With a growing number of market commentators predicting the end of the current market cycle, this roundtable session will consider the implications for pensions savers, both DB and DC alike. Addressing key questions including; how do we define a market cycle? Can we really use history to determine the end of this cycle? and whether or not ‘this time it’s different’.
We will be joined by a great panel of speakers detailed below who will provide their own views on these questions and share how pension schemes are preparing their investment strategies and what this means for how we, as institutional professionals, work with our clients and consultants.
8:30am – Registration and welcome refreshments
9:00am – Welcome & introduction
9:05am – Overview on market cycles
James Lindsay, Head of Sales, UK & Ireland, MFS Investment Management
9:10am – Tapan Datta | Head of Asset Allocation, Aon – Tapan is Head of the Global Asset Allocation Team at Aon Hewitt. This team of ten professionals is responsible for the firm’s long-term capital market assumptions and medium-term views. These views are extensively used in both investment advisory and discretionary services offered by the firm globally.
9:20am – Dinesh Visavadia | Director, Independent Trustee Services – Dinesh is a Director at Independent Trustee Services with significant experience of working with large pension schemes (defined benefit and defined contributions) on their pension and investment strategies. He has previously been the Head of Pensions at large organisations which include the John Lewis Partnership, Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd, Royal Mail Group, JPMorgan and Willis Towers Watson.
9:30am – John Walbaum | Partner, Hymans Robertson – John has been with Hymans Robertson for 12 years and has been involved in pensions and investment since 1983. He is Head of Investment Consultancy and an owning Member of Hymans Robertson. He advises a range of prominent private sector clients, and is involved in all areas of investment consultancy, providing advice on investment strategy, portfolio structure, managers and implementation.
9:40am – Panel Discussion
Tapan Datta, Head of Asset Allocation, Aon
Dinesh Visavadia, Director, Independent Trustee Services Ltd
John Walbaum, Partner, Hymans Robertson
Chair: James Lindsay, Head of Sales, UK & Ireland, MFS Investment Management
10:10am – Networking Break
10:30am – Event Close
We do hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an interesting and informative discussion and superb networking opportunity.
If you have less than 5 years’ experience in the industry then AIMSE Europe Academy events are the perfect choice, allowing you to obtain further insight into key topics and offering a fantastic networking opportunity.
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