Confronting the pensions savings crisis - Glasgow

24 October 2017
5.30pm for 6pm, concluding by 7.30pm

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Pensions auto-enrolment is arguably the biggest revolution in the pensions industry for a century. Although auto-enrolment has been hailed as a political success story, the largest hurdles are still to come.

This event will be jointly hosted by ICAS and Standard Life and will include a presentation from The Pensions Regulator and a live Q&A and discussion at the end.

The Pensions Regulator will update on the number of companies enrolled so far, as well as discussing whether Pensions auto-enrolment is an opportunity or a threat for accountancy firms, citing exemplar case studies of employer mistakes.  

Standard Life speakers Elaine Smith and Graeme Bell will then dispel some myths around auto-enrolment, including the difficulty of enrolling, cost of enrolling and ‘big insurers aren’t interested’.

As well as gaining valuable insight and advice into pensions and auto enrolment, this event will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with your fellow CAs and business professionals.

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Graeme Bell

Graeme Bell

Senior Proposition Manager

Graeme has worked in financial services for over 28 years, predominantly in pensions where he has held senior roles in Sales , Marketing, Operations  and Product Development.  

His primary focus over the last 20 years has been workplace pensions and since 2011 he has had a leading role in the creation and ongoing development of Standard Life’s auto-enrolment solutions.  

Graeme frequently comments on workplace pensions and pension policy, in particular, the ongoing roll out and  evolution of auto-enrolment.  He is actively involved in the DWP’s 2017 review of auto-enrolment .

Elaine Smith

Elaine Smith

Senior Proposition Manager

Elaine has worked in financial services for almost 16 years,  focusing  on workplace pensions.

Elaine is a frequent speaker on developments in the auto-enrolment market, providing insight and comment on employers experiences of auto-enrolment.

Elaine supported a number of large employers through auto-enrolment and was responsible for developing Standard Life’s re-enrolment proposition.

Stephen Rowntree

Stephen Rowntree

Pensions Regulator (TPR)

Stephen joined the Pensions Regulator (TPR) in 2013 after an extensive career in both Trust and Corporate pensions with some of the leading UK Benefit consultancies.

As a member of Industry Liaison Team at TPR, Stephen attends many speaking events as part of the TPR remit to engage with employers and professional forums on the subject of Auto enrolment.

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The Corinthian Club, Glasgow G1 1DA


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  • Pensions
  • Scotland

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