The 18th Conference on
BULK ANNUITIES

Pension Buy-ins and Buyouts
Longevity Swaps and Reinsurance

SUSTAINING MOMENTUM IN VOLATILE TIMES


Virtual Conference

  • Date & Time
    28th - 29th Apr 2021
    First Day 10.00 - 4.45
    Second Day 10.00 - 4.45 BST

Conference Overview

This conference is the main annual occasion for the leading insurers, reinsurers, pension consultants, pension asset managers and lawyers 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 coming years. This year, for the first time, it will be a virtual event.

The pandemic has disrupted longevity and mortality modelling, impacted scheme funding and weakened employer covenants. Yet as 2021 unfolds pension risk transfer business continues to display impressive resilience. The outlook is confident with schemes showing a strong appetite, insurers and reinsurers the capacity to meet it, and innovative variations on the brink of emerging. Despite the volatile times, momentum is being sustained and records waiting to be broken.

Hear the latest from expert practitioners on assets, pricing, capital, new structures, supervision, regulation, transfers, consolidators, deferreds, novation and cell companies.

Join this unrivalled forum which recently has attracted delegates from the UK and Channel Islands, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Bermuda and Barbados. This year everybody will be able to join the meeting without making the journey. We hope you will decide to as well.

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Opening Speakers First Day

Tracy Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer
PENSION INSURANCE CORPORATION

John Towner, Head of New Business
LEGAL & GENERAL

Opening Speakers Second Day

Charlotte Gerken, Executive Director, Insurance Supervision
PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY

David Fairs, Executive Director Regulation Policy, Analysis and Advice
THE PENSIONS REGULATOR

Other Speakers from
ALLEN & OVERY
ARC PENSIONS LAW
CANADA LIFE RE
CAREY OLSEN
HYMANS ROBERTSON
J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT
LANE, CLARK & PEACOCK
NOMURA INTERNATIONAL
PACIFIC LIFE RE
RBC CAPITAL MARKETS
SCOTTISH WIDOWS
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON

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The conference will be delivered via the Zoom webinar platform. To minimise the risk of technical disruption and deliver high quality transmission speakers’ presentations will, where possible, be pre-recorded a few days before the event and broadcast on the day of the conference. Q&A with the speakers will be live, with questions submitted in writing via the Slido platform or asked verbally if preferred.

The conference will begin at 10am BST and finish at approximately 4.30pm BST on both days. There will be breaks during the day, enabling delegates to refresh and refocus. Any sessions missed by delegates will be viewable on demand a few days after the conference.

Registration Options

Two day delegate registration(s), £600 + VAT each, includes access to the live online conference on 28 and 29 April and on demand access to the available content after the event (downloadable from a few days after the conference date).

Multi-rate two day delegate registrations, £550 + VAT each delegate, as above where three or more delegates from the same company are booked at the same time for both days (names may be advised later).

Day 1 only delegate registration(s), £300 + VAT each, includes access to the live online conference on 28 April and on demand access to the available content for that day after the event (downloadable from a few days after the conference date).

Multi-rate Day 1 delegate registrations, £275 + VAT each, as above where three or more delegates from the same company are booked at the same time for 28 April (names may be advised later).

Day 2 only delegate registration(s), £300 + VAT each, includes access to the live online conference on 29 April and on demand access to the available content for that day after the event (downloadable from a few days after the conference date).

Multi-rate Day 2 delegate registrations, £275 + VAT each, as above where three or more delegates from the same company are booked at the same time for 29 April (names may be advised later).

Trustee and scheme sponsor registration(s) are available at preferential rates at the discretion of the organisers. Please call 020 7582 6516 for details.

To register please click the REGISTER NOW button.

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 but we also accept card payments and cheques made payable to Westminster and City Programmes.

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 and Channel Islands, 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.

For details of the promotional opportunities available, please email Karen Fairs karen@westminsterandcity.co.uk or call 020 7582 6516.

 

 

The global finance centre of Guernsey has become a major player in the pensions de-risking sector over the past few years, developing expertise in longevity risk swaps.

Since 2014 half of the £1 billion-plus longevity swaps have been completed through Guernsey, and the island’s flexibility, pragmatic capital regime and competitive pricing are all well-respected in the sector.

Longevity swaps can be a definitive solution for firms facing huge pension liabilities with unsustainable defined benefit schemes.

Guernsey is home to a specialist, pioneering and innovate insurance sector, providing alternative risk transfer solutions to sophisticated clients such as corporations, investment managers and pension schemes.

The island is the world’s leading centre for non-US and international captive insurance and is also increasingly recognised as a centre for reinsurance and insurance-linked securities; with special purpose insurers used for catastrophe bonds, side-cars and life-based securitisation.

Guernsey Finance is a joint industry and government initiative established to promote Guernsey’s financial services sector internationally, under the brand WE ARE GUERNSEY.

The agency conducts marketing, communications and business development on behalf of its members from Guernsey and overseas, with representatives also employed in our key markets globally.

Our short video on Guernsey’s strengths in the insurance sector can tell you more about why the island is the ideal home for your insurance needs.

Please contact us for further information:

Phone: 01481 720071
Email: info@weareguernsey.com
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