Events

This webcast will help pension scheme trustees and sponsors understand how sustainability is integral to both risk management and achieving their long term goals. It will help schemes to assess their current portfolios and make decisions going forward to meet their responsibilities.

Date:  26 Novemeber

Time: 3pm to 4pm

To make this as valuable to you as possible please send any questions you’d like to ask in advance to events@xpsgroup.com

2020 will see great changes in actuarial valuations, with significant differences in the regulatory background, the economic environment, demographic projections and, potentially, sponsor covenants.

Trustees and sponsors will need to consider their approaches from first principles to come to a mutually satisfactory position on valuations.

This webcast will give trustees and sponsors the principles and insights to apply to their valuations to ensure an optimal process and outcome.

The key topics covered will include:

  • Details of the new regulatory guidance, including consideration of the Pensions Regulator’s proposed new funding framework and the potential impact of a “Fast Track or Bespoke” approach for pension schemes.
  • Understanding the potential impact of COVID-19, both economically and demographically, on your scheme and how to choose demographic valuation assumptions and consider alternative contingent options in light of this uncertainty.
  • An overview of the economic environment, the purpose of journey planning and why it needs to happen at the beginning of the valuation process and how to consider whether COVID-19 should impact on your investment strategy and hence valuation.
  • An update from our specialist covenant team on reviewing covenant strength in the light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and some practical points on how to gather and interpret relevant information, and build this into your funding solution.

Date:  9 December

Time: 3pm to 4:15pm

To make this as valuable to you as possible please send any questions you’d like to ask in advance to events@xpsgroup.com

2020 will see great changes in actuarial valuations, with significant differences in the regulatory background, the economic environment, demographic projections and, potentially, sponsor covenants.

Trustees and sponsors will need to consider their approaches from first principles to come to a mutually satisfactory position on valuations.

This webcast will give trustees and sponsors the principles and insights to apply to their valuations to ensure an optimal process and outcome.

The key topics covered will include:

  • Details of the new regulatory guidance, including consideration of the Pensions Regulator’s proposed new funding framework and the potential impact of a “Fast Track or Bespoke” approach for pension schemes.
  • Understanding the potential impact of COVID-19, both economically and demographically, on your scheme and how to choose demographic valuation assumptions and consider alternative contingent options in light of this uncertainty.
  • An overview of the economic environment, the purpose of journey planning and why it needs to happen at the beginning of the valuation process and how to consider whether COVID-19 should impact on your investment strategy and hence valuation.
  • An update from our specialist covenant team on reviewing covenant strength in the light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, and some practical points on how to gather and interpret relevant information, and build this into your funding solution.

Date:  11 March

Time: 3pm to 4.15pm

To make this as valuable to you as possible please send any questions you’d like to ask in advance to events@xpsgroup.com

All face-to-face seminars, briefings and training will be cancelled until further notice. We will be replacing our events for now with an exciting mix of podcasts, webinars and our brand new XPS News series together with our regular email updates. If you are not currently on our mailing list please register here

Like you, we are monitoring the situation and following the advice provided by Public Health England (PHE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).  If you have any questions please contact us at: events@xpsgroup.com