Pension Roadshow

Thursday 27 June 2019

We’d like to welcome you to our Royal London pension roadshow.

We’re hosting these as a chance for you to have face to face contact with our experts who’ll be sharing their knowledge within the world of pensions and investments.

Our speakers will talk through key changes and developments in these areas, offering CPD certificates for each session. You'll also have the opportunity to ask some questions and discuss any challenges that you and your business are facing.

During registration you'll have the chance to enjoy some food and refreshments whilst chatting amongst peers and colleagues.

Here's a few words about our roadshows from our Head of Strategic Partnerships, David Ellis:

At Royal London we believe the best customer outcomes and experience will always be anchored in quality impartial advice. That’s why we choose to focus on developing solutions that will help you deliver the crucial services your client’s need. A key part of our approach is to engage with advisers face-to-face to talk through important matters of the day. This is the purpose of our pension roadshows. We very much look forward to see you at your local event.

Since pension freedoms were introduced, we’ve seen more people using income drawdown than ever before. The number of plans purchased has more than quadrupled since 2013.However, income drawdown is not without its risks. Research has shown that individuals have a tendency to underestimate their life expectancy and there’s a real danger that people could run out of money in retirement.2

This presentation will look at different ways to invest in retirement and how to manage client expectations when it comes to income sustainability.

Learning outcomes: 

  • Identifying risk factors and regulatory concerns associated with income drawdown
  • Understand how to invest to meet customer needs in drawdown 
  • Recognising the varying needs of clients in retirement and understanding the considerations involved in meeting those needs


Euan Craig - Investment Proposition Manager, Royal London

Euan Craig is an Investment Proposition Manager in the Investment team at Royal London. He is responsible for the day-to-day management of the RLI investment proposition, as well as contributing to a number of committees across the Group, both investment and otherwise. After graduating from University in 2011 with a degree in Business Studies, Euan initially joined the Protection arm of Royal London before moving into the Investment team in 2014. Euan is also a holder of the Investment Management Certificate.

Throughout this presentation we investigate the pension issues Royal London’s technical team are regularly asked about. We include planning points at the end of each section to demonstrate measures advisers can use to alleviate some of the problems their clients may encounter. We’ll take a look at State Pension, and the impact of the introduction of the New State Pension in April 2016.

We also look at funding issues with regards to the State Pension, how these are impacted by increasing longevity as we explore the various remedies being proposed by the Cridland review and the Government Actuarial Department’s most recent Quinquennial Review. From here we consider the Tapered Annual Allowance (TAA), which will really start to impact more clients this tax year as we have now passed the 3rd anniversary of its introduction. 

Lastly we investigate the findings of the Retirement Outcome Review and consider what impact these findings could have on the advised market.

Learning outcomes:

  • Identify the key legislation changes relating to the State Pension
  • Consider the issues with the tapered annual allowance and the decision whether to stay or leave the scheme
  • Understand the main concerns raised by the Retirement Outcomes Review

Craig Muir - Senior Business Development Manager, Royal London

Craig joined the Life & Pensions industry straight from university in 1988, putting his degree in Biological Sciences to great use by joining Scottish Widows before moving to Royal London. He has held several roles, including proposition training and development officer for Royal London before finally putting his analyst degree to use when he moved to Marketing in 1997 where he specialised in market research and analysis. Craig became Chairman of LAMRA, an informal association of Life Assurance providers, in 2004 as he worked to improve marketing and market research standards within the Financial Services Industry. Now most recently senior business development manager for Royal London where he travels the country providing technical pension seminars to financial advisers. Now a senior business development manager for Royal London, Craig travels the country providing technical pension seminars to financial advisers. 

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