Events

Nest Insight 2021

Date: Tuesday 19 October 2021
Location: this event will be live-streamed (more details to follow)

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Past events

Supporting emergency saving: what does saver success look like?

Date: Thursday 8 July 2021 | 2-3pm (BST)
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This event launched our latest briefing paper, sharing early learnings from our sidecar savings trial. The report explores some of our emerging insights about the employee experience of having access to a payroll sidecar savings tool.

Speakers
  • Sheida Elmi, Research Program Manager at the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program
  • Jo Phillips, Director of Research and Innovation at Nest Insight
  • Peter Tutton, Head of Policy at StepChange Debt Charity

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Strengthening retirement systems: the view from the United States

Date: Thursday 1 July 2021 | 2-3pm (BST)
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In this conversation with Ida Rademacher, Vice-President of the Aspen Institute and Executive Director of the Aspen Financial Security Program, and Will Sandbrook, Executive Director of Nest Insight, we discussed:

  • How are policymakers and the financial services industry in the US responding to the uniquely difficult and illuminating past year?
  • What have Nest Insight and Aspen FSP learned about savings behaviour across the crisis?
  • What are the possible legislative changes on the horizon in terms of retirement?
  • Where does retirement sit in the broader financial security framework that the Aspen Institute is working to?

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Stress-testing defaults: what happens to pension auto enrolment during a crisis?

Date: Thursday 13 May 2021 | 2-2:45pm (BST)
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In this live online event we shared findings from the initial stages of our research programme, and discussed what these learnings may tell us about the resilience of the UK’s retirement system and implications for long-term financial security.

Speakers
  • Matthew Blakstad, Analysis Director at Nest Insight
  • Jesal D. Sheth, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham
  • Professor John Gathergood, from the University of Nottingham

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Autumn 2020 events

In autumn 2020, we held a number of online events to share and discuss the latest research findings from our sidecar savings trial, our programme of work on pension engagement, and our analysis into the impact of Covid-19 on self-employed people’s savings attitudes and behaviours. If you missed any of these events, you can watch all of the recordings here.

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Nest Insight online: summer 2020

In summer 2020, we held a series of online events to share knowledge, spark debate and focus on the way forward to support those most financially impacted by Covid-19. If you missed these events, you can watch the recordings here online.

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UK Pension Reforms (1997 – 2015) research launch

On the 5th February 2020, we held an event with the University of Bath and the Institute for Policy Research (IPR) to launch our new research into why and how the UK Pension Reforms (1997 – 2015) were successfully implemented. Our project brought together the previously private recollections of key actors in the establishment and delivery of the reforms and shared them through a ground-breaking series of video interviews and a new report.

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DC Program 2019

In June 2019, Nest Insight partnered with the International Centre for Pension Management (ICPM) and the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP) to deliver a two-day conference in Vancouver, Canada, bringing together leading experts from around the world to exchange knowledge and ideas on the major issues facing savers and best practice in responding to those issues.


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Nest Insight 2019

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.

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Sidecar savings trial launch event

On Monday 12 November 2018, we officially launched our sidecar savings trial and announced which organisations are taking part in the research.

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Nest Insight 2018

Nest Insight’s annual conference 2018 brought together academics, policy makers and pension experts to explore the future challenges for the pensions industry and identify solutions that can be tested.

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Nest Insight 2017

The Nest Insight 2017 annual conference moved beyond the headlines to explore what longevity means for the ‘defined contribution generation’.

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