The 18th Conference on

Pension Buy-ins and Buyouts
Longevity Swaps and Reinsurance


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have taken the decision to postpone this event until Spring 2021 and it will now take place on 28 and 29 April 2021. We are in the process of updating the programme and full details will be available in due course. If you have already registered you will be contacted directly.

  • Date & Time
    28th - 29th Apr 2021
    First Day 9.15 - 5.20
    Second Day 9.15 - 5.30
  • Location

    Royal Garden Hotel
    2 Kensington High Street
    W8 4PT

  • Price
    (standard two day ticket)
    Click REGISTER NOW to view all ticket options

Conference Overview

This conference is the main annual occasion for the leading insurers, reinsurers, pension consultants, pension asset managers and lawyers to come together to exchange views on the latest developments and opportunities in the bulk annuity and longevity risk transfer market and the factors which will shape it in the year ahead.

Records were broken in 2019 as bulk annuity business topped £40 billion.This was the cue for the theme Beyond Breaking Records when the key question was how will the market meet continually rising demand over the next decade? What new structures and resources will it need to find? But since then Covid has intervened. What will be its short term and longer term impact on the bulk annuity market?

In recent years the event has attracted delegates from the UK and Channel Islands, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Bermuda and Barbados. As one speaker put it last year “I had not realised how far people would travel to it”.

Opening Speakers First Day

Addy Loudiadis, Chief Executive

Tracy Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer

Opening Speakers Second Day

Charlotte Gerken, Co-Executive Director of Insurance Supervision

David Fairs, Executive Director Regulation Policy, Analysis and Advice

Other Speakers from

For Full Details Please Request a Brochure

The Royal Garden is a five star hotel overlooking the gardens of Kensington Palace and with views to the green expanse of Hyde Park. Situated on Kensington High Street, with its designer shops, bars and restaurants, it is close to London’s major attractions. Being less than five minutes from the Circle and District tube lines, it offers excellent transport links and an on-site car park. The Westminster and City conference will be held in the well appointed Palace Suite. Please click here for map.


What is Included
The Standard Delegate Registration, £1290 + VAT for both days or £645 + VAT for one day, includes speaker documentation, printed copies of visuals, refreshments on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, pre-lunch drinks, lunch with wine, networking party on the first evening and the post conference pack.

The Multiple Delegate Registration, £1190 + VAT each for both days or £595 + VAT each for one day, covers exactly the same as the standard ticket but at a reduced rate where three or more delegates from the same company are registered for the same ticket type.

The Special Rate Registration is applicable to certain trustees of pension schemes where trusteeship is their primary role, registered charities and other categories designated by us from time to time.

Lunch is included with all registrations and is an important part of the day’s networking. If you have special requirements (vegetarian, dairy free, no shell fish etc) we can cater for you if we know in advance. Please use the message facility or call us on 020 7582 6516.

What is Not Included
Travel to and from the venue and overnight accommodation if required is the responsibility of individual delegates and not included in the registration fee. It must be separately booked directly with the hotel itself or, if our allocation is no longer available, a nearby hotel. We are happy to assist with any hotel queries if you call us on 020 7582 6516.

Terms of Payment. The full fee becomes payable on registration and should be paid prior to the event. Terms of business are in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.

Payment Methods.  The preferred method of payment is bank to bank transfer or debit card. We regret that because of bank charges we are no longer accepting credit cards.

Cancellations, in writing only, received and acknowledged 14 clear days prior to an event are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Registrations or cancellations made within the 14 day period prior to an event are payable in full in all circumstances.

Substitutions. There is no extra charge for substitutions as long as we are notified before the conference starts and any replacement is from the same company. Substitutions for part of the conference only are not possible.

No Sharing or Splitting. Each registration applies to one named person only. Registrations cannot be shared or split between different people even if they are present for different parts of the day.

Non-Appearance on the day is chargeable, whether or not the invoice has been paid.

Programme Changes. Every effort is made to keep to the published programme but occasionally speaker, venue or timetable changes are unavoidable. The right to change arrangements without liability is reserved and no liability is accepted for consequential loss.

There are a variety of ways in which you can reach the distinguished and influential group of delegates who attend this global event. The conference offers great promotional opportunities and cost effective ways to enhance your brand and make valuable new contacts. You can reach delegates who come from many parts of the world including, in recent years, the UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Bermuda and Barbados. Everybody attending has a deep interest in pension buy-ins and buyouts, longevity swaps and reinsurance and many regard this event as their must-attend conference of the year.

Promotional Opportunities include:

Exhibition Spaces
At this year’s venue there is room for five exhibition spaces, all in prominent positions close to the conference registration desk and in the refreshment area. They offer an exceptional opportunity to enhance your brand awareness and networking capability among this highly specialised gathering and to do so at a reasonable cost.

Drinks Party Sponsorship
The Conference Drinks Reception will be held at the end of the first day of the conference, 28th April. Sponsorship of the drinks entitles the sponsor to a verbal acknowledgement by the Chairman for their support and an opportunity for the sponsor to say a few words during the party by way of welcome.

Delegate Pack Advertisement
This can reach all delegates or those attending on one of the days only. It is also seen by those who cannot be there in person but order a non-delegate pack.

Literature Distribution
This is a good way to get your latest research or report in front of everyone in this well-informed and highly professional audience.

Full Event Sponsorship
This offers a unique opportunity, on a first come first served basis, to be strongly associated with this prestigious event. For interested parties, further information is available on request.

For all promotional opportunities please contact Karen Fairs on 020 7582 6516, email her at or use the message facility on this site.


Brand Awareness – For more general information on ways to enhance your brand awareness at Westminster and City events by means of exhibiting, literature distribution or advertising, please click here

Networking – For more general information on ways to improve your networking opportunities at Westminster and City events by means of lunch sponsorship and drinks party sponsorship, please click here


If you are unable to attend the conference but would like to know what was discussed, you can pre-order the event soundtrack and visuals from our Information Centre