Hogan Lovells

Trustee training

22 January 2014

We are delighted to invite you to our annual half-day update seminar for pension trustees, taking place on 22 January 2014.

Focusing on the trustee's perspective, speakers from the Hogan Lovells pension group will review legal developments in the past year and will look ahead to what we can expect in the coming one.  In addition, a speaker from the Hogan Lovells property team will review issues for trustees to consider when making property investments.

Part of the morning will be divided into separate streams covering issues specific to defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) schemes.

DB stream will cover the latest on:

  • The Pensions Regulator's concerns for DB schemes, including its new objective in relation to sustainable growth of the employer
  • Update on the Regulator's moral hazard powers, including decisions in the Nortel case
  • Developments from the Pension Protection Fund
  • Other developments, including: equalisation of GMPs; trustees' powers under the Takeover Code; and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013

DC stream will consider:

  • Concerns of the DWP and Pensions Regulator about DC schemes
  • Controlling charges in DC schemes
  • Automatic transfers of small pots
  • Other developments, including new disclosure requirements for lifestyling funds

Joint sessions: will include

  • Defined ambition: the Government's proposals for pension reform
  • Auto-enrolment issues for trustees
  • Investment, including the Law Commission's consultation on fiduciary duties
  • Property investment for pension trustees
  • Update on pension liberation
  • Cases and Pensions Ombudsman's determinations

The seminar will be informal, with refreshments available throughout. Please use the RSVP link below to indicate which stream you would like to attend. We hope you will join us for lunch following the presentations.

Target audience

Trustees with some experience or who have attended our one-day introductory course (or similar training).


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