CHASM Annual Conference

Euston, Friends Meeting House, London
Research, Social Sciences
Wednesday 21st June 2017 (13:00-16:30)
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If you would like to attend, please register through Eventbrite here. There are limited places so booking early is advisable. Please let Helen Harris ( know if you have any dietary or access requirements.

Financial decision-making in later life: risks, challenges and opportunities

As state responsibility for financial security declines, there is increasing onus on older people to engage with the financial services sector, and actively manage their retirement income and assets over a longer period than past generations. But evidence suggests that new retirement risks and opportunities are not evenly distributed, and that current financial services policy and practice does not adequately meet the needs of an increasingly diverse older consumer population.

This free conference will bring together academics/researchers and representatives from the financial services industry, ageing charities, and consumer groups, to discuss how we can create better outcomes for older consumers of financial services, and support people to meet their retirement needs more effectively.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Chris Curry, Director of the Pensions Policy Institute
  • Ben Franklin, Head of ageing economics at ILC UK
  • Sue Lewis, Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel
  • Louise Overton, CHASM
  • Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy at Age UK