Inaugural Jersey Pensions Association Conference

13 Sep 2016

The Jersey Pensions Association is staging its inaugural conference next month to address some of the key developments affecting providers of local and international pensions.

Speakers at the event include senior civil servants, a wide range of leading industry specialists and a government minister and the topics will include:

  • policy matters affecting pensions, both from tax and social security perspectives;
  • recent legal developments;
  • the latest on QROPS (Qualifying Overseas Recognised Pension Schemes) and QNUPS (Qualifying Non UK Pension Schemes);
  • how Brexit has impacted on transfer values; and
  • the responsibilities of pension trustees.

Among the highlights will be a presentation from Doug Melville, the Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman, an address from  Jersey’s Social Security Minister, Deputy Susie Pinel and an update from Paul Eastwood of Jersey Tax Policy's department.

Nancy Chien, a partner at Bedell Cristin and chairman of the Jersey Pensions Association, commented:

"The event is a first for Jersey and an indication of the increasing importance of pensions issues both domestically and internationally. The recent changes to the Jersey landscape have provided local pension schemes with much needed clarity and guidance which had been lacking previously, whilst at the same time creating exciting opportunities on the international pensions front.

This inaugural conference will be of interest to trustees and employers of Jersey based or pan-Channel Island pension schemes, as well as those who are interested in building their international pensions offering (including QROPS)."

Established only two years ago, the Jersey Pensions Association has been formed to promote, develop and provide stewardship to the Island’s growing pensions industry. It aims to encourage debate and discussion between stakeholders as a means of safeguarding Jersey pensions and developing international business.The conference starts at 12.30 pm on Tuesday, October 11 at the Pomme d’Or Hotel.  For further details of tickets and registration please click here.

If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact the chairman, Nancy Chien.