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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