Question Time – The Growing Pains of DC Pensions

RSM3.pngThis is a plug for an event I’m helping to moderate. I don’t normally plug events but I’m making an exception for this one. Stephen Glover, who is behind this has donated £1,500 to a charity I chose and that money is going to make a huge difference.

This is going to be a great event and if you want to go, you can either use the contact details on the ad. below, or contact Stephen directly at



 The Royal Society of Medecine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0EA 1:30pm, Wednesday 10th January, 2018

For our new Question Time debate in London, we will look at the UK’s fast growing defined contribution pension fund market, and discuss some of the key challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

This Question Time event is the ideal forum to exchange ideas on the future direction of the DC marketplace and your place in it.

The afternoon seminar will consist of two sessions in a “Question Time” format.

Each of the two sessions will open with contributions from panellists representing major stakeholders in the DC marketplace, following which delegates will have the opportunity to engage in what promises to be a vibrant question and answer debate.

The seminar is an ideal opportunity for participants to assess the DC market and discuss how to improve outcomes for members, authorities and advisers alike. It will be followed by a drinks reception, providing an opportunity to network with leading DC practitioners.

This event will provide genuine insight into the likely shape of investment thinking for the future of the DC sector and will be held under the Chatham House rule to encourage openness and the sharing of information.

Question Time – The Growing Pains of DC Pensions

13:30 – 14:00 Registration and coffee

14:00 – 14:20 Introduction Steve Webb, Director of Policy, Royal London

14:20 – 15:40 Question Time Panel 1: The Key Challenges in DC Scheme Design

Moderator: Stephen Glover, Director – Conference Development, DG Publishing

Panellists to date: Mark Cliff, Pension Director, Manchester Airports Group Louise Farrand, Executive Director, Defined Contribution Investment Forum Kevin O’Boyle, Group Head of Pensions, BT Mark Thompson, Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Pension Scheme

15:40 – 16:00 Coffee

16:00 – 17:20 Question Time Panel 2: The State of Play in DB – DC Transfers

Moderator: Henry Tapper, Founder & Editor, Pensions PlayPen

Panellists to date: John Nestor, Independent Trustee, Capital Cranfield Dr. Chris Sier, Chair, Institutional Disclosure Working Group, FCA Nic Sweeting, Senior Policy Adviser, Department for Work and Pensions

17:20 – 17:30 Closing remarks

17:30 – 19:00 Drinks reception

It promises to be a thoroughly rewarding afternoon and evening and I hope you can join us.

Venue The Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0EA

1:30pm, Wednesday 10th January, 2018

For enquiries contact Lily-Grace Burford at or call 020 3904 0072. 0r



About henry tapper

Founder of the Pension PlayPen,, partner of Stella, father of Olly . I am the Pension Plowman
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