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18 September 2018 09:30

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20:00

Venue

M Threadneedle St
60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2R 8HP, England, United Kingdom
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DC Indaba

The Defined Contribution Indaba* will bring together some of the industry’s biggest influencers to hear a selection of interactive keynote presentations. These will be interspersed with five Investment Masterclass breakout sessions which will cover key asset classes and investment opportunities, specifically tailored for defined contribution pension funds.

*An indaba (pronounced in-dar-bah) is an important conference held by the izinDuna (principal men) of the Zulu or Xhosa people. The term comes from a Zulu language word meaning "business" or "matter".

Program

Time Description
09:30

Registration and Breakfast

10:00

Welcome Address

Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-Founder of mallowstreet provides an overview of the conference, speakers, and key themes for the Indaba.
10:15

UK Macroeconomic Prospects, Professor Nicholas Crafts

This session will focus on the related topics of future productivity performance, unemployment, and inflation together with the implications of these variables for interest rates. Nick’s approach will be based on a review of the key concepts which inform the Bank of England’s approach to setting interest rates and will investigate whether permanently low interest rates are the ‘new normal’.
10:50

Investment Masterclass I

Delegates split into five Investment Masterclass sessions. Investment Masterclasses are hosted by: AllianceBernstein; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Invesco, Partners Group; and Schroders.
11:25

Coffee and Networking

11:50

Don't Let Retirement Penuary Become the Default, Chris Wagstaff

If retirement outcomes are to be enjoyed and not endured, a well-governed decumulation default is needed to give defined contribution retirees the reliable income stream they need and the flexibility they desire. There is a groundswell of opinion, post-pension freedom and choice, that most people will never truly engage with the complex decisions to be made at and in retirement. Indeed, for most people, given the cognitive and structural impediments to raising engagement levels, a well governed, relatively inexpensive, auto enrolled decumulation default, with options to finesse the default’s parameters and the provision of opt-outs for the engaged, is the best possible option. After all, these defaults would sidestep the enormous decision making burden at the point of retirement, while providing the desired flexibility and income security most retirees need.
12:25

Investment Masterclass II

Delegates split into five Investment Masterclass sessions. Investment Masterclasses are hosted by: AllianceBernstein; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Invesco, Partners Group; and Schroders.
13:00

What You Learn When You Ask About Workplace Savings. A Redington Case Study, Robert Gardner

13:35

Investment Masterclass III

Delegates split into five Investment Masterclass sessions. Investment Masterclasses are hosted by: AllianceBernstein; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Invesco, Partners Group; and Schroders.
14:10

Lunch and Networking

16:00

Evolving ESG Investment, Mark Thompson

Mark presents a consideration of the similarities and differences of the evolving ESG and Social Impact Investing Markets.
15:35

Investment Masterclass IV

Delegates split into five Investment Masterclass sessions. Investment Masterclasses are hosted by: AllianceBernstein; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Invesco, Partners Group; and Schroders.
16:10

Coffee and Networking

16:35

Communicating with Members, Vincent Franklin

17:10

Investment Masterclass V

Delegates split into five Investment Masterclass sessions. Investment Masterclasses are hosted by: AllianceBernstein; Columbia Threadneedle Investments; Invesco, Partners Group; and Schroders.
17:45

Extremes, Dr Kevin Fong

A century has passed since Robert Falcon Scott’s ill-fated expedition to Antarctica. In the intervening hundred years we have redefined the way we explore and how we see our survival. Our exploration of the physical world has run in parallel with advances in our understanding of the human body through the study of physiology and medicine. Together these have allowed us to extend across the globe, beyond our deepest oceans and highest mountain peaks; on into the endless frontier of space. In ten short decades we have taken much of what was once routinely fatal and made it survivable. Life has never been longer lived, and never been safer. With the space shuttle in retirement we must ask ourselves if human exploration has reaches it limits, what the exploration of the past century has taught us and how we might continue to ‘boldly go’?
18:15

Closing Remarks, Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

18:30

Drinks

20:00

End