SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Sir Merrick Cockell  Chairman - London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA)

Sir Merrick was appointed Chairman in September 2015 after previously being Deputy Chairman since April 2013. He was appointed to the Board in 2010. In January 2015, Sir Merrick was appointed Chairman of the UK Municipal Bonds Agency, the first of its kind in Great Britain. This was soon followed by his appointment as Chair of the Crossrail2 Growth Commission until 2016. Sir Merrick Cockell was Chairman of the Local Government Association from 2011-2014. He successfully led the LGA through arguably the most difficult time for UK local government in a generation. From 2006-10, Sir Merrick chaired London Councils, the cross-party lobbying organisation which represents London’s 32 boroughs and the City of London. A councillor for over 29 years, Sir Merrick also served as Leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea from 2000 until 2013. Sir Merrick is Chairman of Localis, an independent think-tank dedicated to issues related to local government and localism. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cratus Communications and a Senior Adviser to PA Consulting Group.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

Private Equity (& Debt) Investors' Annual Seminar

December 11, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Bond Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

January 10, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

February 14, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

March 7, 2019                              Copenhagen

Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues 

March 13, 2019                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

Annual Investment Strategies for Dutch Pension Funds            

March 21, 2019                              Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance for Pension Funds                   

April 10, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual DC Pension Investment Developments & Current Issues

April 17, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

ESG & Sustainable Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 9, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues             

June 11, 2019                              Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 18, 2019                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds             

July 11, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds  

September 5, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG Investments & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 24, 2019                          Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2019                    7A Strandvägen, Stockholm

Property & Infrastructure Investment Strategies for Pension Funds 

October 10, 2019                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds                  

November 7, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Topical Investment Issues for Local Authority Pension Investors

November 14, 2019                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds 

November 21, 2019                          The Met Hotel, Leeds

Private Equity & Debt Investors' Annual Seminar

December 5, 2019                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

OUR CONFERENCES