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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.


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 

RPC Question Session
Date: Thursday 9 March 2017
Time: 18.30
Location: Mayer Brown, 201 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3AF

Come along to a (fairly) informal evening arranged by the PMI London Group. The evening will start at 6.30pm and there will be refreshments. The object is for you to be able to practise answering RPC-type questions in multiple choice format just like the exam. Click here for further details.

PMI London Business meeting : Communicating in a Contentious World
Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Time: 18.00
Location: CMS Cameron McKenna LLP, Cannon Place, 78 Cannon Street, London EC4 6AH

Vincent Franklin, co-founder of Quietroom, will explain why just producing clear communication isn’t good enough. He’ll show ways of improving the way we talk about pensions, so that we build relationships, stir interest and help people make confident decisions about their future. He’ll also share his experience of helping schemes under stress communicate with their members. 

Mark Jenkins, Senior Associate with CMS, will look at contentious communications, in particular responding to IDRP complaints and Pensions Ombudsman claims, and will provide tips and guidance on how to avoid complaints reaching the Ombudsman. He will also touch on recent trends coming out of Pensions Ombudsman decisions.

Registration is from 5.45 pm for a 6.00 pm start and will close at approximately 7.30 pm. Invitations will be issued shortly to all members and the meeting will be followed by drinks and nibbles

Many thanks to CMS Cameron McKenna for hosting this event.

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


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.