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Investment and Asset Management

De-risking DB Pensions

Investment Strategies for Risk Transferring

London |
Speakers include:
Pádraig  Floyd

Pádraig Floyd

Financial Journalist

Overview

Interest rates have remained low while life expectancy is still rising, and so are pensions costs, putting pressure on business accounts.  Pension risk transfers have become more common in recent years as companies look for new ways to de-risk their pension liabilities. However, volatility in equity markets and low gilt yields mean that sponsors may not be in a position to execute a full buyout, instead keeping their schemes in-house. But what are the advantages of outsourcing a pension scheme to an insurer compared with run-off? How can sponsors secure enough funding for de-risking? How do governance procedures and standards before and after a buyout compare? What is the current pricing for risk transfers?  

This confidential editorial dinner, organised by the Financial Times Group and Pensions Expert in association with Pension Insurance Corporation, will bring together Chief Financial Officers from a range of sectors to discuss which schemes are better off with a risk transfer and which might be better served with run-off, and to compare different scheme transaction options in terms of cost, risk and governance.

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Agenda - 26th Sep

  • 6:00pm
    Welcome Drinks
  • 6:15pm
    Opening Remarks

    Pádraig Floyd, Financial Journalist

  • 6:20pm
    Discussion Commences
  • 7:55pm
    Closing Remarks

    Pádraig Floyd, Financial Journalist

Chair (1)

Pádraig  Floyd

Pádraig Floyd

Financial Journalist

Pádraig Floyd is an award-winning financial journalist who writes on personal finance subjects, particularly pensions, investments and workplace savings. A regular commentator on pensions and investment issues, Mr Floyd shares views via Twitter at @gogetemfloyd, his website www.moneyjourney.net and his Linkedin profile at bit.ly/padraigfloyd. He is a member-nominated trustee director of the Pearson Group Pension Plan and a committee member of the Association of Member-Nominated Trustees. 

Presented by (1)

Pensions Expert is the Financial Times' specialist title for UK workplace pension schemes. It is the authoritative source of information on how these schemes and their sponsoring employers are working together to provide their members with an adequate retirement income.

Our case studies, news analysis and informed comment provide trustees, management teams and their providers with timely, practical information to inform their day-to-day jobs.

In association with (1)

Pension Insurance Corporation plc (“PIC”) is a leading provider of buy-ins and buyouts to the trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit pension schemes. At year-end 2017, PIC had insured 151,600 pension fund members and had £25.7 billion in financial investments, accumulated through the provision of tailored pension insurance buyouts and buy-ins to the trustees and sponsors of UK defined benefit pension schemes. Clients include FTSE 100 companies, multinationals and the public sector. PIC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority (FRN 454345). 

Venue

Financial Times Headquarters
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6653
Email: ftlive@ft.com

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