Welcome to Westminster and City’s 23rd Annual Retirement Income Conference – an event dedicated to delivering forensic analysis of the key trends and developments in the sector and expert commentary on what can be expected in the years ahead. The central themes this year are Regulation and Innovation.
The upheaval created by the pension freedom reforms has been accompanied by heightened regulatory scrutiny and intervention – which continues to shape the market. Current priorities include implementing the requirements arising from the Retirement Outcomes Review and further significant changes have been proposed for DB transfers.
By contrast, product innovation in the pension freedom era has thus far been relatively limited. But while there has been little product development, there has been genuine innovation in other areas.
Much of this has centred on efforts to assist customers, and advisers, navigate the complexities of the new era. Technology has tended to be the enabler and the emergence of new technologies have the potential to truly transform the market.
Attend this event to remain abreast of the latest developments, gain new insights and network with the key players in the sector.