SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Robin Ellison  Chairman - Carillion Staff Pension Scheme

Robin is a practising solicitor and academic. He is a consultant with Pinsent Masons, the international law firm where he specialises in the development of pensions, investments and related financial services products for insurers and other providers, and in European and international pensions, pensions trustee law and pensions in matrimonial matters. He acts for a number of foreign governments and government agencies. He was adviser to the House of Commons Select Committee on BHS Pensions in 2016. He is also a director of the boards of several companies, including as Chairman of Pendragon Professional Information, publisher of Perspective, the electronic regulatory and legal publisher to the pensions industry, and of the London & Colonial insurance group, and is trustee of several pension funds, (including those of the Really Useful Theatre Group, Cambridge Colleges and Carillion) both as independent trustee and as chairman. He also practices as a commercial mediator. He was a founder of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, being awarded its Wallace Prize in 1995 and in 1997 he was elected the first solicitor Honorary Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. He was awarded the Industry Achievement award by Portfolio Institutional in 2013. He is the author of numerous books on pensions including a four volume loose-leaf Pensions Law and Practice, (Sweet & Maxwell), the Pension Trustees Handbook (7th ed, 2013, Thorogood) and is editor of Pensions Benefits Law Reports. His book, Pension Fund Investment Law (which deals in detail with ESG principles) was published by Bloomsbury Professional in 2008, and he co-authored Pensions and Divorce (Lime Legal) published in 2010. His most recent books, Pensions for you and your business, (Crimson) and Halsbury’s Laws Volume 80: Pensions (Butterworths) were published in 2013, and a study of the excesses of regulation, Red Tape, is being published by Cambridge University Press later this year. He is Visiting Professor in Pensions Law and Economics at Cass Business School, City University London, and a frequent broadcaster on radio and television on pensions matters. He is a former Chairman of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association (formerly the National Association of Pension Funds).

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

 

Annual Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2017                                 7A Odenplan, Stockholm

Property, Real Assets & Infrastructure Investment Strategies

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: LGPS in Flux - Investment Issues & Solutions

November 23, 2017                           Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Bond Investment Strategies 

January 9, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Private Equity (& Debt) Investors' Annual Seminar

January 18, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

February 8, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

March 8, 2018                            Copenhagen

Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues

March 15, 2018                               Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Dutch Pension Fund Investors' Conference

March 22, 2018                              Amsterdam

Investment Governance for Pension Funds Conference

April 12, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

21st Annual DC Pension Investment Developments

April 19, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

ESG & Sustainable Investments for Pension Funds

May 10, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Inaugural Irish Pension Fund Investors' Conference

June 7, 2018                                  Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 14, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

July 12, 2018                                 Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds

August 30, 2018                                Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 13, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Insights & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 20, 2018                          Amsterdam

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 2, 2018                              Stockholm

26th Annual Property Investing for Pension Funds

October 11, 2018                              Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 8, 2018                            Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Local Authority Pension Funds' Investment Strategies

November 15, 2018                          Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 22, 2018                          Manchester

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