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We support and develop the experts who are responsible for running the UK’s pensions and employee retirement benefits industry and are acknowledged as the leading professional body for establishing, maintaining and improving professional standards in every area of pension scheme management, consultancy and trusteeship.

We provide a full range of qualifications, membership and support services for the ongoing professional development of our 6,000 members. Our vision, purpose and objectives can be found here.

We play a vital role in shaping the nation’s pensions industry and, as a result, impact on the success of UK business as a whole. We are a non lobbying professional body who works with government and other bodies in the financial sector to ensure the views of our members are put forward in a sound and impartial manner.

With over 35 years of successful operation behind us, we pride ourselves in leading the future of pension’s standards and practices across the UK and in doing so, are committed to ensuring that pensions professionals and trustees achieve professional excellence.

Vince Linnane
PMI Chief Executive


About PMI               Become a Member              Continuing Professional Development

Get Involved in PMI

Serve on Council                  Support Qualifications                Serve on PMI Committees

Contribute to publications and events

PMI Accredited Adviser Programme

Programme Information                                     Apply for an SPS      

Continuing Professional Development           Qualifications

PMI Regional Groups

Eastern                               London                            Midlands

North East                          North West                     Scotland

Southern                            South West

Pension Trustee Support

Trustee Group                   Association of Professional Pension Trustees



PMI Extra                      

Our unique package of benefits specially tailored to PMI members presenting a portfolio of fantastic discounts on a range of everyday products and services.

PMI Events

Our heavyweight programme of events will offer you stimulating content, top quality speakers, vigorous debate, and excellent networking opportunities, which prove to be a highlight of the pensions calendar.

Continuing Professional Development

Our annual Continuing Professional Development programme supports PMI members in advancing their knowledge and expanding their skills. Members can update their CPD records by logging in to the members area at the top of this page and selecting 'Your PMI'.

Pension Careers 

Our online jobs service, created exclusively for the UK pensions profession, which provides a vast selection of pensions jobs from leading recruitment agencies and employers.            

PMI Regional Groups 

Our network of UK Regional Groups organise local seminars, talks and social events. In addition, they provide study support and advice to Students who are preparing themselves for PMI examinations.



Our online TV channel offers a selection of topical, relevant and informative programmes to pensions professionals and trustees. Developed in association with Asset TV, it provides a broad range of presentations, comment, interviews, and webcasts from key figureheads within the pensions industry.

PMI News and Technical News

PMI News is our monthly magazine which  offers technical feature articles, updates from the Pensions Regulator and NEST, details on forthcoming PMI events and qualification updates, news from our Regional Groups and a list of pension job vacancies.

PMI Technical News is our quarterly newsletter which is sent to all our professional pensions and trustee members. It addresses, in depth, one particular topic which is of current interest.

For further details click here

The Learning Gateway 

Free access to Standard Life Investments’ educational portal which offers a wide-range of educational resources designed to support professional development and training needs.

Discussion Forums

Details of our discussion forums can be found here

Consultation responses

We regularly respond to consultative documents on behalf of our membership. An archive of our responses is available for you to download in pdf format. Further details can be found here.


We provide a range of services for trustees:

PMI Trustee Group

The PMI Trustee Group is dedicated to supporting individual trustees and trustee boards. The Trustee Group CPD scheme was introduced to recognise and reward ‘Blue Riband’ trustee boards without the addition of more red tape. Current members are drawn from over 100 UK pension schemes.

Click here for more details.

Awards in Pension Trusteeships examinations

The Awards in Pension Trusteeship (APT) examinations are two qualifications for trustees, or those interested in trusteeship, based on the Pensions Regulator’s indicative syllabus. They provide formal recognition of a trustee’s knowledge and understanding (TKU) in line with the requirements of the Pensions Act 2004.

Click here for more details. 


Our online resource designed to cover key aspects of the role of the Secretary to the Trustee Board.

Trustee Seminars and events

We run a PMI Trustee Group Seminar twice a year in June and November, these events help trustees to focus on areas of risk and provide them with the information and guidance they need to ensure that their company’s scheme is running effectively.

We also run a range of technical seminars and conferences that would appeal to trustees.

For further details see the events section of this website.

Association of Professional Pension Trustees

The aims of this group are to encourage and promote the highest professional standards in those who practise as professional pension trustees and promote the role of professional trustees.

Click here for furher details.


Certificate in DC Governance

We have recently launched the Certificate in DC Governance targeted at those running, advising on or governing workplace DC pension schemes. It aims to provide an understanding of the requirements and standards of governance relating to DC workplace pension schemes. Further details can be found here.

Trailblazer Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are central to raising skills in the UK. As part of recent reforms to Apprenticeships, the Government has set up a number of Trailblazer projects to design the new Apprenticeship Standards. The aim of the new Standards is to put employers genuinely in the driving seat of creating Apprenticeships, simplify their development and ensure that they are more rigorous and responsive to the needs of employers. The changes that will be implemented through the Trailblazers will fundamentally change the relationship between employers, the government and those who educate and train apprentices. Further details can be found here.

Certificate in Pension Scheme Member Guidance

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of experienced (and qualified) pensions staff who regularly liaise with members selecting options from a pension scheme.  It is concerned with improving member outcomes and providing guidance on benefit options.  As this guidance is in the area of non regulated advice the qualification  provides an overview of the distinction between regulated and non regulated advice, the different types of pension scheme and the factors that need to be considered in making decisions in regard to benefits. Further details can be found here.

PMI Expert Partners

This section of our website brings all PMI members the latest White Papers, research, articles and news from acknowledged pensions industry leaders in the following fields:

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Diversified Investment Opportunities

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 Fiduciary Management

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Independent Trustee




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Member Engagement

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Managing Volatility


 Passive Manager



Post Retirement Income

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Target Date Funds

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Transition Management and Implementation

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PMI Research Partners

This section of our website brings together research projects that we have undertaken with our partners covering many issues which are important to our members and pensions professionals.

PMI/JLT - Adminstration - to cleanse or not to cleanse? That is the question

PMI/Standard Life - DC Pulse

PMI/Towers Watson - Pensions Websites - what do members need?

PMI/HSBC - Pension Schemes for the 21 Century - is there a third way?

PMI Study Support Partners

Our Specialist Support Partners help us produce the highest quality study material for our qualifications. Click here for further details.


PMI governance

PMI Governance documents bring together all of the key information that governs how PMI is managed on behalf of it's members. The key documents can be accessed here

Pensions Terminology

The latest edition can be found here

Useful website links

Links to a number of useful websites associated with financial services

Terms of website use

Terms and conditions and cookie policy can be found here


Our Membership Department is responsible for PMI membership, Continuing Professional Development, the PMI Trustee Group, the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and PMI Extra.


The Qualifications Department manages our wide range of nationally recognised qualifications covering the various disciplines underpinning pension scheme management.

Commercial Development

Our Commercial Development Department is responsible for PMI publications, PMI events, sponsorship partnerships, PMI TV, and general PMI marketing.


Our Finance Department is responsible for subscriptions, accounts and invoices.

Professional Standards 

Professional Standards is responsible for pre-post qualification standards and the governance of the PMI.