FUTURE

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OUR CONFERENCES

OUR SPEAKERS

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Richard Soper

Chairman

The First UK Bus Pension Scheme

Richard is Chair of the First UK Bus Pension Scheme Trustee, and of its Investment Committee. At its core is a now-closed defined benefit plan aimed at First’s front-line employees which has assets of £1.2 billion, and around 25,000 members. The Scheme was born out of the amalgamation of 26 independent funds, a complex process in which Richard took a leading role. New members now join the defined contribution plans which are also provided through the Trust and now also have around 25,000 members. Richard is also the member nominated trustee on First’s executive scheme, and, since July 2019, Chair of the Royal Opera House Pension Scheme. Richard has held board level positions in the public transport industry including as Managing Director of FirstGroup’s Greater Manchester business, and subsequently as its Director of Strategy for the north of England. He now divides his working time between his pensions work, and an independent public transport consultancy. Richard is a Chartered Director, and Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport and the Institute of Directors.

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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