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Max Ballad

Legal Director

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Abigail Cohen

Associate

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Rosalind Connor

Partner

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Anna Copestake

Partner

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Nigel Jones

Senior Associate

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Jane Kola

Partner

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Vikki Massarano

Partner

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Sarah Miller

Associate

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Chris Mullen

Managing Partner

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Kate Payne

Partner

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Anna Rogers

Senior Partner

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Jonathan Skelton

Finance Director

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Aneliese Sweeney

Associate

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Robert Walker

Senior Associate

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Anne-Marie Winton

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Anna Copestake

Partner

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Anna trained at an international City firm, qualifying into their pensions department in 2008.  In 2011 she moved to a leading pensions law boutique before joining ARC Pensions Law in August 2016.  She was made a Partner in November 2017.

Anna advises sponsors and trustees on all aspects of DB and DC arrangements, including governance, funding, benefit redesign, scheme investments, liability management exercises, bulk annuity purchase transactions and scheme closures.  In addition to this, she has extensive experience of negotiating contractual documentation, including third party administrator agreements, and advising trustees and employers on the practical implications of the GDPR.

She has particular expertise in relation to DC arrangements.  Her recent work includes establishing industry wide master trusts and advising them on an ongoing basis, advising on investment option switches, assisting with asset security and value for money assessments, and advising on compliance with new statutory governance and charges standards.  Anna is a member of the Security of Assets Working Party, whose guide on asset security is recommended by The Pensions Regulator.

Her experience also extends to investment matters, including pooled funds, custody agreements, investment management agreements, buy in/buy out contracts and investment platform provider policies.

Anna has spent time on secondment at both The Pensions Regulator and the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association and has sat on a number of industry working groups. She is a regular speaker and has spoken on topics such as preparing for the GDPR, asset security and value for money.

Anna is the current Chair of the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association’s Legal Panel and sits on the Investment Committee of the Association of Pension Lawyers.

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Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Age on drawdown demand outstripping annuities

When it comes to retirement products, drawdown is currently king. Figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) show that drawdown sales consistently beat those of annuities throughout 2016, while in September the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) revealed that drawdown arrangements rose by 4 per cent during October 2016 to March 2017....

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