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Written by Altus on 23 June 2015

First Panel Session - Solutions not Problems Event


Altus hosted a successful 'At Retirement' event on the 16th June 2015 at the SWIFT offices in London. The event assessed the tactical changes provider firms have implemented in readiness for April's freedoms, before then taking a creative look at the types of innovation that could transform the "At Retirement" market by 2020.

As highlighted in the latest Altus white paper the High Cost of Freedom: Retirement in 2020, the new pension freedoms for all come at a great cost to most providers in this market. The unprecedented avalanche of change in at retirement rules and taxation policy means major upheaval, with some firms having to reinvent themselves and almost all having to fundamentally alter their business models and supporting systems. A great deal of time has been spent over the last 12 month discussing these problems. The time has come for solutions. What does the customer really want? What innovations are already out there? And, how do we make these new propositions profitable?

Speakers and panellists were:

  • Hugo Thorman – Chairman, Investment Funds Direct Group (IFDL)
  • Michelle Cracknell – Chief Executive, The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS)
  • Caroline Naylor-Renn - Global Wealth Products & Services, HSBC
  • Chris Smeaton – Marketing Director, James Hay Partnership
  • Adrian Boulding – Pensions Strategy Director, Legal and General
  • Mark Pemberton – Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
  • Martyn Evans – Insurance Domain Director, Altus
  • Bruce Moss – Strategy Director, e-Value
  • Sarah Walton – Digital Innovation Consultant, Cabinet Office
  • Harry Weber-Brown – Digital Advisor, Money Advice Service
  • Rebecca Murphy – Head of Distribution, Praemium
  • Will Watling – Product Marketing Director, Altus

feedback from the event:

“Interesting concrete innovation”

“Thought provoking, speakers very relevant”

“Loved all the new ideas and products”

“Definitely would attend again, my own colleagues missed an opportunity”

“Thoughtful, presentation and joined up agenda”

“Much better than expected”

If you would like to know more about the event or would like one of our team to come and present - Altus: How we see Retirement in 2020 to your business contact

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