Pension manager forum

Welcome to our Pension Manager Forum (PMF), a network of members made up of pension managers of UK pension schemes of different shapes and sizes.

Our forum allows our members to connect with likeminded peers and discuss what’s going on in the industry, in a safe space. We listen to what our members need and expand on the areas at the top of their agenda. All discussions are held under Chatham House rules.

Recent discussions have included the below topics:

  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Communications
  • GMP
  • Dashboards
  • TCFD

We hold (mainly) virtual sessions every six weeks or so, with the opportunity to attend those sessions which you feel are most valuable.

 Here’s what our attendees have said about Pension Manager Forums:

'I found it a very useful way to catch up with other pensions manager to get different views on topical pension matters and swop ideas. Being a virtual session made it much easier to fit into the diary too.'
UK Pensions Manager, GSK Pension Scheme

'Good use of a couple of hours to look at pension topics in a more in-depth way between managers.'
Adrian Furnell, Secretary to Trustees, at Uniper Group of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme

'RSM does a great job in bringing pensions professionals together via its PMF. The opportunity to ask questions in a friendly environment and exchange practical ideas is invaluable. Against a backdrop of information overload, the PMF is a refreshing space in which you can't fail to pick up practical nuggets from advisers and peers in the pensions industry.'
Maria Vitiello-Lewis, Operations & Governance Manager, Premier Foods Pension Scheme Trustees Limited

 

Watch on demand 

Are you ready for the ORA? 

The new General Code have been introduced as a requirement for Trustees to have a risk management function and an effective system of governance in place accompanied by with an ‘Own Risk Assessment’. 

In our latest Pension Manager Forum event we welcomed Adam Lickorish, our Risk Assurance Associate Director, where he discussed the challenges around understanding control effectiveness and shared different approaches to managing and overseeing this in a proportionate and pragmatic way. 

Cyber risk – what are schemes doing in practice?

In our Pension Manager Forum session we welcomed Richard Curtis, our technology and cyber risk assurance director, who looked at the cyber-attack on Capita in March 2023, together with what we have seen in practice when performing cyber assurance work for pension schemes, and how the forthcoming Regulator’s Code is shaping the approach to cyber. Joined by Elisabeth Storey from our pensions team to tackle this challenging subject and to offer some practical advice to pension managers.

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Get in touch

For more information about what we do, please speak to your local RSM contact or Helen Hord.