Nest Insight annual conference 2021
We’re delighted that this year, for the first time ever, we will be live-streaming sessions from our annual conference! Join us for Nest Insight 2021, to hear and engage with the latest research and saving solutions being tested by experts working towards long-term financial security for low-and moderate-income workers. Our fifth annual conference will bring together academics, industry and policy makers to discuss the current state of retirement saving in the UK, and look at what solutions could support savers through the challenges of the last year, to help them build financial resilience now, and in later life.
10:30 – 11:30am | Add to calendar
The Covid-19 crisis has had an impact on people’s work, incomes and costs of living. These effects have been unevenly distributed: some people have found themselves becoming ‘accidental savers’, spending less on commuting and going out but still working, and therefore ending up able to save more than in the past. Others have faced significant reductions in their income and have had to spend down savings or borrow to make ends meet.
This panel will assess the current ‘state of the nation’, what we’ve learned from the crisis, and what it means for how we support people to build, or rebuild, financial resilience in the years to come.
- Moderator: Will Sandbrook, Nest Insight
- Tom Clarkson, Blue Marble Research
- Sarah Porretta, Money & Pensions Service
- Jesal D. Sheth, University of Nottingham and Nest Insight
12pm – 1pm | Add to calendar
People’s capacity to save for retirement, and the choices they have about how to use those savings when they retire, are a function of their overall financial wellbeing. As an industry, we should therefore be interested in how to support pension savers in building overall financial resilience and health to give them the best possible platform for their retirement saving.
This panel explores the evidence for the link between short- and longer-term financial health, before going on to discuss innovations in the financial wellbeing sector, including Nest Insight’s own work on workplace emergency saving.
- Moderator: Gavin Lewis, BlackRock
- Ben Murphy, Atos
- Jo Phillips, Nest Insight
- Ellie Suh, University of Oxford and LSE
2pm – 2:45pm | Add to calendar
Katy Milkman is the James G. Dinan Professor at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, host of Charles Schwab’s popular behavioural economics podcast Choiceology, and the former president of the international Society for Judgment and Decision Making.
She is the co-founder and co-director of the Behavior Change for Good Initiative, a research centre with the mission of advancing the science of lasting behaviour change whose work is being chronicled by Freakonomics Radio. She recently published How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You are to Where You Want to Be, already a bestseller and one of Amazon’s ‘best books so far of 2021’.
- Keynote: Professor Katy Milkman, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
3pm – 4pm | Add to calendar
Almost all workers are now saving for their retirement, thanks to the automatic enrolment reforms. But as people approach retirement, they face a wide range of choices about what to do with those savings, and many will need support in making decisions. Providing this support in the right ways and at the right times, and engaging savers in the tools and advice that are on offer, are critical challenges for the industry and for employers.
- Ellie Lugt, Behavioural Insights Team
- Priya Khambhaita, NatCen
- Matthew Blakstad, Nest Insight
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