Events

The future of the bulk annuity market: Are we on the cusp of a new chapter?

Tuesday 19 July | 3pm-4pm

Our experts will chair a discussion with our guest speakers on the future of the bulk annuity market including:

  • Insurer capacity, pricing opportunities and the increase in demand from pension schemes.
  • The potential pricing impact of the proposed changes to solvency II.
  • Latest views on longevity and the longer term impact of pandemic.
  • The insurer perspective on the future of the market.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a lively and interesting discussion on this important area for DB schemes in the UK.

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XPS Networks Presents... How your Brain Impacts your Authentic Self at Work

Thursday 21 July | 3pm-4pm

  • Do you have your best thoughts in the shower?
  • Why do we find thinking harder on some days?
  • Do you struggle to truly be your authentic self at work and does it matter? 

In this webcast, pensions take a back seat, as we look at how our brain works and in particular how it impacts our working lives.

We are delighted to announce our special guest speaker Dr Sabina Brennan, chartered health psychologist neuroscientist, host of the Super Brain podcast and Irish Times No1 bestselling author. 

Dr Brennan will give us her unique personal and professional insights on brain health and reveals the secrets of the most underused resource on the planet – the human brain and how it impacts our working lives.

In this event we will explore:

  • How our brains work, how to optimise our brain function to fulfil our true potential and free our authentic self.
  • Moving outside your comfort zone and why it’s important.
  • Understanding neuro-diversity and teamwork.

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Two half-day Online Courses : 2pm to 5pm via Zoom

For Trustees of defined benefit schemes

It is now over thirteen years since the Trustee Knowledge and Understanding (TKU) requirements were introduced. Since then the range of topics that trustees need to understand has become much wider, with increased regulation, an ever greater choice of asset classes and investment approaches and additional governance considerations for trustees. 

The course is aimed at the trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes and is intended to provide the background knowledge to enable trustees to understand the advice given to them and make informed decisions. It is designed for new trustees and as a refresher for more experienced trustees.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to pension schemes: the parties involved in pension schemes and some of the legislative background to pensions.
  • Trusts and trusteeship: the roles and responsibilities of trustees and key trustee powers and discretions.  Includes the opportunity for a Q&A with a pensions lawyer.
  • Introduction to scheme funding and investment: the types of actuarial valuations and the Pensions Regulator's expectations for funding pension schemes, different asset classes and their associated risks and rewards, and the key principles in setting an investment strategy.
  • Managing a pension scheme: preparing for a typical trustee meeting and key governance and whistleblowing requirements.

Price: £295+VAT

​​Time: 2:00pm to 5:00pm on each day

Venue: Via Zoom

Book your place here

Two half-day Online Courses : 9am to 12pm via Zoom

For Trustees of defined benefit schemes

It is now over thirteen years since the Trustee Knowledge and Understanding (TKU) requirements were introduced. Since then the range of topics that trustees need to understand has become much wider, with increased regulation, an ever greater choice of asset classes and investment approaches and additional governance considerations for trustees. 

The course is aimed at the trustees of defined benefit (DB) schemes and is intended to provide the background knowledge to enable trustees to understand the advice given to them and make informed decisions. It is designed for new trustees and as a refresher for more experienced trustees.

The course will cover:

  • Introduction to pension schemes: the parties involved in pension schemes and some of the legislative background to pensions.
  • Trusts and trusteeship: the roles and responsibilities of trustees and key trustee powers and discretions.  Includes the opportunity for a Q&A with a pensions lawyer.
  • Introduction to scheme funding and investment: the types of actuarial valuations and the Pensions Regulator's expectations for funding pension schemes, different asset classes and their associated risks and rewards, and the key principles in setting an investment strategy.
  • Managing a pension scheme: preparing for a typical trustee meeting and key governance and whistleblowing requirements.

Price: £345+VAT

​​Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm on each day

Venue: Via Zoom

Book your place here

If you have any questions please contact us at: events@xpsgroup.com.

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