The Impact of the Omega Pharma Judgement

The Impact of the Omega Pharma Judgement

Southern Region


This breakfast meeting will consider the High Court judgement in the case taken by the trustees of the Omega Pharma Pension Scheme against the Scheme's employer, in relation to contributions the trustees argued were payable to the Scheme by the employer. It will look at the judgement and what it means for schemes generally andtrustees. It will also look at what issues arose during the case that were important in the final decision.

Venue:Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork

Date:Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Time:7.45 a.m.

Fee:€20 per person

Presentation by:Philip Shier, Senior Actuary, Aon Hewitt

Philip Shier is a senior actuary in Aon Hewitt with over 30 years’ experience of providing actuarial and consultancy advice to a wide variety of pension scheme clients in Ireland and the UK.

He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management.

Philip is a Past President of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and is currently chairman of the International Committee. He has represented the Society on the Pensions Committee of the Actuarial Association of Europe (formerly the Groupe Consultatif Actuariel Européen) since 1999, and was Chairman of that Committee from 2005 until October 2011. He represents the Society on the Council of the International Actuarial Association and is a member of its Pensions and Employee Benefits Committee and of its Nominations Committee.

In March 2011, Philip was appointed a member of the first EIOPA Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group and was reappointed for a second term in September 2013.

He acted as an expert witness in a number of pensions cases, including most recently Greene & others v Coady & others (the Element Six case).

Notes:(i) The QFA Board have agreed to award 1 hour formal CPD credit for this Breakfast Meeting

(ii)IAPF/IIPM does not issue invoices for Breakfast Meetings - please photocopy the reservation form for your invoicing requirements.

(iii)All reservations must be paid by Friday 19thSeptember2014.

(iv)Acknowledgements of reservations are not sent unless specifically requested.

Southern Region


Joint IAPF/IIPM Breakfast Meeting

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Venue:Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork

Date:Tuesday, 23rd September 2014

Time:7.45 a.m.

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Aon Hewitt,

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to arrive no later thanFriday 19ththSeptember 2014