Worshipful Company of Actuaries (WCA) Lecture - 6 February 2018

The Worshipful Company of Actuaries Lecture is an annual event for actuarial students in the School of Mathematics, although all students with an interest in the subject are welcome to register. This year's lecture will be delivered by Emma Douglas, Head of Defined Contributions at Legal & General Investment Management.

Emma Douglas
Emma Douglas, Head of Defined Contributions at Legal & General Investment Management

"The Pensions Challenge" - Emma Douglas

Getting people without pensions to start saving for their retirement has been a big success through auto-enrolment (automatically putting employees into a pension scheme and leaving it to them to opt out if they wish - "Nudge Theory" in action!).

So great - millions more people are now saving towards their retirement but auto-enrolment only requires low levels of saving. The challenge remains. How do we engage the nation with retirement savings and ensure that enough money is paid in to enable future generations to have a decent standard of living when they stop work? Do we need to go as far as ‘fake news’ to wake savers from their apathy? Or do we need a pension version of ‘Gogglebox’ to help people make sense of retirement savings on their own terms? Please join us on 6th to explore all of these ideas and more!

Emma Douglas is Head of Defined Contribution (DC) at Legal & General Investment Management; with responsibility for developing LGIM's DC investment and bundled business. Emma joined LGIM in 2014 from Mercer where she was a partner and Head of Mercer Workplace Savings. Prior to that, she was Head of DC Sales at BlackRock and Head of DC Pensions at Threadneedle Investments, and has more than 20 years of experience in the investment management industry. Emma graduated from Trinity College, Oxford, and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School via a Women in Management Scholarship from the Guardian. Emma is a member of the PLSA DC Council and on the PLSA Mastertrust Committe.

The schedule is given below:

5pm                 Arrival & Registration, Foyer outside Theatre A, Roscoe Building

5:15pm             Welcome Address, Theatre A, Roscoe Building

5:20pm             Speaker Introduction: Prof Peter Duck and WCA Master

5:25pm             Lecture: Emma Douglas

6:25pm             Thanks to speaker & sponsor

 6:30pm            Wine reception, Foyer outside Theatre A, Roscoe Building

All actuarial students are required to attend this lecture

Any other students wishing to attend this lecture should email Sarah.Fowler@manchester.ac.uk to request a space.

 

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