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John Lawson to lead Tisa retirement council

Tisa is establishing a retirement advisory council to be chaired by Standard Life head of pensions policy John Lawson.

The council will lead Tisa’s work on personal and corporate pensions and other long-term savings issues.

The council has held two meetings, discussing issues affecting the UK’s long-term savings and retirement market as well as designing a work programme for 2008.

The council has also decided to hold a retirement conference in the autumn and are in the process of finalising the details on that event.

Tisa’s director of portfolio and retirement planning Malcolm Small says:
“This council will be unique in the industry because it will be focused on outputs. While there will a very valuable exchange of views amongst members, we are aiming for this group to be very active in shaping the retirement industry during this time of tremendous change. We will achieve that through public comment, lobbying and series of other initiatives as members deem appropriate.”

Lawson says: “I am delighted to chair the new Tisa Retirement Council. The diversity of Tisa members will ensure that the retirement council views are well balanced and contribute constructively to the retirement debate.”

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