Risk Management in the LGPS


Event summary

These workshops will seek to identify good practice in risk management and help funds identify the current issues which should be considered in risk registers. We will hear from the Scheme Advisory Board as well as investment, data and actuarial experts who will share their knowledge, and we will also learn from a practitioner how they are addressing responsible investment requirements.

Private sector delegate price £495.00 + Vat. Please contact customerservices@cipfa.org or call 0207 5435600 to book.

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06 June 2019
Starts: 10:00
Ends: 16:00


The Royal Society London
6 Carlton House Terrace
Greater London
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Standard price

£345.00 excl VAT

Network Member Price

£295.00 excl VAT

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About this event

Risk management is the key objective, and there are a range of risks which pension funds are exposed to. These workshops will provide an opportunity to look at how investment strategies can be developed to address these risks both in terms of equity exposure and the potential mismatch with the funds liabilities.

2019 is also a valuation year, and this exercise seeks to set new contribution rates based upon the Funding Strategy Statement. This statement sets out how the fund will manage liability risks such as longevity, inflation and interest rates. In addition, the accuracy of the funds data will be crucial when assessing the liabilities. We will look at these areas and also consider how to address the growing focus on responsible investing. Finally, we will discuss governance issues and contribute to the SAB Good Governance project to highlight areas of risk and good practice.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at investment, finance and governance officers involved in the LGPS, and we will use the experiences of network colleagues to develop best practice around good governance. 

How will a delegate/attendee benefit from attending this event?

The attendee will gain the following benefits from this event:

  • hear the latest developments on scheme regulation
  • discuss the SAB Good Governance project
  • learn about risk management techniques and how they apply to the LGPS
  • consider how funds are addressing current responsible investment issues
  • understand current data issues and how to address them.

CPD hours



  • Local government
  • / Pensions
  • / Treasury management

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Speaker - Neil Sellstrom

Neil Sellstrom

Neil has been a CIPFA Advisor for pensions and treasury management since 2009, running networks on both subjects with over 150 subscribing authorities combined. He represents CIPFA and Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Funds at various key events and also attends CIPFA pensions panels. He also organises workshops and conferences, produces newsletters, and co-ordinates queries to support members and promote best practice. E: neil.sellstrom@cipfa.org, T: 01287 619679.