DC scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets

Date: Monday 25th March 2019

Timings: 15:30 - 17:30 followed by a drinks reception (Registration open from 15:00)

Venue: BlackRock, 12 Throgmorton Avenue, London, EC2N 2DL

Speakers:  David Farrar (DWP), Mark Fawcett (NEST),Daniela Silcock (PPI), Alex Cave, (BlackRock)


The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) are delighted to announce the launch of our DC scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets report. This report, sponsored by BlackRock, sets out the potential cost, regulatory, operational and governance challenges to Defined Contribution scheme investment in illiquid and alternative assets and discusses how they may be overcome.

Currently there are a range of assets available for DC pension schemes to invest in, and the Department for Work and Pensions, HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority are all currently consulting on the best way to enable pension schemes to invest a higher proportion of assets into less traditional asset types.  

The majority of DC pension scheme Assets Under Management are invested in equities and bonds. There are benefits associated with investing in illiquid and alternative assets, such as the potential to deliver a higher, more secure return, net of charges, over time than liquid assets. Despite the potential benefits, there are challenges preventing some DC schemes from exploring these investment options.  

Please note: this event may be photographed, if you have any objections please advise at the time of booking and upon arrival at the event.

If you are a Supporting Member of the PPI and wish to attend this event please email events@pensionspolicyinstitute.org.uk