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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

Talking about membership, our subscription is due in January and you will now have received your email reminder. 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. It also encourages greater engagement in the community. For student, unwaged and retired members no charge is made, please just confirm your current status to Richard Pain

Cheque: Send your annual subscription of £10.00 to Richard Pain at Grant Thornton, 30 Finsbury Square, London, EC2P 2YU. Cheques to be made payable to the “PMI London Group”. We hope that you will continue to be involved in the PMI London Group and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Forthcoming events

2018 is underway and after the turmoil of the last few years, who knows what  this year will bring – anyone for another election?
Whatever happens politically we will have enough to keep us busy in the pension industry with a number of consultations due to bear fruit this year.
 
Our business meetings will once again be managed via Eventbrite so look out for your invitations.

 
Save the Date
 
GDPR - Ten things you need to have done by 25 May
Date:  Tuesday 20th February
Time: 6.00pm
Location:  The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN
 
Sorting through everything that has been written about GDPR is a challenge in itself, never mind deciding what you need to do AND putting it into practice in a way that still allows you to actually run your pension scheme. PMI London Group is here to help cut through the chat and identify the “Ten things you need to have done by 25 May” to help you find a logical way through the maze of good intentions.
 
Our speakers will be Catherine Sutcliffe, FPMI, Head of Risk and Assurance at PS Administration Limited and Rosalind Connor, FPMI, Partner at ARC Pensions Law.
 
Invitations with a link to Eventbrite registration have been issued to members but if not yet a member then please contact Rosalind Connor for details to be sent to you.
 
 
The DB to DC transfer debate
Business meeting: May 2018
Date: TBC
Venue: TBC
 
Our May 2018 Business Meeting will address the topical question of DB to DC transfers. With continuing low interest rates and some high profile cases (such as the alleged targeting of Tata Steel members) in the headlines, transfer values continue to be a hot topic. Date and venue will be confirmed nearer the time.
 

Date for the diary - AGM

Date : 5th July 2018
Venue: RSM UK, 25 Farringdon Street, London, EC4A 4AB
Time : 6.00pm

Many thanks to RSM for hosting our AGM in July. As confirmed previously, our traditional post-AGM talk will address a subject that will be of interest to all members, from students to FPMIs, from younger to older, from new members to those with years of experience… Namely how to network effectively (both in person and using social media).  We are particularly keen to welcome student / younger / less experienced members to this session as well as our members who regularly attend.  Indeed, our post-talk social will be a great opportunity to put those networking skills to good use! 

Watch out for more details later in the year.


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

 

Committee members

Chairman: Girish Menezes  Email: girish.menezes@premiercompanies.co.uk

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, Alan Whalley

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

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.