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Talking Heads - Delivering on a mission impossible - a visionary expedition by MNOPF

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January 19, 2021

Rory Murphy, trustee chair at Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund, embarks on a journey and provides valuable insights to trustees as he discusses difficult transactions and key lessons learnt.

In the third episode of the Talking Heads podcast series, Rory Murphy, trustee chair at Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF), takes us on a journey and discusses their long history of de-risking transactions and talks us through their lessons learnt.

The episode is hosted by Shelly Beard, senior director in the transactions team at Willis Towers Watson.

Episode 3: Delivering on a mission impossible – a visionary expedition by MNOPF
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About our host
Shelly Beard
Shelly Beard

Shelly is a Senior Director within our transactions team, specialising in advising Trustees on bulk annuities and longevity swaps. Her recent experience includes advising the HSBC trustees on their two longevity swaps covering £11bn of liabilities in 2020, advising AXA on their two longevity swaps in 2015 and 2020 and advising the MNOPF Trustee on its £1.6bn buy-in in February 2020.


About our guest
Paul Johnson
Rory Murphy, trustee chair at Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund

Rory Murphy is one of the emerging figures in the pensions industry, and is a well known voice championing the improvement in quality standards and performance of pension trustees and the funds they represent.

As Chair of two maritime industry pension schemes, the MNOPF and the Ensign Retirement Plan, Rory is experienced in the challenges facing trustees with both DB and DC pension provision. During Rory’s time at the MNOPF, the fund has bucked the trend of many UK pension schemes, seeing significant increases in funding through the innovative use of Fiduciary Management, buy-ins, buyouts and longevity swaps. Rory is also championing the next generation of pension provision, leading the maritime industry’s not-for profit DC master trust, the Ensign Retirement Plan.

 

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