Conference Details

Longevity - A Challenge or An Opportunity for Pension Funds?
October 26, 2016
Longevity - A Challenge or An Opportunity for Pension Funds?
Delegate Fee:
Free to Trustees and Pension Executives

18.00 - 18.30 Registration and refreshments

18.30 - 18.35 Chairman's introduction: Nick Greenwood, Pension 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. Nick is now also a DB Council member for the PLSA (Pensions and Lifetime savings Association).

18.35 - 18.55 Presentation: Baroness Sally Greengross, Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre, UK

Sally has been a crossbench (independent) member of the House of Lords since 2000 and co-chairs five All-Party Parliamentary Groups: Dementia, Corporate Social Responsibility, Intergenerational Futures, Continence Care and Ageing and Older People. She is the Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Choice at the End of Life, and is Treasurer of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Equalities. Sally is Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre, UK; Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance and was a Commissioner for the Equality and Human Rights Commission from 2006-12. Sally was Director General of Age Concern England from 1987 until 2000. Until 2000, she was joint Chair of the Age Concern Institute of Gerontology at Kings College London and Secretary General of Eurolink Age. She is an Ambassador for Alzheimers Society, SilverLine and HelpAge International. Sally is a Member of several advisory boards including Home Insteads Global Strategy Council; Fujitsus Responsible Business Board; and BlackRock Retirement Institutes Advisory Council. She is President of the Pensions Policy Institute and the Association of Retirement Housing Managers; Honorary Vice President of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health, a Vice President of the Local Government Association and Honorary Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries. Sally is Patron of several organisations including the National Association of Care Caterers; Care & Repair England; the Association of Retirement Community Operators; the National Network of Clinical Ethics Committees; Ransackers Association
, the Association for Ageing & Education and Age UK Westminster. Sally holds honorary doctorates from eight UK universities. Her work on ageing has been recognised by the UN Committee on Ageing and she received an outstanding achievement award from the British Society of Gerontology as well a British Geriatric Society Medal.  Sally was UK Woman of Europe in 1990 and has been an Ambassador for the Prince of Wales supporting responsible business practice.

18.55 - 19.15 Presentation: Douglas Anderson, Partner, Club Vita

Douglas is a Partner, a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary. He has over 20 years' experience of advising on a diverse range of financial and risk management issues, particularly specialising in defined benefit occupational pension schemes and longevity risk. In 2008, Douglas founded Club Vita, the longevity comparison club, and in 2011 he formed a new enterprise risk management practice.

19.15 - 19.35 Presentation: Hamish Watson, UK Human Resources Director, Scottish Power

Hamish is the UK Human Resources Director, with responsibility for all aspects of HR including Learning & Development, Pensions and, most importantly, Health & Safety. Hamish also oversees the Property & Estates, Fleet and Facilities functions.   Prior to joining ScottishPower, Hamish held a variety of roles, both within and outside HR, in the FMCG and financial sectors. In addition to his Honours degree, Hamish holds a post-graduate diploma in Human Resource Management. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development, and also completed the Global Leadership Programme at IMD, Lausanne.

19.35 - 20.00 Summary and Final Questions

20.00 - 21.00 Reception to include a light buffet


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