU policy team at HM Treasury. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Economic History from the University of Bristol.


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