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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: Virtual Forum Seminar: Investment Pathways – Implications for Pension Funds

Date: 16 March 2021

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar


Our panel of speakers discussed:

  • With new investing pathways regulations coming into force from February 2021, what does this mean for pension funds?
  • How will this impact invest strategies for DC pension fund and master trusts going forward?
  • What do they mean for decumulation solutions offered by scheme?
  • Will the new rules cause more harm than good? Could it encourage people not to take advice?
  • What additional challenges do schemes and trustees need to consider about providing advice and members communication?
  • Will it put further pressure on fee levels?

Topic: Improving Member Outcomes: Investment Strategies and Default Funds

Date: 19 January 2021

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar


Our panel of speakers addressed:

  • Are current DC default funds/strategies really fit for purpose; are they sustainable and offering the best possible value for members’ hard-earned savings as they approach retirement?
  • Should you offer more than one default, aimed at different cohorts of members and how should any transition between defaults work in practice?
  • How often should you re-evaluate your default fund strategies?
  • With new regulations on inclusion of ESG risks and consideration of illiquid assets within DC Default Funds, how should this be done in practice?
  • What is the latest thinking on lifestyle, target date funds, diversified growth funds and other default strategies?
  • What role should active management play in delivering better member outcomes?
  • How should the Charge Cap be considered when designing Default Fund strategies?
  • What are the practical implications of changing a default fund or strategy?
  • How many members really self-select, and does it actually lead to better outcomes than being in a default strategy?