Thames Valley pensions conference
Blake Lapthorn were pleased to hold its first ever Thames
Valley pensions conference on Wednesday 21 March 2012 at its Oxford
office. The theme for this conference was pensions - keeping
control in challenging times.
The conference, which featured speakers from both Blake Lapthorn
and Lane Clark & Peacock, looked at the challenges facing
employers, trustees and employees as the pensions landscape
continues to shift.
To view the slides from the conference please see below. You
will be able to download the slides by clicking the link
For those with defined benefit schemes, we looked at how to really
understand what your liabilities are and how these can or might be
better managed. We also took time to look at the thorny issue of
GMP equalisation, following the Government's announcement on 20
January that schemes are under legal obligation to do this and
suggesting one way in which it might be achieved.
For those with defined contributions we looked at adequacy, as
well as the potential impact of NEST and auto enrolment.
And for both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes,
we looked at some of the options available for making the assets
work harder through being smarter.
All of this was considered and debated against the backdrop of
continuing changes to the demographic and legal framework, with the
scrapping of the default retirement age, the challenges of an
ageing workforce and the consequent effect on, and options for,
benefits and flexible retirement.
||Introduction/background/scene setting - Adrian
Lamb, Blake Lapthorn
||What really worries me is... a conversation between a new
trustee and the trustee chairman
||Will I ever know what our liabilities really are - Part I? -
Walker, Blake Lapthorn
||Equalisation and discrimination - GMPs - the facts and the
fiction, age and sex discrimination, etc. - Adrian Lamb, Blake
||De risking - what we could do tomorrow? What can we do today -
Murphy, Lane Clark & Peacock
||Making your assets work smarter - Kevin Frisby,
Lane Clark & Peacock
||Auto enrolment and DC adequacy - Andrew
Cheseldine, Lane Clark & Peacock
||What is the future for retirement? - Adrian
Lamb, Blake Lapthorn
||Summing up/panel Q&A
Wednesday 21 March 2012
9.00 am - 1.00 pm followed by lunch
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