SPEAKER BIOGRAPHies

Ian Richards  Independent Chair of the Trustee Board - Next Pension Plan

Ian is currently an independent Chair of the Trustee Board of the Next Pension Plan, a position he has held for the last 9 years. The Next Plan has a closed to new entrants DB section that is fully funded on a technical provisions basis but is starting to move to a negative cash flow position. The trustees are starting to consider what investment strategy is most appropriate for the future. He has a wealth of over 40 years DB and DC pensions and investment experience, both retail and institutional. He retired from Legal & General Investment Management in 2009, having joined 15 years earlier to help develop their index tracking business.  During that time he gained a good understanding and practical experience of working with trustees and their advisers to determine appropriate strategies for growth and de-risking portfolios (ranging from the better use of bonds through to LDI and buy-out). Prior to retirement, as Head of DC Strategy and Governance, he was responsible for developing a strategy to cope with changes likely to be needed by trustees to cope with the emerging pensions landscape where they are likely to be responsible for declining DB and growing DC schemes. Ian is a regular speaker at pensions conferences and is responsible for writing the Trustee View comments on the EPFIF website’s meetings blog for the UK Pension Fund Investment Forum and the Money Purchase Investment Forum.

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

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