When: Note this is a multi day event, starting 18/05/2021 for 10am - 11.15am each day and finishing on 20/05/2021
Where: Online Conference | Registration link to join webinars included in the booking confirmation email
Cost: IAPF Member - Pension Scheme Representative (Non Practitioner): Free of Charge, Non Members: €250, IAPF Member - Practitioner (Organisations that provide professional services to pension funds): €125, Members: €125,
IAPF DC CONFERENCE WEEK
The IAPF DC Conference Week will take place from the 18-20 May 2021. This three day online conference will bring together trustees, Pensions schemes, HR and finance managers, policymakers and service providers to consider and discuss issues facing pension schemes today. See below for the timetable and speakers. You only need to book once to register to view each day live or view back on demand. You will be sent the link to join each once you have booked on the IAPF website. We look forward to welcoming you then.
Further details to follow
This Conference will be allocated 3 CPD hours by the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. We received for 3 CPD hours from the LIA , we await confirmation from the IOB and the IIPM under category 2. Pensions, Pension Trustee Practitioners (PTP) hours and category 3. Savings & Investments. If you have a query relating to the CPD hours, please contact the relevant awarding bodies.
CPD Day 1: LIA (LIA11279_2021) & IOB(2021-1328) Category 2 & (PTP) hours.
CPD Day 2: LIA (LIA11280_2021) & IOB(2021-1327) Category 2, 3 & (PTP) hours.
CPD Day 3: LIA (LIA11281_2021) & IOB(2021-1325) Category 2, 3 & (PTP) hours.
Tuesday 18 May
Chair of Day 1Eleanor Cunningham, Chairperson, IAPF DC Committee / Partner, Pensions & Incentives Group, McCann FitzGerald
How A Focus On Broader Financial Wellbeing Benefits Member Retirement Planning
John Alford, Senior Manager, Workplace Financial Wellbeing, Irish Life
Whilst we’re all aware of the benefits of educating pension plan members around retirement planning, increasingly plan members are looking for broader financial guidance and support, so that they can make important retirement planning decisions with a more complete picture of their overall financial situation. Pension plan members need ongoing holistic financial guidance, pre and post retirement and during changes to their personal circumstances which is why we at Irish Life focus on the overall financial wellbeing of pension plan members. John will present on how this broader focus assists members in making key pension and non-pension related financial decisions at every point along their financial journey, and how a blend of online tools, digital nudges and group and individual supports are required to successfully support plan members on their journey.
Using Pensions to Create a Better World
Tony Burdon, CEO, Make My Money Matter
Society is changing, the pandemic has reinforced this. People are reducing their climate footprint, now they are turning to their financial footprint. Where are pensions in this? Do they help create a world to retire into? Or a world on fire? What can be done by pension funds to invest in line with member views and values, more sustainably and responsibly, while getting good returns? How can Make My Money Matter help support this shift?
Wednesday 19 May
Chair of Day 2
Ciara Quinn, IAPF DC Committee / Pension Investment Analyst, Enterprise Services, ESB
Use of Alternatives in DC Investment
Sorca Kelly-Scholte, Managing Director, Head of EMEA Pensions Solutions and Advisory, J.P. Morgan Asset Management
In this session, we will examine the case for incorporating alternatives into DC schemes, and in particular into default strategies. High valuations in listed markets, both equities and bonds, are presenting headwinds to expected returns, and inflation risk is back on the table following a long period of absence. In this environment, alternative assets can provide a solid source of diversification and inflation risk mitigation, while also offering attractive long-term return potential. We set out a framework for assessing the role of alternatives into default strategies at different points along the lifecycle, and look at lessons learned from international comparisons.
Ciara McLoughlin, Senior Associate, Employment & Benefits, William Fry
This session will provide an update on recent and future regulation that will impact on trustees and the operation of schemes in Ireland, including IORP II and Anti-Money Laundering Regulations.
Thursday 20 May
Chair of Day 3
Eunice Dreelan, Chairperson, IAPF Council / Head of Intermediary Business, Irish Life Group
Multi Asset Credit as a building block in your DC glidepath
Tom Peberdy, Investment Director & Jeff Boswell, Head of Alternative Credit, Ninety One
As DC schemes de-risk from equities in the mid phase of their glidepath we believe multi asset credit has potential to offer attractive risk adjusted returns and a smoother path of returns. Tom Peberdy, Investment Director and Jeff Boswell, Head of Alternative Credit will look at why an unconstrained approach to credit investing with a focus on downside protection could be an attractive options for DC schemes in Ireland
Grace Guy, Head of Supervision and Enforcement, Pensions Authority
The Pensions Authority will provide an overview of the key themes of transposition including how the Authority will oversee IORP II compliance and the effect of derogations and transitional periods.
* Time table subject to change
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