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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 Virtual:
Nordic Institutional Investors: ESG, Impact & Sustainable Investing

October 1, 2020

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

October 8, 2020

SPS Virtual:
Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

October 21, 2020

SPS Virtual:
Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 5, 2020

SPS Virtual:
LGPS Investors: ESG, Responsible & Sustainable Investing

November 12, 2020

SPS Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds, Manchester

November 19, 2020

Victoria & Albert Marriott Hotel, Manchester

SPS ESG & Impact Investing for Pension Funds, London

December 3, 2020

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Annual Bond Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

January 14, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Annual Investment Strategies for Dutch Pension Funds

January 21, 2021

Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam

SPS Investment Strategies for Pension Funds (DB & DC)

February 11, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Nordic Insitutional Investors' Conference

March 4, 2021

Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen

SPS Local Authority Pension Fund Investment Issues

March 17, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Seeking Income & Stable Returns for Pension Fund Investors

April 15, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS ESG & Impact Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

May 11, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Fiduciary Management & Pension Fund Governance Issues

May 20, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues

June 3, 2021

Royal College of Physicians

SPS Asset Strategies & Risk Management for Pension Funds Copy Copy

June 15, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds

July 8, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Fiduciary Management & Pension Fund Governance Issues

May 20, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Optimising Value in Bonds for Pension Funds

September 2, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Alternative Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

September 16, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, 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

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

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

October 19, 2021

Stockholm

SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds

November 9, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Local Authority Pension Funds’ Sustainable Investment Strategies

November 18, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

SPS Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds

November 24, 2021

Leeds

SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar

December 7, 2021

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

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COVID-19

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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