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

 

 

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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