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Past meetings : Money Purchase Pensions Forum

Details of all recent past meetings and speakers are set out below.  In addition, details of older past meetings are available on request from Meeting Responses. You can also download our Meeting History here.

Topic: Open Forum: Ten Years on from the Global Financial Crisis – Lessons Learnt and What Next?

Date: 13 December 2018

Venue: The Magic Circle Headquarters - Click here to view map

Details: A decade on from the collapse of Lehman and the subsequent Global Financial Crisis, there has been much change in the governance and regulation of the world’s financial systems but will this prevent or reduce the impact of future crashes and crises? At this Seminar, our speakers reviewed the last crisis, its impact on financial markets and your portfolios and more importantly highlight key future risks, both financial and non-financial, inherent within investments and pension fund portfolios. With many markets already well down from their recent record high valuation levels just what can pension funds do to protect themselves from future downturns and/or crises when they arrive? In addition, can changes to board governance and increased diversity help both pension funds and the broader financial market better prepare themselves for a future crises?

Topic: Diversified Growth Funds – Are they Outmoded for Default Funds?

Date: 20 November 2018

Venue: Pewterers' Hall, London - Click here to view map

Details: Diversified Growth Funds (DGFs) have received much criticism in recent years due to underperformance, not meeting the original objectives and high costs. At this Seminar, we explored the past, present and future for DGFs and in light of recent regulations for DC Defaults Fund, including sustainability, can a multi-asset approach provide a sustainable way of delivering the returns DC schemes need? Are current DC Default funds using standard Diversified Growth Strategies still fit for purpose and, if not, what alternative strategies should be considered as schemes navigate the future economic and investment environment?