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OUR SPEAKERS

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Mike Smaje

Trustee Executive

BESTrustees

Mike joined BESTrustees early in 2020. He has over 28 years’ pensions experience, as a Scheme Actuary and Investment Consultant on both corporate and trustee assignments. He currently represents BESTrustees on seven pension schemes, including two where he acts as Chair.

Mike has worked with trustee boards for his whole career, and has experience working with many governance models, such as common investment funds, sole trusteeships and implementation of fiduciary management, where he has in-depth provider experience. He has worked with schemes of all sizes, from very small to several £billions, across many sectors including major global corporations and SMEs.

He has worked on several liability management transactions, including member options exercises, scheme wind-ups, buy-outs, buy-ins and longevity swaps as well as many M&A transactions.

Mike was an Investment Partner at Aon for two years and prior to that he spent 19 years with Willis Towers Watson. He also spent two years working for a leading global investment manager, helping them to build an innovative LDI proposition. He is a fully Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT).

Mike specialises in Investment matters and Integrated Risk Management. He is a very strong communicator, with a collaborative and pragmatic approach to balancing the interests of all parties.

Media Partners

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SPS Optimising Value from Bond Investments for Pension Funds
September 1, 2022
The View, London
SPS Alternative & Sustainable Investment Solutions for Pension Funds
September 15, 2022
London
SPS Impact & Sustainable Investing for Dutch institutional investors
September 28, 2022
Apollo Hotel, 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
7A Strandvagen, Stockholm
SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds
November 8, 2022
The Dilly, London
SPS Local Authority Pension Funds: Sustainable Investment & other Structural Themes
November 16, 2022
Events@No6, London
SPS Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds (DB & DC)
November 22, 2022
Manchester
SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar
December 6, 2022
The Dilly, London
SPS Annual Bonds: Investment & Risk Management Strategies
January 12, 2023
London
SPS Local Authority Pension Fund Investment: Current Issues Update
February 9, 2023
London
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference
March 9, 2023
Copenhagen
SPS 30th Anniversary Investment Symposium: The Next 30 Years!
March 16/17, 2023
Oxfordshire
SPS Sustainable Asset Strategies for Pension Funds
April 19, 2023
London
SPS Fiduciary Management, OCIO & Pension Fund Governance Issues
May 9, 2023
London
SPS Secured Income & Infrastructure Investing
May 18, 2023
London
SPS Investment Strategies & Risk Management
June 8, 2023
London
SPS Annual Irish Pension Investment & Current Issues
June 8, 2023
Dublin
SPS Investment Solutions & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Schemes
July 12, 2023
London
SPS Optimising Investment in Bonds & Alternative Credit
September 7, 2023
London
SPS Net Zero and other Climate Investment Issues
September 20, 2023
London
SPS Dutch Pension Fund Sustainable Issues Annual Conference
September 26, 2023
Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference
October 5, 2023
Stockholm
SPS Property, Infrastructure & Other Real Assets Investment
October 19, 2023
London
SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds
November 9, 2023
London
SPS Private Market Investors' Annual Seminar
December 7, 2023
London