The Vidett team are frequent contributors to industry articles, debate and events – all rounded up below with links to make it easy to learn more.

James joined an expert panel to discuss defined contribution (DC) investment strategy. Hosted by Professional Pensions’ Jonathan Stapleton; the roundtable looked at key investment trends in the DC investment space, the extent to which the industry needs to reinvent defaults in the pre-retirement space, and the ongoing implementation of ESG in DC.

Martin Collins – Delivering positive social outcomes from fixed income investing
(event, 11 September 2023)

In July, Martin joined Professional Pensions panel of experts to look at how schemes can balance social outcomes, financial return and liquidity in fixed income investments.

Kat and Duncan have been speaking to Maggie Williams from Pensions Age. In her article, she looks to explore what lies ahead for pensions governance, for both defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes.

Speaking to Jasmine Urquart of Professional Pensions on diverse career backgrounds; the piece takes a closer look at how diversity of skills and background, can contribute positively to the experience of staff in the pensions industry.

Martin and a guest panel discuss how investment strategies have changed in light of last year’s gilts crisis, and how schemes are changing their portfolios and approaches to liquidity as a result.

As part of Clare College’s 50th anniversary celebrating co-education, the University of Cambridge’s second oldest college, caught up with their former law pupil and our Co-Chief Executive, Naomi L’Estrange.

Becky joined Shoosmiths to record their podcast on the issues of preparing for buy-in and buyout. Tune in to hear their discussions, including recent risk transfer market experiences, common issues encountered, and tips on transacting in a busy market.

UK pension schemes may have felt a long way removed from the recent turmoil in US banking, but the knock-on effects have been felt much closer to home. Martin Collins contributes to this piece from reporter Nick Reeve.

Mark joined Asset TV to talk fiduciary management (FM). In the interview with Mark Colgate, they touched on areas including past experiences with FM, obstacles encountered, solutions they explored and decisions they made.

Taking part in Asset TV’s new ‘Trustee Talk’ series, Duncan answered a quick Q&A with Sam Rossiter, covering the liability-driven investment crisis, collective defined contribution and fiduciary management.

The growing trend in companies outsourcing pension roles externally is the topical issue covered in this piece by Sandra Wolf, Editor at Mallowstreet. It looks at the benefits and disadvantages of taking such action, with comments from several members of the Vidett team.

Curtis and Duncan joined forces to host a session at PP Live, entitled ‘Cracking the Code’, where they used a case study to show how even very well governed pension schemes need to do work to crack TPR’s new General Code of Practice. Professional Pensions’ Martin Richmond covered the session, picking out the key takeaways.

In the session hosted by Heather Brown (Aviva Investors), Gerald was joined on the panel by Mark Meiklejon (Aviva Investors) and Stephen Budge (LCP). They discussed the recent government response on broadening the investment opportunities of defined contribution (DC) schemes, value for money frameworks and investing in illiquids.

Reflecting back on 2022, this webinar casts a spotlight on how fiduciary managers (FMs) were handed the reins of many pension schemes’ investments and how they handled the liability driven investment liquidity crisis.

To watch the webinar, please click here.