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The UK Pension Fund Investment Forum was established in September 1994 with the purpose of improving the quality of information available to pension funds leading to the development of more relevant and efficient processes and eventually, improved performance.
By bringing together pension fund representatives, both trustees and managers, with advisers and service providers, robust and objective discussions have become the norm. A key requirement for all non-pension fund members and speakers is that product or services selling is not permitted.
Regular monthly seminars are usually held in the City of London and take place over lunch at various livery halls including The Barber-Surgeons’ Hall.
There are two categories of membership, one made up of representatives of occupational and local authority pension funds (members currently account for over £270 billion of assets) and the other representatives from the pensions industry.
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The Forum is advised by an Advisory Committee, comprising only pension fund representatives, who ensure that the topics being discussed are relevant and helpful.
Advisory Committee Members
James Duberly, Director of Pensions Investments, BBC Pension Trust Ltd.
Geoff Reader, Principal Accountant Pensions, Bedford Borough Council
Chris Hitchen, Chair, Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (BCPP)
Hugh Smart, Chief Investment Officer, British Steel Pension Fund
Chetan Ghosh, Chief Investment Officer, Centrica plc
Mark Walker, Chief Investment Officer, Coal Pension Trustees Services Ltd.
Thomas Mercier, Chief Investment Officer, Invensys Pension Scheme
Ian McKinlay, Chief Investment Officer - LBG Pensions, Lloyds Banking Group
Chris Rule, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer, Local Pensions Partnership (LPP)
Barry Kenneth, Chief Investment Officer, Pension Protection Fund
Paul Woof, Investment Manager, Reed Elsevier Pension Scheme
Julian Cripps, Managing Director, Investments, Railways Pension Trustee Co. Ltd. (RPMI)
Jayne Atkinson, UK & Overseas Chief Investment Officer, Unilever UK Pension Fund, Unilever Pensions
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