Our first set of seminars for 2009 focuses on the implications for pension schemes and their sponsors of the "credit crunch", and the economic turmoil sweeping world markets. In four sessions, designed to stimulate debate, we will be looking at the following topics:
- Corporate affordability: Including the potential for employers to renegotiate recovery plans and suspend contributions, how trustees might react to the likelihood of increased deficits while wanting to be flexible in the interests of maintaining a solvent employer, and the Regulator’s recent pronouncements on its stance.
- Contingent assets: As cash becomes tight, and investment returns uninspiring (at best) the role of non-cash assets in supporting pension schemes is likely to grow in importance.
- Regulatory and accounting implications: This will include an update on possible developments in employer debt legislation.
- Disputes: Trustees and scheme sponsors are likely to take a harder line when challenged, and to pursue more vigorously any opportunities for compensation or repayment. We will cover some recent developments in the field of pensions dispute resolution, including the implications of the Foster Wheeler case.
Refreshments are provided at our events.
Numbers may be limited and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
To reserve a place at any of the listed events please phone Richard Green on +44 (0)113 284 7346, fax +44 (0)870 460 3054 or email
CPD points are available for this seminar.