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About PIA – Company Profile


The Pension Investment Academy (PIA) run seminars, debates and lectures at the cutting edge of pension fund thought. It is designed for pension scheme trustees and executives who already have a base level of knowledge. 


The first meeting took place on 28 September 2010 and focused on The Economy and its impact on Pension Funding.


he seminars will be held at: 

Bayes Business School, Room N201 - The Auditorium at 200 Aldersgate Street, London, EC1A 4HD

Alkesh Shah – Programme Director 

Fred Jaffe – Sponsorship Enquiries 


Clair Janaway – Admin

Coronavirus update from Trevor Cook


Unfortunately, at the moment, life is not normal.


I founded Specialist Pension Services at the end of 1992 and ran the first SPS Conference in April 1993. Fred Jaffe and I then got together and started The European Pension Fund Investment Forum (EPFIF) in September 1994, developed more SPS events and more recently took on The Pension Investment Academy (PIA). Since then, we and the pension fund industry have faced many challenges, but nothing like the challenge the whole world is facing at the moment.


The Coronavirus has made it unsafe for groups of any size to congregate. As a result, at the start of last week we postponed all our seminars and conferences until 8 May 2020. Since then, it has become clear that it will be unsafe to hold events for at least 12 weeks and, as a consequence, we will now be unable to run any event until at least the week beginning 22 June 2020 and even this may well prove optimistic! For those of you who had signed up for events directly impacted by these postponements, if you haven’t already heard from us, we will be in touch with you individually as soon as possible with specific information – we are working through events chronologically.


We are currently looking at a number of ideas for keeping in touch with members and delegates and we would really value your views on the various communication methods we could adopt in the interim to meet your needs in the current environment. Options include webinars, video conferencing, podcasts, posting of articles and research and the establishment of discussion groups. We hope to be back soon to presenting face-to-face seminars and conferences but we’d very much like to ensure members and delegates can continue to stay in touch whilst we work from home and discuss (at a safe distance) the issues of the day.


Fred, Jane and I along with rest of the team would very much welcome your feedback.


Please let us have your views. You can contact me on: and +44 (0)7958 716822; Fred on and +44 (0)7989 408149 and Jane on and +44 (0)7973 799151.


The rest of the team are also still available at their usual e-mail addresses, for example, you can contact:


Alkesh on; Amanda on; Lauren on; andClair on



The company has two sister organisations:

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