Pension funds and market tumult. Open University – lunchtime Thursday


Join us for the next OU Economics seminar series, on Pension funds and market tumult.

Thursday, May 25, 2023 – 12:00 to 13:30, Online via Microsoft Teams, registration: here.

Jennifer Churchill, Bruno Bonizzi, and Con Keating will unpack how the Covid crisis and financial turbulence of September 2022 exposed the linkages between pension funds and short-term liquidity, casting doubts about their ability to act as patient investors, especially as stabilising forces during crises.

  • Jennifer Churchill is senior lecturer at UWE, Bristol Business School. She previously worked in policy and public affairs and first became interested in pensions whilst lobbying on what became the Pensions Act 2007. She has subsequently done academic research on pensions across Europe, Latin America and East Asia.
  • Bruno Bonizzi is Senior Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire, Business School. His research interests include financial integration and financialisation, with specific focus on the role of pension funds in the UK and in emerging economies.
  • Con Keating is a retired financial analyst. He is currently the chair of the Bond Commission of the European Federation of Financial Analysts Societies (EFFAS) having previously chaired for seven years the EFFAS committee on Methods and Measures. His research has been heavily focussed on pensions design and has included projects undertaken for the World Bank and OECD.

About henry tapper

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