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DB Strategic Investment Forum

Navigating the Minefield of Investment Strategies to Maximise Plan Objectives

Sofitel London St James
15 November 2017

Defined benefit pension schemes were mainly developed at a time when employees were encouraged to have one job for life and when people did not live as long as they do now. While the DB sector is gradually declining, it still accounts for two thirds of pension assets in the UK, and will therefore remain of systemic importance for years to come.

DB sector investments of around £1.5 trillion, many of these allocated to UK government and corporate securities, are crucial to the health of the UK economy. Well documented funding shortfalls across the sector, exacerbated by ultra-low interest rates swelling the valuation of fund liabilities, present significant challenges to all stakeholders. Investment strategies for DB funds must reflect these factors, especially those which combine to achieve both asset growth and to dampen liabilities and risk. 

The DB Strategic Investment Forum will gather senior pension executives from across the UK to address these key issues, learn how their direct peers are confronting common challenges, and hear from leading industry experts on the investment approaches that are working at other funds. The atmosphere at the event will be highly collegial and interactive, with outstanding knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities.

The agenda and content are driven by an Advisory Board comprised of some of the most respected and influential names in the sector.

Delegates will gain privileged insights into how the leading practitioners in the industry are resolving the main challenges in the dominant sector of the pensions marketplace. 

The conference will run for a full day at the Sofitel St. James, followed by a drinks party and a gourmet dinner at the Institute of Directors.

For more information, fill out your details below, or contact Debbie Keogh on or 020 7353 9134.

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Sofitel London St James
6 Waterloo Pl, St. James's
London SW1Y 4AN

Phone: 020 7353 9134