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Richard Butcher

Managing Director


Richard is Managing Director of Zedra Governance, a market leading and award winning professional independent pension trustee company. He has been involved in pension scheme governance since 1985, is a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) and is immediate past Chair of the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA), the industry association for pension schemes. He is a governor of the Pension Policy Institute. He co-chairs the IA/PLSA joint “Long Term Relationship between Asset Owners and Investment Managers” working group and was a member of the HMT/BoE/FCA Working Group on Facilitating Investment in Long Term Assets. He was a member of the FCA’s Institutional Disclosure Working Group (IDWG), a body established to create a template for the disclosure of investment costs and charges. He has also sat on the Investment Associations Cost Disclosure Working Group, the Council of the PMI, the PLSA DC Council (which he chaired for two years), the Pension Regulators DC Practitioners Panel and the Department of Work and Pensions Trustee Panel. He is an Accredited Professional Trustee, is a regular contributor to the trade press and has won a number of awards and accolades.

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SPS Irish Pension Funds' Annual Investment & Current Issues Conference
June 12, 2024
The Westbury, Dublin
SPS Fiduciary, OCIO and Investment Governance for Pension Funds
July 11, 2024
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Dutch Pension Fund & Institutional Investors’ Annual Conference
September 17, 2024
Rosarium, Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors’ Summit, Helsinki
September 26. 2024
Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
SPS Sustainable Investments & Current Issues Conference
October 9, 2024
Farmers and Fletchers in the City, London
SPS Local Authority Pension Funds' ESG & Current Issues Conference
October 22, 2024
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Nordic Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Stockholm
November 13, 2024
7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
SPS DC Pension Funds Update
December 3. 2024
Farmers and Fletchers in the City, London
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