Managing Defined Benefit scheme liabilities in the Sheffield City Region

27th January 2015

SOUTH YORKSHIRE PENSIONS GROUP IN CONJUNCTION WITH SHEFFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE are pleased to announced a new series of seminars aimed at DB Pension scheme trustees, Directors/ Senior management of companies with DB schemes and Pensions scheme advisers (DB sector).

The South Yorkshire Pensions Group is a newly formed organisation comprising pensions professionals and advisers servicing the South Yorkshire/ Sheffield City Region. The Group's objectives are to share knowledge, provide informed and relevant seminars to Trustees and companies in the pension schemes arena, as well as encouraging greater networking of pensions professionals and other contacts. This free seminar is our first in a series of planned events tackling the key issues affecting pensions schemes, presented in conjunction with Sheffield Chamber of Commerce, and includes a light breakfast. The event will set the scene on one of the major issues facing defined benefit schemes managing liabilities. With specialist speakers from the legal and actuarial sector and an economic update session from an investment management representative, the event will conclude with a Q&A panel of pensions specialists. The Group aims to then frame additional, more detailed, seminars and workshops, on future dates, tailored to scheme and companies' needs. This seminar will therefore involve interaction with attendees to ensure the Group provides the advice, knowledge and opinion on issues being faced in the pensions arena. We will also encourage membership of the Group which will allow access to a range of pensions professionals, informal networking events and other exciting developments as the Group develops through 2015. 8.00am - Registration and breakfast 8.40am - Introduction Howard Ringrose, BHP, Chartered Accountants 9.00am - Mark Ridler, Hill Dickinson LLP -The Pensions Lawyer's view on key legal considerations 9.20am - Mark Buckley, Broadstone LLP -The Actuary's view on key options and considerations 9.40am - Chris Hills, Investec -Economic update for Scheme trustees 10.00am - Q&A panel  - Chaired by Howard Ringrose, BHP, Chartered Accountants and will include a Pensions lawyer, an Actuary, an Investment manager, a Pension scheme manager and a Covenant review adviser/auditor. There will be time for networking after the Q & A panel ends, until 11am.

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