Baroness Altmann, Former Minister of State for Pensions, is to be the keynote speaker at the fourth ELSA/BVZL Investor Summit on September 12th in London.
Baroness Altmann, the former Minister of State for Pensions, who is the UK’s leading pensions expert, will address the International Life Settlement Investor Conference on Tuesday 12th September 2017, at the Canary Wharf offices of EY (Ernst & Young), 25 Churchill Place, London, E14 5EY.
Baroness Altmann has been a long-standing campaigner for investors’ rights and was asked to join the Government as Pensions Minister to help improve the way the market works for investors and savers.
Baroness Altmann said ‘I am delighted to have been invited to provide the keynote address at the forthcoming ELSA/BVZL Investor Summit. I look forward to sharing my views on the challenges for UK pension reform with ELSA and BVZL members.’
The Summit agenda will include top speakers from the UK, Europe and the USA. They will discuss the latest developments in the life settlement industry and the Life ILS arena.
Alec Taylor, Chair of ELSA, said ‘We’re delighted that Baroness Altmann has accepted our invitation to present the keynote speech at the forthcoming BVZL\ELSA summit. Baroness Altmann has been a leading advocate of UK pension reform over recent years, helping to demystify the difficult choices faced by those entering into retirement. As ELSA strives to support investors, intermediaries and regulators in understanding the attributes of US Life Settlements, we look forward to welcoming Baroness Altmann to E&Y’s Canary Wharf offices in September’
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About Baroness Altmann
Baroness Altmann has over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of pensions. She has a Ph.D. in pension economics and started her career as an academic analysing occupational pensions and pensioner income. She then moved into the City to manage pension fund assets, where she ran the international equities operation at Chase Manhattan Bank, London and was a Director at N.M. Rothschild International Asset Management and NatWest.
Baroness Altmann then worked as an independent consultant for many years, advising Governments, the pensions industry and pension funds on policy and investment strategy. As well as advising on the investment and management of all types of pension schemes, she also focusses on the consumer perspective and helping pensioners or older citizens enjoy better later life income. Baroness Altmann has campaigned for many years against pensions injustice and led a successful campaign to help 150,000 people receive compensation when their occupational pension schemes collapsed. She has won numerous awards, including Pensions Personality of the Year (twice) and Industry Guru of the Year.
Baroness Altmann appears regularly in the media and writes and comments on economics, pensions, later life and consumer matters.
She has a Ph.D. in Economics from London School of Economics and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. She also has two honorary doctorates awarded for her work on pension investment from Westminster University Business School and Newcastle University.
Baroness Altmann was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for service to Pensioners and Pension Provision.
From 2010 to 2013, Baroness Altmann was Director General of over-50s specialists Saga, the UK’s Coalition Government appointed her as their Business Champion for Older Workers from 2014 to 2015, and she was elevated to the House of Lords and became Minister of State for Pensions in the UK Government following the May 2015 General Election until July 2016.