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Bob Hymas

Trustee Executive

BESTrustees

Bob has worked with pension schemes for nearly twenty years. He currently has two appointments with BESTrustees, one to a scheme with assets of less than £100m and the other to a scheme with in excess of £1 billion of assets. Bob is chairman of the smaller scheme and on the larger he sits on the Investment Committee and the Administration and Discretionary Benefits Committee. As well as fulfilling a trustee role, he has been a pension scheme adviser and auditor. For the last five years he has held senior positions with the Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF). Most recently, he was Chief Financial Officer and was closely involved in a £650m buy-in transaction, a £1.2bn buy-out and wind-up and a £1.5bn longevity hedge. An important part of his MNOPF role was to engage with employers to negotiate mutually acceptable deficit recovery arrangements with a variety of security and guarantee structures. Bob has also represented the MNOPF Trustee in dealings with advisers and the review of services provided. A strong focus on value for money and strong relationships are a key feature of his approach to working with advisers. As a Chartered Accountant he has a strong understanding of pension scheme finance and in particular investment reporting and analysis. This extends to strong governance processes, the role of the audit committee and efficient and effective meetings. Bob also takes a proportionate approach to effective VAT and tax management. During his time as a pension scheme auditor, Bob engaged with the Pensions Regulator, especially in relation to the auditor’s responsibilities on data quality. He also worked with the trustees and advisers of schemes entering the Pension Protection Fund. Bob is a member of the Association of Professional Pensions Trustees, holds the PMI Award in Pension Trusteeship and he has held a variety of roles within the pensions industry. He is the immediate past chairman of the Pensions Research Accountants Group where he is still a director and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales’ Pensions SubCommittee.

SPS Optimising Value in Bonds for Pension Funds

September 2, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Alternative Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 16, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Sustainable Assets & ESG Investing for Dutch Pension Funds

September 29, 2021

Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

SPS Property, Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

October 6, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Nordic Institutional Investors’: ESG, Impact & Sustainable Investing

October 19, 2021

7A Strandvägen,Stockholm

SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 9, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Local Authority Pension Funds’ Sustainable Investment Strategies

November 18, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 24, 2021

Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel, Manchester

SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar

December 7, 2021

The Dilly, London

SPS Annual Bond Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

January 11, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Annual Investment Strategies for Dutch Pension Funds

January 20, 2022

Amsterdam

SPS Climate Change Investment: Risks & Opportunities for Pension Funds

February 10, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Nordic Institutional Investors’ Conference

March 3, 2022

Copenhagen

SPS Local Authority Pension Fund Investment & Stewardship

March 16, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Secure Income & Infrastructure Investment for Pension Funds

April 7, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Investment Strategies for Pension Funds (DB & DC)

May 10, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Fiduciary Management & Investment Governance Solutions

May 19, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS ESG & Impact Investment for Pension Funds

June 9, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Annual Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues

June 16, 2022

Dublin

SPS Investment Solutions & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

July 7, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Optimising Value from Bond Investments for Pension Funds

September 1, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Alternative & Sustainable Investment Solutions for Pension Funds

September 15, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS ESG & Impact Investing for Dutch Pension Funds

September 28, 2022

Amsterdam

SPS Property, Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment for Pension Funds

October 5, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Nordic Institutional Investors’: ESG & Impact Investment

October 18, 2022

Stockholm

SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 8, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Local Authority Pension Funds: ESG & Impact Investing

November 16, 2022

The Dilly, London

SPS Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds (DB & DC)

November 22, 2022

Leeds

SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar

December 6, 2022

The Dilly, London

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