FUTURE

CONFERENCES

new panel images_speakers.jpg
OUR CONFERENCES

OUR SPEAKERS

speaker-placeholder.jpg

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.

Media Partners

IPE-micro-web-copy.png
Savvy Investor 2019.jpg
SPS Annual Bonds: Investment & Risk Management Strategies
January 12, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Copenhagen
March 9, 2023
Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
SPS Local Authority Pension Fund Investment: Current Issues Update
March 14, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS ESG & Sustainable Asset Strategies for Pension Funds
April 19, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons London
SPS Swedish Sustainable Investing & Other Topical Issues Conference, Stockholm
April 25, 2023
7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
SPS Fiduciary Management, OCIO & Pension Fund Governance Issues
May 10, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Infrastructure & Other Secured Income Investing
May 18, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Annual Irish Pension Investment & Current Issues, Dublin
June 20, 2023
Dublin
SPS Impact & Sustainable Investment Conference for DC & DB Pension Funds
July 5, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Endgame Investment Solutions & Cash Flow Management for PF’s
July 12, 2023
The Dilly, London
SPS Fixed Income Strategies in the New Investment Climate for Pension Funds
September 7, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Net Zero and other ESG Investment Issues
September 20, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Dutch Pension Funds' Annual Conference: Current Investment Issues, Amsterdam
September 26, 2023
Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Stockholm
October 5, 2023
Stockholm
SPS LGPS Sustainable Investment & Other Topical Issues Conference
October 19, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds
November 9, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Property, Infrastructure & Real Asset Investments Conference
December 7, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London