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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 renewal

A brief reminder for those who have not yet  completed their membership renewal or joined for the first time please either use our online payment mechanism (our preferred method) or send a cheque to renew your membership or join the Group. 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 student, unwaged and retired members no charge is made, please just confirm your current status to Richard Pain.  

To pay by cheque - send your annual subscription of £10.00 to Richard Pain at Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, St Bride’s House, 10 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8EH. Cheques to be made payable to the 'PMI London Group'.

Forthcoming events 

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 arranges revision sessions to help students with their examination preparations. For further information click here.

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: 0207 8427244  Email: richard.pain@crowecw.co.uk

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

Membership

Click here to download a copy of the London Group membership application form.

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 nine 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.