Iain Clacher  Associate Professor in Accounting & Finance - Leeds University

Iain is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. He is an expert on pensions and retirement saving and is interested in retirement decision making, pension fund investments and valuation, infrastructure investing, sustainable pension systems, fund governance, and fund management costs and fees. Iain is the co-chair of the cross-practice working party on behavioural finance for actuaries at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and is involved in other working parties covering issues on collective defined contribution pensions, the macroeconomics of defined benefit pensions, and pensions and taxation.In addition, Iain is more broadly interested in all areas of accounting, finance, and economics. He has published papers in internationally ranked journals covering a wide range of areas including: institutional economics, financial accounting, ethics, pension management, fund performance, and sovereign wealth.He is regularly invited to speak at a wide range of leading forums, as well as presenting at national and international conferences. Invited presentations include the Westminster Employment Forum, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the National Association of Pension Funds, the Pensions Research Accountant Group, the Association of Consulting Actuaries, and the Pensions Management Institute. Iain is also one of the co-authors of the European adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. In addition, he has written book chapters on gold investment, agency theory and incomplete contracting, pension funds and retirement saving, and applications for regime switching in financial economics.As of June 2013 Iain has been the co-director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance, having previously been the deputy director from 2009. In this role, he is responsible for the running and on-going development of the Accounting and Finance PhD programme. In addition, Iain is also one of the co-organisers of the International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is a specialist conference for PhD students, and which is now in its 8th year. Since September 2011, Iain has been the director of the MSc Actuarial Finance; a programme he built in conjunction the School of Mathematics.In addition to his academic activities, Iain’s research and expertise has had a significant impact across a number of fields and has been used to advise a range of businesses, policy makers, and organisations including: FTSE 100 Companies, The CERN Pension Fund, The City of London Corporation, The Work Foundation, SEI, Aon, and The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association..



SPS Spotlight Series: Investment Issues for Maturing Pension Funds

July 13, 2017                                   Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Alternative Credit and Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds

August 31, 2017                               Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Emerging & Frontier Markets Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 14, 2017                         Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Investors

September 21, 2017                         Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2017                                 7A Odenplan, Stockholm

Property, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investing for Yield for Pension Funds

October 12, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Round up & Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 9, 2017                             Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 16, 2017                           The Met Hotel, Leeds

SPS Spotlight Series: LGPSs in Flux - Investment Issues & Solutions

November 23, 2017                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London