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PMI - NextGen Conference 2021

PMI - NextGen Conference 2021

11 May 2021 | 10:00 – 16:45
Free

PMI - NextGen Conference

The PMI and NextGen are delighted to work together and deliver an event designed to promote new ideas and fresh faces, where people from across the pensions industry can debate the most pressing current and future challenges facing our sector and the next generation of savers and pensions professionals. We have built an informative and thought-provoking agenda covering issues from the implications of cognitive diversity on trustee boards, to career progression in the virtual world and what to make of the newest disruptive PensTech ideas. 

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    Fees

    free for members and non-members
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    Online

    BrightTALK
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    5 hours

    of CPD
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    7

    speakers

Event Details

THE BASICS

Topics of discussion:
  • Encouraging new faces on decision making boards – challenges, awareness and solutions
  • How to build and progress your career in pensions in an increasingly virtual world
  • Recruiting for the NextGen: Improving cognitive diversity through the recruitment process
  • Small pots – what’s the big deal and what are the solutions
  • NextGen FinTech: Disruptive technology companies looking to solve age-old problems
Who should attend:

This conference is aimed at anyone within the broader pensions ecosystem interested in hearing original insights and fresh thinking both from established figures and newer voices in the pensions industry and policy.

The venue
Event Venue Brighttalk 2

Agenda

10:00 – 11:00
Encouraging new faces on decision making boards – challenges, awareness and solutions
Andrew Cheseldine
Andrew Cheseldine
Capital Cranfield
Professional Trustee
  • How experienced and new trustees can identify some of the challenges facing pensions governance boards/committees
  • How to encourage new applicants
  • How to build an inclusive environment aimed at supporting diverse representation

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11:15 – 12:15
How to build and progress your career in pensions in an increasingly virtual world
Emily Forsyth-Davies, FIA
Emily Forsyth-Davies, FIA
Aurum Research Limited
Head of ESG
Simon Peter Mulima
Simon Peter Mulima
African Development Bank
Pension Benefits Administration
  • How to boost visibility and build a presence across a computer screen
  • Finding the appropriate balance between home and office-working
  • Tips for ensuring how to develop the most appropriate and marketable skills and qualifications
  • Lessons learned from those who have been promoted during the pandemic

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13:15 – 14:00
Recruiting for the NextGen: Improving cognitive diversity through the recruitment process
Lauren Peacock
Lauren Peacock
Scottish Widows
Responsible Investment Manager
Hadassah Shulman
Hadassah Shulman
Taylor Wessing LLP
Pensions Lawyer
  • NextGen’s latest research on diverse representation
  • What more the pensions sector can do to attract and retain diverse talent?
  • How the recruitment process can be approved

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14:30 – 15:30
Small pots – what’s the big deal and what are the solutions
TBC
TBC
  • Small pots and the impact on the success of auto-enrolment
  • Why small pots are a key issue for ‘Generation DC’?
  • Latest government prospective
  • Latest ideas designed to tackle the issue

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15:45 – 16:45
NextGen FinTech: Disruptive technology companies looking to solve age old problems
TBC
TBC
  • Introducing fresh voices and ideas through technology
  • Innovative ideas in FinTech and PensTech aimed at supporting peoples’ financial futures
  • Pensions technology
  • Opportunity to hear from early-stage businesses of their solutions and how this will help the industry

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Speakers

Hear from the experts

Andrew Cheseldine
Andrew Cheseldine
Capital Cranfield
- Professional Trustee

Andy joined Capital Cranfield in 2017.

Before joining Capital Cranfield, Andy acted as an adviser to trustees and employers at Watson Wyatt, Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow and latterly as a partner at LCP.

Using his experience of over 30 years in consulting on both DC and DB pension arrangements and liaising with regulators throughout the pension and financial services industry, he is able to use his wide knowledge and understanding for the practical benefit of trustee boards. He has served on the PLSA DC Council since 2013.

Lauren Peacock
Lauren Peacock
Scottish Widows
- Responsible Investment Manager

Lauren is a Responsible Investment Manager at Scottish Widows and sits on the NextGen Research & Insights sub-committee. As well as encouraging the pension industry to become more cognitively diverse through NextGen, Lauren also works on the topic as part of Scottish Widow’s stewardship activity. Prior to Scottish Widows, Lauren worked at the Responsible Investment NGO ShareAction where she led engagement with the pension industry.

Hadassah Shulman
Hadassah Shulman
Taylor Wessing LLP
- Pensions Lawyer

Hadassah is co-chair of the NextGen Research & Insights sub-committee. She is a pensions lawyer at Taylor Wessing LLP and recognised as a "key lawyer" in Legal 500. She advises employers and trustees on a wide range of pensions issues and is also part of the Pensions Regulator's working group on diversity.

Emily Forsyth-Davies, FIA
Emily Forsyth-Davies, FIA
Aurum Research Limited
- Head of ESG

Emily joined Aurum Research Limited (“ARL”) in 2020 as Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) and advises the Aurum Group on its ESG approach, from both a corporate and investment perspective. Prior to joining ARL, Emily worked at River and Mercantile Solutions, where she was a pensions investment consultant specialising in ESG. Emily started her career in 2008 as an onboarding specialist at Goldman Sachs and subsequently worked as a pensions actuarial analyst at AON.

Emily is passionate about demonstrating the value ESG considerations can add to both corporate and investment performance. She is a qualified actuary and holds the CFA UK Certificate in ESG Investing. 

Simon Peter Mulima
Simon Peter Mulima
Pension Benefits Administration
- African Development Bank

Simon Peter Mulima is a holder of an Advanced Diploma in Retirement provision from the Pensions Management Institute. He has over nine years of pension and insurance experience in Africa. He is a member and instructor at the InsuranceTraining College of Uganda. Simon graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science from MakerereUniversity and has since worked in the insurance, banking and pension sectors in various positions.

Simon Peter is employed by the African Development Bank where is working with the Staff Retirement Plan. He is deeply involved in roles dealing with the Administration of the Plan, Communication and Incident Risk Reporting.