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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 Joint Business Meeting with the Association of Pension Lawyers

The BA Case: How good meeting practice can protect trustee decisions.
Date:  Tuesday 21st November
Time: 6.00pm
Location:  Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, EC2V 7WS
In association with the  Association of Pension Lawyers

The British Airways decision earlier this year showed us how hard it is to challenge a trustee decision if the trustees can prove they have a proper process.  Our speakers look at the legal and practical issues in running trustee meetings, minuting consideration and decisions, so that trustees can be confident that their decisions won’t be overturned.

Jennifer Miles is a partner at the global law firm Eversheds Sutherland, the firm that advises the trustees of the pension schemes at the heart of the BA case.  Jennifer was closely involved in the case and is a partner in the firm’s Litigation and Disputes Management Team based in its London Office.  She is a member of the APL.

Susan Smith is Head of Consultancy at Pi Consulting and has over thirty years’ experience in the pensions industry, working in benefits consulting, administration, secretariat services and pensions management. She currently provides secretariat and governance services to a number of trustee boards providing a wide range of benefits.  She is a Fellow of the PMI.

Invitations have been sent to all members and if you wish to attend please use our Eventbrite booking system listed on the invitation or contact one of the committee members listed on the PMI London Region page. PMI London Group and the APL are very grateful for the generous support of Eversheds Sutherland in hosting this business meeting.

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.