SPS Virtual:
Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance for Pension Funds

August 25, 2020


This interactive virtual meeting will aim to focus on investment governance, fiduciary management, ESG requirements, custody, transparency and cost management. We will assess various strategies and approaches such as the place of superfunds and ways to improve governance without increasing risk or net costs.  We will also take a look at practical issues such as selecting, implementing and monitoring fiduciary managers and custodians, regulatory impacts and seek to determine what other issues pension funds should consider.


This will be a virtual conference with approximate timings of:




Session One: Overview; monitoring, and pension fund case study

Regional Director, Institutional Group


The Changing Face of Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance

Partner & Head of Fiduciary Oversight

Hymans Robertson

Oversight or Overlooked?

  • Do you really know if your fiduciary manager is doing a good job?

  • Why and how should trustees be monitoring their fiduciary manager?

  • Is your manager actually doing what you’ve been told it’s doing?

  • How can you get the best from your manager going forwards?

  • The benefits of independent oversight.

Chairman of the Board

Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Pension Fund Perspective




Session Two: ESG; Regulatory Update and Pension Fund Case Study


River and Mercantile Solutions

ESG – The Here and Now… What Should you Expect from your Fiduciary Manager?

  • There are many practical/regulatory issues facing trustees.

  • How can your fiduciary manager help you with this burden?

  • ESG in FM is much more than manager ratings.

  • How should your fiduciary manager be implementing your beliefs?

  • What questions should trustees be asking and what will this mean for trustees?

Investment Consultant

The Pensions Regulator

Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance: Update from the Regulator

Independent Trustee Director

Agility Pension Plan

Pension Fund Perspective




The conference is by invitation only for pension funds and other institutional investors and we welcome new attendees from these investors. Therefore if you are not already receiving an invitation please contact us. A limited number of Complimentary invitations are available to genuine pension fund representatives (executives and trustees) and other approved institutional investors. Furthermore, SPS always reserves the right of admission (free or paid) and our decision is final.

SPS Virtual

SPS Virtual will be hosted on a dedicated webpage so you won’t need to download any specific software.

Full login and password details will be sent to you after you register.

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Given the continuing situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19, we have taken the decision to run some of our conferences virtually. Our updated conference calendar gives the dates of those events and the events we are currently planning to hold physically.

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