IAPF BENEFITS CONFERENCE WEEK 'CHALLENGING TIMES
With the transposition of the IORP II Directive, the Pensions Authority’s Code of Practice, the reappearance of inflation, greater focus on sustainable investment, reform of the State Pension, Auto-enrolment and simplification, it is clear there are challenging times ahead for pension schemes and trustees. This conference will examine some of these key challenges, looking at policy and regulatory reform, the challenges and opportunities in a Master Trust World, risk-management, the challenges for trustees, the difficulties in keeping in contact with members and former members.
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This Conference will be allocated 3 CPD hours by the IAPF for on-going trustee training requirements. We received CPD hours from the LIA , we await confirmation from the IOB and the IIPM under category 2. Pensions, Pension Trustee Practitioners (PTP) hours and category 3. Savings & Investments. If you have a query relating to the CPD hours, please contact the relevant awarding bodies.
CPD Day 1: LIA (LIA12156_2021) & IOB (TBC) - 1hr Category 2, .5hr PTP
CPD Day 2: LIA (LIA12157_2021) & IOB (TBC) - 1 hr Category 2, .5hr PTP
CPD Day 3: LIA (LIA12158_2021) & IOB (TBC) - 1hr Category 2, .5hr Category 3, .5hr PTP
Tuesday 19th October 10:00am - 11:15am
Welcome Chairperson, Ann Prendergast, Chairperson of the IAPF
Report of the Commission on Pensions Louise Banable, Official, Department of Social Protection, Auto-Enrolment Programme
Louise was part of the Secretariat to the Commission on Pensions and will outline the work done by the Commission and the recommendations in the recently published report.
Master Trust: a pensions panacea? Shane O'Farrell, Director of Product Development, Irish Life
With the introduction of IORP2, master trusts are expected to become the dominant form of provision of pensions in Ireland. There are hopes they will address the problems many smaller schemes face, but are they really capable of meeting these high expectations? Which clients do they suit and why?
Wednesday 20th October 10:00am -11:15am
Welcome Chairperson, Elma Fox, IAPF Benefits Committee Member
Tracing Members: Prevention or the Cure (or Both?) Padraic Grennan, CEO, Erin Research
Padraic Grennan, CEO of Erin Research - The Pension Tracing Company discusses the challenges faced by trustees and administrators in keeping in contact with their members, as well as looking at the solution to the problem.
IORP II Risk Management - Panel Discussion Elma Fox, IAPF Benefits Committee Member, Michael Madden - Pillar 2 Pension Trustees Limited, Frans Kuys - Finalyse, Caroline Rowan - Aon.
The IORP II Directive and the Pensions Authority’s Draft Code of Practice put a lot of focus on risk management. This panel will consider the likely requirements and the support schemes and trustees will need to meet those.
Thursday 21st October 10:00am - 11:15am
Welcome Chairperson, Lisa Buckley, IAPF Benefits Committee Member
Integrating ESG – Where do pension funds stand? Timothée JAULIN, Head of ESG Development & Advocacy, Special Operations, Amundi Asset Management
There is a growing awareness of ESG Investing amongst pension scheme members and Trustees. In this presentation, Amundi will highlight best ESG practices of several European Pension Schemes and touch upon ESG topics relevant for pension schemes. Supported by case studies, the session will outline how Amundi has provided guidance for pension schemes based on their ESG integration appetite.
The Trustee Challenge - Panel Discussion Lisa Buckley, IAPF Benefits Committee, Paul Torsney - Law Debenture, Joyce Brennan - General Investment Trust, Charles Coase - Independent Trustee
The IORP II Directive and the Pensions Authority’s Draft Code of Practice create real challenges for trustees. This panel will consider those challenges and how they can be tackled.
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