SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES 

Richard Soper  Chairman – First UK Bus Pension Scheme

Richard is Chairman of the First UK Bus Pension Scheme, and of its Investment Committee.  The Scheme has assets of just over £1 billion, and around 30,000 members.  It was born out of the amalgamation of 26 independent schemes, a complex process in which Richard took a leading role.  At its core is a defined benefit scheme aimed at First’s front line employees.  It is still open to future accrual by established members, although new members are now joining the defined contribution plans.  Richard is also the member-nominated trustee on First’s executive scheme. He has held board level positions in the public transport industry since it was privatised and deregulated, most recently as Managing Director of FirstGroup’s Greater Manchester business, and subsequently as Director of Strategic Development for the north of England. Richard left FirstGroup in April 2014 to lead his own strategic business consultancy, Intraserve Limited, and to further develop his continuing interest in pensions. He is a Chartered Director, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

FUTURE
CONFERENCES

 

Optimising Value from Fixed Income Investments

September 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG & Sustainable Investment 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

Annual Bond Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

January 9, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Investment Strategies for Dutch Pension Funds

January 22, 2020

Amsterdam

Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

February 13, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

March 4, 2020

Copenhagen

Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues

March 19, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Seeking Income & Stable Returns for Pension Fund Investors

April 2, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance for Pension Funds

April 23, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Impact Investing for Pension Funds

April 23, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues

June 10, 2020

Dublin

Annual DC Investment Strategies & Current Issues

June 17, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

July 9, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Adding Value through Credit & High Yield Investing for Pension Funds

September 3, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Innovative Investing for Pension Funds

September 17, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Dutch Pension Fund Investors: Focus on ESG & Impact Investing

September 23, 2020

Amsterdam

Nordic Institutional Investors: Focus on ESG, Impact & Sustainable Investing

October 1, 2020

Stockholm

Property, Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

October 8, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 5, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

LGPS Investors: Focus on ESG, Responsible & Sustainable Investing

November 12, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 19, 2020

Manchester

SPS Private Market Investors' Annual Seminar

December 3, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

OUR CONFERENCES