Pensions & Insolvency

24 September, London


Stephenson Harwood LLP
1 Finsbury Circus, Finsbury
London EC2M 7SH



4 CPD hours

Pensions in Restructuring situations, including latest regulatory developments
At this course, you'll gain insight into a current hot topic which is evolving and subject to a changing regulatory landscape. Pension schemes have been thrust into the spotlight in recent years as deficits have sky rocketed, which has - in turn - contributed to high profile insolvencies and restructurings where the pension scheme has played a significant role in the outcome.
This course will allow you to gain a greater understanding of pension schemes, the current regulatory and legal landscape as well as the potential options available to business restructuring professionals when advising clients on related matters. Plus, we'll explore a couple of recent case studies and answer the question – what would you do in this scenario?
Plus, at our London course only, take advantage of the unique opportunity to interact directly with The Pensions Regulator. Orla May and Adam Fountain-Johnson will be giving an overview of TPR, its new Supervision and Enforcement structure and its role in restructuring and insolvency.
They will explain when and who you might encounter and set out the expectations of employers, advisers and trustees. Plus, they will cover some new methods being adopted under TPR’s Clearer, Quicker, Tougher approach, including the most recent Annual Funding Statement.

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Our Confirmed Speakers

Mike Holford  
Mike Holford - EY
Mike is a qualified accountant with extensive experience working with corporates and trustees on triennial valuations and transactions (refinancing, M&A, restructuring). He has been involved in a number of RAA processes working closely with TPR and the PPF, and has significant experience dealing with stressed and distressed cases.
Karina Brookes

Karina Brookes - EY
Karina is a qualified Chartered Accountant  and insolvency practitioner and leads EY’s London covenant advisory team. Karina has over twelve years experience within pension advisory services, advising on some of the first scheme funding cases  under the new legislation in 2005. Karina  now advises on some of the largest UK pensions schemes on issues including scheme funding valuations, transactions, restructurings and scheme reorganisation. She has a background in financial  restructuring and has spent time with a major US investment bank and the Pensions  Regulator where she advised on over 100  complex cases.
Adam Fountain-Johnston  
Adam Fountain-Johnston - The Pensions Regulator
Adam leads a team of Specialist Supervisors responsible for intervening on intelligence-led events that pose risks to savers; he also engages with schemes that are unable to agree their DB valuations and on those submitted that TPR deem to be the highest risk. He is also responsible for addressing notifiable events or breaches of law that pose risks to savers across all scheme types.
Orla May

Orla May - The Pensions Regulator
Orla leads a team of Specialist Supervisors who respond swiftly to emerging risks to schemes (eg corporate restructures, mergers, acquisitions, deteriorating covenant etc), with focus on particular risks to schemes, rather than aggregate issues.


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08:30 Registration with refreshments
09:00 Course commences 
13:00 Course concludes

Course prices:

Fellow – £210+VAT
Member – £230+VAT
Associate – £265+VAT
Non-Member* – £305+VAT
New Professionals – £230+VAT
All attendees are required to pay in full before attendance at the event