mallowstreet Defined Benefit Indaba 2020


Delegates are expected to attend the full event. We do understand that this is a time commitment in diaries. Please do let us know if you need to step away for a call/meeting.

The Defined Benefit Indaba is a chance for senior figures from the UK’s largest DB pension funds to meet and discuss key asset classes and investment opportunities for 2020 and beyond. 

You will hear from a selection of keynote speakers and take part in three interactive Investment Masterclass breakout sessions specifically tailored for defined benefit pension funds.

The DB Indaba is available for CPD accreditation by the Pensions Management Institute and is exclusively for DB pension funds.



  1. Digital Registration and Technology Check

    Welcome to the Digital Indaba, join your fellow delegates to say “Hi” and check your technology before the Indaba gets underway.
  2. Welcome Address

    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet, provides an overview of the Digital Indaba, speakers and key themes.
  3. DB: Past, Present and Future

    Chris Curry, Director at the Pensions Policy Institute, will be helping us set the scene for the rest of the day by taking us on a journey through the defined benefit landscape. He will be looking at how we have arrived at where we are today, the current issues and challenges facing DB schemes, and looking ahead at what the future might hold for all of us involved in the DB pensions world.


    Chris Curry

  4. Session Transition

  5. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  6. Refreshment Break

  7. Integrating and Reporting on Climate Risk – How Should Trustees Go About It and What Is the Value of Public Disclosure?

    Following amendments introduced into the Pension Schemes Bill earlier this year, the DWP has recently consulted on likely new regulations on climate risk governance and disclosure. The new requirements look set to be phased-in from October 2021 and will require trustees of schemes with assets over £1bn to integrate climate risk into their trustee governance processes and to report on them annually in a way that is aligned with the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosure (TCFD). Stuart O’Brien, chair of the cross-industry working group, the “Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group”, will provide an overview of the guidance which that group launched for consultation in March on “Aligning your Pension Scheme with the TCFD” and how their finalised guidance can be expected to interact with and complement the new statutory requirements.


    Stuart O'Brien, Sackers

  8. Session Transition

  9. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  10. Lunch

  11. Pension Fund Panel Discussion

    Panellists: Kevin Wesbroom, Trustee, Capital Cranfield & Judith Fish, Trustee, Dalriada Trustees


    Chaired by Celene Lee, Consultant, Buck Consultants

  12. Session Transition

  13. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into three Investment Masterclass sessions.
  14. Refreshment Break

  15. Love, Hope and WAR

    Giles tells his journey from fashion photographer to reporting on conflicts. He recounts the day his life changed forever whilst working in Afghanistan, and his remarkable return to work. But above all of this its a talk about stories, not just Giles'; but the stories of those whose lives he documents.


    Giles Duley

  16. Closing Remarks

    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet
  17. End