Friday, 11 May 2007

TUC trustee conference - full details

Protecting future pensions - the role of trustees

The TUC Member Trustee Network annual conference in association with Cass Business School.

Friday 22 June 2007 9.00am to 5pm at Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London EC1Y 8TZ

After a long period of consultation and policy development, the dust is starting to settle on pensions reform. The responsibilities of trustees for safeguarding pensions, whether defined benefit or defined contribution, have been increased by the reforms. Recognition of the importance of the trustees' role is reflected in the requirement for pension funds to have 50 per cent member nominated trustees by 2009.

The theme of this year's TUC conference is the role of pension fund trustees in protecting future pensions. Keynote speeches from Pensions Minister James Purnell MP and Brendan Barber will set the scene, while breakout sessions will explore a range of issues currently facing trustees, including past service deficits, personal accounts and existing schemes, private equity and shareholder voting. Breakout sessions will also provide a chance to discuss the DWP's Deregulatory review and The Pension Protection fund. There will be a question and answer session with the TUC's nominees to the DWP's trustee panel. Since last year's conference the Companies Act 2006 has finished its passage through Parliament, enshrining 'enlightened shareholder value' in UK company law, and in a final keynote speech, Paul Myners will explore what this means for trustees.

The conference will be chaired by Jeannie Drake, Deputy General Secretary of the CWU.

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception.

To register for the conference contact Jayne Cranefield, tel -0207 467 1258, email

To download a booking form below:

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