Annual Conference & Exhibition (ACE)

When it comes to education, no other conference compares to the NCPERS Annual Conference and Exhibition. That's why more than 1,000 trustees, administrators, state and local officials, investment, financial and union officers, pension staff and regulators attend each year.

Attendees benefit from the comprehensive educational programming, dynamic speakers, and networking opportunities with money managers, investment service providers and public fund colleagues from across the nation.

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(updated 5/11/17)
2017 Schedule at a Glance

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Monday, May 22
The Role and Functions of an Investment Consultant
Retirement Planning for Trustees
Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO): What is it? Is it suitable for Public Pensions?
Expect the Unexpected: Plans for Risk Management (PPT 2)
ESG Investing and Implementation
Going Beyond Style Box Investing
Actuarial Issues A to Z
Cyber Liability Insurance: Risk Management for Today’s Trustees
Investment Opportunities in Private Markets
Tuesday, May 23
Global Economic Update
Overseeing the Implementation of an Investment Strategy
Regulatory Update: Developments from the IRS, DOL and SEC Affecting Governmental Plans
Don’t Punt! - How to Extract Attractive Returns from Your Public Equity Allocation (PPT 2)
Fiduciary Liability Insurance: Coverage That Protects YOU…the Trustee
Pursuing Securities Fraud Claims: Recent Judicial and Legislative Developments
Why and How to Invest in Real Estate
New Resources for State Pension Advocacy
Navigating Governance Risk: How to Proactively Avoid Fiduciary Potholes and Limit Legal Liabilities
Wednesday, May 24
Secure Choice: What is the Future of Small Business Retirement Savings?
Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Cars, Drones and more…How Tech Innovation is transforming the world and generating investment returns
Investing, Public Pensions, and the National Pastime
Economic Consequences of Prevailing Pension Reforms
Natural Resource Investing: Mining for Gold
Ethical Considerations for Trustees
Understanding Real Assets
Approaches to Pairing Contribution Stability and Funding Adequacy
Fixed Income in an Environment of Unknowns
Key Proxy Votes for 2017

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2017 Annual Conference & Exhibition
May 21 – 24
The Diplomat Hotel
Hollywood, FL


Arthur J. Gallagher
Duff & Phelps Investment Management
William Blair

Aon Hewitt
J.P. Morgan
Pomerantz LLP


Motley Rice
Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd