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Speakers

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Justin Corliss, Senior Pensions Development and Technical manager

Justin’s first foray into Financial Services was in Australia in 1997 with Commonwealth Bank of Australia working predominately in retail mortgage lending. In 2002 Justin and his British wife moved to Scotland where he worked in broker consultant roles with both Scottish Widows and Scottish Life before spending a brief period as an Employee Benefits Consultant dealing predominately with Auto Enrolment and associated business consultancy. Justin is involved in developing adviser facing content, presenting, writing articles and commenting for the press.

Justin has studied continuously since arriving on these sunny shores and holds the Advanced Diploma in Financial Planning including the CeMap and Lifetime Mortgage qualifications. His primary focus is pension planning and he holds the AF3 & AF7 qualifications.

A huge sports fan, Justin will happily discuss the merits of the Australian cricket team for hours on end.

Graham Duffy, Care Specialist

Graham shares his knowledge of the retirement and later life markets with intermediaries through the delivery of business development presentations and workshops, both face to face and online!

He has over 42 years’ experience in financial services, working in the Lloyds reinsurance market for 24 years and then becoming an instrumental part of the new Long Term Care division at Partnership. He is committed to developing all aspects of care fees planning.

Ben Fogle - Award-winning broadcaster and adventurer
A former Reservist in the Royal Navy, Ben first appeared on the BBC’s Castaway, in which he was marooned on an island in the Outer Hebrides for a year.

Ben has since presented numerous programmes including Animal Park, Countryfile, Wild in Africa, Wild on the West Coast, Crufts, One Man and His Dog, Country Tracks, Extreme Dreams, A Year of Adventures, Storm City, Harbour Lives, Countrywise and Fisherman’s Lives, New Lives in the Wild.

Maria Municchi, Fund Manager

Maria Municchi is fund manager on several of M&G’s Multi Asset Sustainable Investment strategies. Maria has been part of the Multi Asset fund management team since January 2017, having initially joined M&G in 2009 as an investment specialist to the Multi Asset and Convertibles teams. Before M&G, Maria worked at Barings and UBS Asset Management. She has an MSc in international management and finance, is a CFA charter holder, and has successfully completed the University of Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership programme in Business Sustainability Management.

Craig Muir, Senior Pension Development & Technical Manager, Royal London

Craig joined the Life & Pensions industry straight from university in 1988, putting his degree in Biological Sciences to great use by joining Scottish Widows before moving to Royal London. He has held several roles, including proposition training and development officer for Royal London before finally putting his analyst degree to use when he moved to Marketing in 1997 where he specialised in market research and analysis. Craig became Chairman of LAMRA, an informal association of Life Assurance providers, in 2004 as he worked to improve marketing and market research standards within the Financial Services Industry.

Taking up a new role as an Intermediary Development & Technical Manager at the start of 2011, Craig is a specialist in interpreting and explaining changes to the pension rules and regulation. Craig is involved in developing adviser facing content, presenting, writing articles and commenting for the press.

Craig is an avid rugby fan and continues to follow the lows and lows of Scottish rugby.