Wednesday, 7 May 2008

TUC trustee conference - 27th June

Blimey it's that time of year already - the TUC's annual conference for trustees is coming up on 27th June. This year's speakers include James Purnell, the Beeb's Robert Peston, and Brendan Barber. PDF flyer here, blurb below:

Taking the long view - Effective pension trusteeship in uncertain times
TUC Member Trustee Network annual conference - Friday 27 June 2008, Congress House, London

The conference will be followed by a drinks reception

Global economic turbulence, increasing regulatory and legal burdens, greater longevity and legislative change: these are uncertain times in the pensions world. The role of member trustees is critical in stewarding pensions, protecting members' benefits and taking a long-term view in the face of these challenges.

This conference aims to help trustees to navigate the current terrain and look to the future on pensions policy, regulatory and investment issues.

Keynote addresses from James Purnell, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions; Robert Peston, BBC Business Editor; and Brendan Barber, TUC General Secretary, will look at the UK and global context.

Workshop sessions will provide an opportunity for more detailed discussion of key issues, including scheme funding, DC governance, responsible investment and alternative investment strategies.

The conference is also a valuable networking opportunity to meet fellow trustees, trade unionists and pensions experts to share knowledge and experience.

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