What's it all about?


A free event for qualifying schemes with over £200m in combined (DB/DC) assets

What makes this event unique? 

  • It's all training, no product push
  • filled with practical advice and examples you can use straight away
  • No fluff: everything you'll hear is backed by science.

The training day will run from 10am to 4pm, with a pre-training breakfast, a delicious lunch, and post-event networking drinks from 4pm so that you can relax and discuss what you've learned during the day, and the ways in which you can apply all your new knowledge.

What happens on the day? 

  • You'll learn how to be better in the boardroom, and outside it.
  • You'll participate in an interactive day, learn how to make better decisions, with practical group exercises to embed the knowledge. 
  • Everything is tailored specifically to pensions, but this is also a fun route to learn something new, from how to beat your brain at its own game, how to boost you investing wisdom using behavioural techniques, to the secrets of smashing the status quo for better decisions.

Where do I sign up? 

It's an invite-only event, with the content designed for Chairman of Trustees, Pension Scheme Managers and IGC members. We want you to carry the message forward into your own schemes, and make a positive impact using what you'll learn on the day. You can register here.


9.30 [Registration opens & and breakfast is served]

10am-midday: Morning session: What is behavioural science?, Why it is important, and how we use it to make better decisions for ourselves and members.

A tour of behavioural science and its application for pension professionals, with practical exercises.

Trainer: Dr Nick Southgate

[Midday Tea Break]

12-30-1.30 Behavioural science and pension investments, checklists, and beating your brain at its own game. 

How your cognitive biases affect the decisions you make. Practical ways to recognise your cognitive biases in the board room, how to beat them, and how to help others do the same. How to check your own and others behaviour to make better decisions, and communicate better.  You'll each learn which biases most affect your thinking personally. 

How the investment choices you’re presented with can mislead you. What that means for trustees and members alike.

Trainer: Hannah Lewis

[Lunch] 1.30-2.30

2.30-4.00pm Early Afternoon session: Putting it into practice, and communicating to members.

Behave London lifts the lid on DB and DC communication using behavioural science and how you can make members take action, using simple techniques we'll teach you.

Using language to prompt action.

Increasing savings rates.

Getting members to make decisions.

How NOT to make a bad situation worse. 

Trainer: Hannah Lewis

4.00pm - Networking drinks & canapés, (or tea and tiny cakes if you prefer).