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Welcome to the web pages of the PMI London Regional Group.  We hope that as many of you as possible will find an opportunity to participate in the Group’s activities.  Our aim is to provide a forum for anyone involved or interested in pension provision to learn, share experiences and socialise.  We welcome PMI members, Students and non-members alike.

Our members come from all walks of business life: public and private sectors, in-house schemes, consultancies, administration firms, law firms, investment managers, and others.

Our business meetings offer the highest quality speakers on topics that are shaping the pensions agenda.  Each meeting is followed by drinks offering a valuable networking opportunity.

Our social meetings provide a variety of activities over the year with mixing and socialising in mind.

Our education events offer general guidance to Students, and opportunities to meet examiners, as well as an outstanding programme of revision sessions in small groups for each of the examinations over the year.

Please let committee members know about topics you would like to see discussed at future business meetings, or about anything that you think we should do differently.

Membership

To join for the first time or renew your membership use our online payment mechanism (our preferred method) or send a cheque. The fee is nominal and subsidises students and social events. If you have changed jobs it is also possible we don’t have your new email address so please contact our membership secretary to make sure we have your new details. For new members, as well as student, unwaged and retired members who are renewing and where no charge is made, please confirm your current status to Richard Pain.
 
To pay by cheque - send your annual subscription of £10.00 to Richard Pain at Grant Thornton UK LLP 30 Finsbury Square London EC2P 2YU. Cheques to be made payable to the 'PMI London Group'.

Forthcoming events 

PMI London AGM- Tuesday July 4th

The Pensions Management Institute (London Group) is holding its Annual General Meeting for members only on Tuesday 4 July 2017.

Time: Registration is from 17.45, with the AGM commencing at 18.00.
Venue: Mayer Brown LLP, 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AF After the AGM, we are delighted to welcome as our guest speaker Vivi Friedgut, CEO of Blackbullion.

Blackbullion was founded by former private banker Vivi, who is deeply passionate about financial education. She established Blackbullion as an independent financial education company with one goal – to help young people become money smarter so they can take control of their financial destiny and successfully reach their goals. Vivi will be speaking on how the industry may better engage with younger people, and how we might encourage them to save for later life.

The AGM and Vivi's session are free to attend for all PMI London Group Members.

Following the talk, we will be hosting a dinner for PMI London Group members and non-members alike at Rocket Restaurant, 201 Bishopsgate from 20.00.

Dinner will consist of two courses, to include wine/beer and water, at a cost of just £25 per person, in advance. ( no refunds)

If you select this option, you will be contacted prior to the event to confirm your menu choices. Invitations will be issued shortly. In order to confirm your attendance at the AGM and choose whether you wish to join us for dinner please book via Eventbrite.

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All PMI members and Students can keep up-to-date with events in the London Region by following us on our PMI London Linkedin group.

Free help towards your PMI qualification - revision sessions

The PMI London Group has arranged a series of revision sessions to help students with their preparations for the PMI exams in April. Each session will start at 6.00pm and should last for about an hour. For further information click here.

There is no charge for attending these sessions.

Committee members

Chairman: Girish Menezes  Email: girish.menezes@kpmg.com

Secretary and Communications Officer: Amanda Burden Tel: 020 8879 6500 Email: ab@piconsulting.co.uk

Treasurer: Nathan Jones Tel: 020 7648 0092  Email nathanjones@itmlimited.com  

Business Secretary: Matthew Demwell Tel: 020 7178 3294 Email: matthew.demwell@mercer.com

Membership Secretary: Richard Pain Tel: 020 7184 4580  Email: richard.j.pain@uk.gt.com

Education Secretary: Giles Bywater Tel: 020 3130 3157 Email: gbywater@mayerbrown.com

Social Secretary: Damon Lacey Tel: 020 3745 4854 Email: damon@museadvisory.com

Council Liaison: Anne Jones, Richard Butcher, Alan Whalley

Members: Rosalind Connor, Simon Kew, Mark Jenkins, Emma Watkins

Our commitment to you

Our purpose is to support and promote the aim of the PMI through local activity and to channel information flow between members, Students and the PMI Council and Central Staff.  We will achieve this by:

  • sponsoring a minimum of five business meetings each year with quality speakers on
    a range of pensions and employee benefit subjects
  • offering a minimum of 7.5 hours CPD qualifying activity each year
  • communicating regularly with our members to promote Regional Group activities
  • actively seeking, promoting and participating in local activities to enhance the profession and industry
  • innovative educational support for Student Members
  • providing a social forum for like-minded professionals to meet and have fun

CPD

All Regional Group meetings and events qualify for CPD hours which you can use towards your PMI CPD requirement.  These would come under the 'Events/Seminars/Conferences' category and you can claim a maximum of 7 CPD hours for each based on your assessment of its value to you.