Event Details


08/10/2015 at 8.45am to 1.00pm


The Print Works Dublin Castle


Pension Scheme Representatives: Free of Charge
Practitioners: €375
Non Members: €550

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The Conference will deal with topical issues including a case study on the move from DB to DC, the impact of Risk Reserves, how DB schemes can be supported, where tax relief goes and how to get the most from passive investment.

CPD: This Conference has achieved 4 CPD hours from the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. 4 CPD hours from the LIA under category 2 Pensions and 1.5 CPD hours under category 3 Savings and Investments (Ref: LIA-O-8694), 4 CPD Hours from the IOB (2015-1840)  and 4 CPD hours from the IIPM. We have applied for 4 CPD hours from the FPB. If you have a query relating to CPD hours please contact the relevant awarding body.


Time Subject

8.45 Welcome, Conference Chair
Sinead Ryan, Pensions Council

Opening Address
Jim Foley – IAPF Chairperson

DB Schemes in 2015 - The Impact of Bond Yields, Risk Reserving, Funding and Accounting Standards
Rosalind Briggs, IAPF & Mercer

Panel Discussion – What should we do?
Rosalind Briggs - IAPF & Mercer, Jim Foley - IAPF, Barry Holmes - RCSI, 

The Switch from DB to DC – A Case Study
Ciaran O'Byrne - Bristol Myers Squibb Ireland

Q & A

10.45 BREAK

Smart Beta: Unlocking New Investment Opportunities
Ana Harris - State Street Global Advisors


Tax Expenditure on Occupational Pensions in Ireland: Relevance, Cost and Distribution
Dr Micheál Collins - NERI Nevin Economic Research Institute


Is Ireland’s Population Ready for Retirement?
Sorcha McKenna - McKinsey & Company


12.45 Close
Sinead Ryan - Conference Chair




click on image for biography Sinead Ryan
Pensions Council
click on image for biography Ana Harris
State Street Global Advisors
click on image for biography Sorcha McKenna
McKinsey & Company
click on image for biography Dr Micheál Collins
Nevin Economic Research Institute (NERI)
click on image for biography Rosalind Briggs
click on image for biography Ciaran O'Byrne
Bristol-Myers Squibb
click on image for biography Barry Holmes
click on image for biography Jim Foley
Trustee Decisions

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