It’s now over a year since the roll-out of auto enrolment came to an end. We know that the initiative has so far been a huge success, helping 10 million people to save for their retirement. But, what do we know about the impact it’s had on the day-to-day financial lives of this new generation of savers? And, what can be done to help those who have fallen through the net?
Our fourth annual NEST Insight conference brought together academics, policy makers and industry to dig beneath the headline data and explore how auto enrolment has affected people’s savings behaviours and wider financial lives, while questioning what lessons can be learned from comparable models around the world. We then turned our lens on those not benefiting from the savings system and considered how we can make long-term savings more inclusive of some harder to reach groups.
- Professor David Laibson, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University
- Ida Rademacher, the Vice President at the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
- Will Sandbrook, Executive Director, Nest Insight
- Greg Levin, Director Social Impact, BlackRock
- Jo Phillips, Nest Insight, Head of Research and Innovation
- Dr. Hayley James, Researcher, University of Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
- John Gathergood, Professor of Economics, University of Nottingham
- Katie Salter, Senior Product Manager, Salary Finance
- Lizzie Jordan, Evaluation Manager, Money and Pensions Service (MAPS)
- Madeline Quinlan, Programme Research Lead, Nest Insight
- Emma Stockdale, PhD Student, King’s College London
- Wiebke Eberardt, Behavioral Researcher, Maastricht University
- Daniella Jenkins, PhD Student, King’s College Policy Institute and Central Saint Martin’s Social Design Institute
- Zoe Alexander, Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Nest Corporation
- Iona Bain, Founder and Blogger, Young Money Blog
- Yvonne Braun, Director of Policy, Long Term Savings and Protection, Association of British Insurers
- Helen Undy, Chief Executive Officer, Money and Mental Health Policy Institute
- Helen Dean, Chief Executive Officer, Nest Corporation
The Nest Insight 2019 conference agenda is available here.