Ant Donaldson: Summit provided wealth of knowledge

What a great event this year’s Employee Benefits Pensions and Workplace Savings Summit was.

For anyone involved at the sharp end, it was full of thought-provoking and informative sessions on everything from the Department for Work and Pensions’ policy agenda to how to review your default fund strategy.

It was especially interesting to hear how initial experience is that auto-enrolment opt-outs have been lower than many had predicted, and closer to the experience in New Zealand.

I learned so much, from benchmarking our pension scheme charges to the growing importance of individual savings accounts (Isas) as an alternative savings vehicle, and that was before all the sharing of ideas and war stories with the other delegates.

Many thanks for putting together such a stimulating event in such enjoyable surroundings.

Ant Donaldson is senior specialist, employee benefits, at E.On UK