UK – Watson Wyatt partner Alan Pickering is to discuss the role of pension consultants at a conference in London in October.

Pickering, who has advised the UK government on pensions policy and is chairman of the European Federation for Retirement Provision, is to speak on the role of trustees, investment consultants and fund managers at the UK & Irish Pensions Investing Summit on October 16.

Also tackling the topic will be Irish Association of Pension Funds chairman Gerry Ryan, Ken Ayers of the National Association of Pension Funds and Lindsay Tomlinson, chairman of the Investment Management Association.

Other speakers during the day include Peter Scales, of the London Pensions Fund Authority and executives from consultants Hewitt Bacon & Woodrow, Watson Wyatt and Mercer Investment Consulting.

IPE is a media partner of the event.