Ros Altmann keynote speaker
Ros Altmann keynote speaker

Ros Altmann

Leading UK pensions expert

Speaker Themes

  • Pensions
  • Personal finance
  • Fintech
  • UK economy
  • The economics of Brexit

Travels from

London, UK


Baroness (Ros) Altmann is the UK’s leading independent pensions expert, with over 35 years of experience in all aspects of pensions. She is currently an adviser to Huntswood Group and social enterprise SalaryFinance. She is a visiting professor at LSE and sits as a Conservative Peer in the House of Lords. 

Ros Altmann is a regular media commentator and guest writer for national and international publications as well as an expert on pensions policy, investment, savings and retirement.

Ros was UK Minister of State for Pensions from 2015 to 2016. She was the UK Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers from 2014 to 2015 and was Director General of over-50s specialists Saga from 2010 to 2013. Ros was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2014 for services to Pensioners and Pension Provision.

For many years, Ros Altman has championed pensions justice and led a successful campaign to help 150,000 people receive compensation when their occupational pension schemes collapsed. Her work was instrumental in setting up the system of UK pension protection.

She appears regularly in the media and writes and comments on economics, pensions, later life and consumer matters. Ros has won numerous awards, including Pensions Personality of the Year (twice), Industry Guru of the Year, Women in Public Life Award and Lifetime Achievement in Pensions.   

Initially working as an academic analysing occupational pensions and pensioner income, she then began a City career managing pension fund assets. She ran the international equities investment operations at Chase Manhattan Bank, London and was a Director at N.M. Rothschild and then at NatWest.   

Ros subsequently set up an independent consultancy, advising Governments, the pensions industry and pension funds on policy and investment strategy, including sitting on several pension fund boards and investment committees. 

Ros has a Ph.D. in Economics from London School of Economics and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. She has two honorary doctorates awarded for her work on pension investment from Westminster University Business School and Newcastle University.

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A thought leader in her field, Ros Altmann is perfectly placed to comment on pensions, personal finance, fintech, and the UK’s economic outlook in the face of Brexit.

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