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Forthcoming SIAS events

Tuesday 13 July

Economic rationale for defined contribution investment solutions
Staple Inn,
High Holborn,
5:30pm for 6pm start

Yumeng Zhang will present a paper entitled: Economic Rationale for Defined Contribution Investment Solutions: All we need to know, which gives a comprehensive review of the economic rationale that should be considered when designing investment strategies for a DC pension plan, including equity mean reversion, fixed vs dynamic asset allocation, annuity risk matching, human capital, as well as touching on some of the behavioural features of DC plan members.

Recently, there have been some innovative ideas around DC investment solutions in both growth and pre-retirement phases. However, it is surprising there has been no research using historic market data to compare the performance of different strategies. The author is therefore motivated to produce some back-tests in the paper on different types of DC investment solutions.

There is no need to register in advance for this event. Refreshments will be available from 5:30pm for a 6pm start. Following the meeting there will be a free drink and buffet at a nearby pub.

Friday 23 July

Summer Boat Party 2010
The Golden Jubilee,
Temple Pier,
London 6:15pm for 6.30pm start

It’s hot and it’s time to float — all aboard The Golden Jubilee for the party of the year. The action will kick off at 6:15pm at Temple Pier. Be sure to be on time, though, as the boat will leave at 6.30pm on the dot.

Once aboard you will be greeted by welcome drinks and then the real party begins. Be ready to set sail and be blown away for an actionpacked evening along the Thames, full of dancing, entertainment and plenty of food and drink.

Visit www.sias.org.uk closer to the date, for details on party theme and dress code. Tickets are like gold dust, so be sure to reserve them quickly.

Tickets cost £10 for members and £15 for non-members. To reserve a place, please e-mail Taha at tahajamilahmad@hotmail.com

Saturday 14 August

Five-a-side football tournament
Powerleague Catford
Private Banks Sports Ground
Canadian Avenue
London, SE6 4SW 12:00pm

FIFA brings you the World Cup. SIAS brings you fivea- side. After watching the world’s best footballers showing off their skills on the world stage, it’s time for you to take the SIAS centre stage and show off the skills and tricks you’ve learnt.

Football fans don’t miss out; come and experience a day of suspense, competition and pure fun. Teams of up to seven people can be entered for £50 per team (plus £5 per non-SIAS member).

To enter please e-mail Taha tahajamilahmad@hotmail.com.

Places are limited so please reserve your team a place early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 2 November
Jubilee lecture

Details to follow

SIAS celebrates its centenary this year, and what better way to mark the occasion than by attending this extra special programme event. Be sure to save the date, and look out for more details to follow!