Event Details


30/11/2017 at 8.00am for 8.30am - 1.00pm


Printworks, Dublin Castle


Pension Scheme Representatives: Free of Charge
Practitioners: €375
Non Members: €550

Sponsored By

Trustee Decisions



There is a continuing focus on and increasing expectations of good governance of pension schemes. This conference will consider key issues for trustees. The Regulator will outline the Pensions Authority’s expectations of trustees. We will hear how ESG is becoming a key investment issue. We will outline the issues coming down the line that trustees should be planning for. What can schemes do when there are governance failures in companies they invest in? How do regulators consider pensions from a consumer protection perspective?

This half day morning conference will bring together over 200 trustees, HR and finance managers, policymakers and service providers to consider and discuss issues facing pension schemes today.


This Conference has been allocated 4 hours by the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. We have confirmation of 4 hours CPD from the LIA (LIA00780_2017) and the IOB (2017-2386) under Category 2 – Pensions, Pension Trustee Practitioners (PTP) hours.  We have also received 4 CPD hours from the IIPM.



Welcome, Conference Chairperson
Aileen Power, Standard Life Aberdeen

  What the regulator expects of trustees
Brendan Kennedy, Pensions Regulator, The Pensions Authority

When Governance goes wrong .......................
Nate Bear, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP

Panel Discussion

Nate Bear, Partner, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP
Ian Devlin, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Panel Moderator
Jim Foley, Director, Trustee Decisions

  ESG – Why is it important and how does it make a difference?
Andrew Howard, Head of Sustainable Research, Schroders
10:25 PQS Presentation
Peter Fahy, Chairperson, IAPF
10:30 BREAK

What’s coming next? The things trustees should be worrying about

Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF

Panel Discussion

Frances McNally, CERS Manager, Construction Executive Retirement Savings

Robert Haniver, Senior Associate, Mason Hayes and Curran

Peter Burke, Mercer

Panel Moderator
Jerry Moriarty, CEO, IAPF


CMA review of investment consultancy and fiduciary management services
Joe Mottley, Director, Verus Advisory


Consumer Protection – Review of offerings to Trustees, Employers and Members Panel Discussion
Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) 
Ger Deering, Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman
Roma Burke, Council Member, The Pensions Council

Panel Moderator
James Kavanagh, CEO, Trustee Decisions

  Chairperson’s Closing
Aileen Power, Standard Life Aberdeen
13:00 Lunch


Aileen Power
Standard Life Aberdeen
Brendan Kennedy
Pensions Authority
Nate Bear
Robbins Geller
Ian Devlin
Eversheds Sutherland
Jim Foley
Trustee Decisions
Andrew Howard
Jerry Moriarty
Frances McNally
Robert Haniver
Peter Burke
Joe Mottley
Versus Advisory Limited
James Kavanagh
Trustee Decisions
Isolde Goggin
The Competition Authority
Ger Deering
Financial Ombudsman
Roma Burke

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