SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Robin Ellison  Chairman - Carillion Staff Pension Scheme

Robin is a Partner at Pinsent Masons, an international law firm. He specialises in the development of pensions 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 is a director of the boards of a number of companies, including as Chairman of Pendragon Professional Information, publisher of Perspective, the electronic regulatory and legal publisher to the pensions industry, Chairman of London & Colonial Insurance, the company behind the Open Annuity and the EU SIPP, and Chairman of Occupational Pension Trusts (the alternative to buy-outs). He is a trustee of several pension funds, (including those of the Really Useful Theatre Group and Carillion) both as independent trustee and as chairman. He also practices as a commercial mediator. For some years he was a member of the Occupational Pensions Board (until its dissolution), and is a member of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) Pensions Panel. He was a founder of the Association of Pensions Lawyers, being awarded its Wallace Prize in 1995. In 1997 he was elected the first solicitor Honorary Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute. 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 (Thorogood) and Family Breakdown and Pensions (Butterworths 2001, 2nd ed) and is editor of Pensions Benefits Law Reports. He is Visiting Professor in Pensions Law and Economics at Cass Business School, City University London, and at Birmingham City University, and a frequent broadcaster on radio (especially BBC Radio 4 Moneybox) and television on pensions matters. He is a recent Chairman of the National Association of Pension Funds. His book, Pension Fund Investment Law, was published by Bloomsbury Professional in May 2008, and he co-authored Pensions and Divorce (Lime Legal) published in 2010. He is the Chairman of the U party and was its prospective parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn in the 2010 general election. His latest book, Pensions for you and your business, is published by Crimson in early 2013, and he is currently working on a study of the excesses of regulation called Too much law.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

 

SPS Spotlight Series: Value for Money & Low Cost Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 11, 2017                                   Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Spotlight Series: LDI Strategies & Risk Management Developments for Pension Funds

June 8, 2017                                     Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Spotlight Series: DC Pension Developments & Current Issues

June 15, 2017                                   Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

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 & Alternative 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

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