CHASM Annual Conference

Euston, Friends Meeting House, London
Wednesday 21 June 2017 (13:00-16:30)

The CHASM Annual Conference in June 2017 focused on financial decision-making in later life, and the risks, challenges and opportunities associated with this. 

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.

The conference brought 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.

Download a summary of the conference here (PDF, 293KB)

Conference presentations

You can choose to watch a video of the entire conference, or download and watch separate conference presentations from each speaker here: 

Chris Curry, Director of the Pensions Policy Institute

Louise Overton, CHASM

 Ben Franklin, Head of Ageing Economics at ILC UK

Sue Lewis, Chair of the Financial Services Consumer Panel

Jane Vass, Head of Public Policy at Age UK