SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Dr Rachel Melsom  UK Director - Tobacco Free Portfolios

Rachel completed her first degree in Genetics at University College London in 1987   following   which   she   pursued   an   extensive   career   in   advertising, commercial media negotiations, founded an intellectual property consultancy, and developed interactive media programming for production in the USA.  In 2008 she retrained as a Doctor, with a desire to improve  clinicians’ understanding  of  the  financial  implications of delivery  of excellent  clinical  care;  the  need  to  integrate  this  understanding  into  cost effective  care  delivery  models,  including  managing  both  the  care  and  the precipitating factors of disease.  Rachel has a particular interest in palliative care and provision of comprehensive care for the elderly in the community. Tobacco Free Portfolios focuses on the medical and societal impact of continued investment in the Tobacco Industry, addressing the effect of the product and the wider cost of smoking to society, encouraging Tobacco Free Investment. Rachel currently practices part time in the Department of Medicine for the Elderly (DoME) at Worthing Hospital in Sussex.   Worthing was one of only three acute trusts in the UK awarded the highest possible ‘Outstanding’ rating in their recent CQC inspection. Rachel is Founder and Director of Medical Matrix Consulting Ltd and has been advising independent medical businesses on company structure, commercial development, partnership development, and business growth, since 2010. Client Ascot Rehabilitation Ltd has just received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017- International Trade. Rachel has a number of charitable interests including participating  as  a  Business  Leader  for  Founders  4  Schools,  a  charity  set  up  by  Sherry  Coutu, CBE,  to  improve  the  uptake of STEM subjects and increase employability  of  school leavers.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

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                          V&A Marriott, Manchester

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

Annual Property 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