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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: 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?

Topic: With Government Bonds Probably Crossed Off Your Christmas List, What Alternatives Are You Hoping To Find In Your Stocking?

Date: 10 December 2020

Venue: Virtual Forum Seminar


We are bringing a festive feel to our Open Forum meeting on Thursday 10 December.  After this unprecedented year with Covid-19 creating global havoc, markets continuing to be volatile and interest rates now at or close to zero across many markets, we all need some Christmas cheer, so we hope you will join us for this interactive session to learn about some alternative opportunities you should be considering for your portfolio as well as catching up with our members to wish them all the best for the Holiday Season!