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Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions



 

Date

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

 

Time

08:45 to 10:45

 

Venue

Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, 30 Holborn, London EC1N 2HH
 
 

Hosts

Professor Michael Mainelli
Z/Yen Group

Dr Con Keating, Brighton Rock Group

Associate Professor Iain Clacher, University of Leeds

Dr David McKee, University of Leeds.

 

 

 

 

Long Finance's Distributed Futures research programme produced a report entitled “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions”, as part of a series of exciting projects in the programme. The report launch and discussion took place on Wednesday, 25 July, from 08:45 to 10:45, offering the opportunity for attendees to join the discussion on the findings of the report.

“Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions” is part of Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme into Smart Ledgers and wider technology. Smart Ledgers are seen by many as the ‘next big thing’ in technology. They’re based on a combination of mutual distributed ledgers (aka blockchain: multi-organisational databases with a super audit trail, used since 2009 in cryptocurrencies) with embedded programming and sensing, thus permitting semi-intelligent, autonomous transactions. Long Finance’s Distributed Futures research programme is sponsored by the Cardano Foundation.

The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of how and where Smart Ledgers could be used in pensions, and in particular how pension schemes could be administered using such technologies. Smart Ledgers are likely to be useful in all forms of pension structure e.g., defined benefit, defined contribution, hybrid schemes, and collective defined contribution. However, the way in which Smart Ledgers could serve as a platform for each form of pension, will differ based on the unique characteristics of the different types of pension arrangement. The research has been led by Dr Con Keating, Head of Research at Brighton Rock Group, Associate Professor Iain Clacher of the University of Leeds, and Dr David McKee of the University of Leeds.

Launch Slides

Report

Report Launch
“Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions "

Date

Wednesday, 25 July 2018



Time
08:45 to 10:45

Venue
Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall, 30 Holborn, London EC1N 2HH

AGENDA

  • 08:45 - Registration Opens
  • 09:00 - Introduction & Background by Professor Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman, Z/Yen Group
  • 09:20 - Report Walkthrough by Dr Con Keating, Associate Professor Iain Clacher and Dr David McKee
  • 10:20 - Panel Discussion &Questions and Answers
  • 10:40 - Formal Close
 

REGISTRATION

  • Please register for this event using Eventbrite.
  • The £15 registration fee guarantees your place and includes:
    • Continental Breakfast
    • A copy of the “Smart Ledgers & Collective Defined Contribution Pensions” report
    • A copy of the 2017 report “A Primer On The Risk Structure And Contractual Accrual Rate Of DB Pensions” 
    • A copy of the 2017 white paper “Security and Sustainability in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes: A Response to The Department of Work and Pensions Consultation”