Public Pension Funding Forum

ABOUT THIS CONFERENCE
The issue of pension funding gap, real or not, is often used to change pension plans as we know them. The most common solutions revolve around increasing employee and employer contributions, reducing benefits, and converting lifetime guarantee of defined benefit pensions into do it yourself pension schemes. Regardless of whether these fixes will work in the long run, they do have serious consequences for all stake holders, including employees, employers, taxpayers, local businesses and economies. Analysis of empirical data suggests that undermining pensions increases income inequality which in turn puts a drag on the economy, and in the end everyone suffers.

The Public Pension Funding Forum will examine the obstacles that stand in the way of closing public pension funding gap and explore new solutions to overcome such obstacles, including better risk management in economic cycles, use of new and improved debt instruments, and closing tax loopholes.
   
The overarching goal of the Forum is to inject some new thinking that might solve the funding challenges without dismantling public pensions, and hence enhance prosperity for all.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

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2017 Public Pension Funding Forum
September 10 - 12
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Hotel
San Francisco, CA


Final Agenda (as of September 7, 2017)

2017 Session Presentations (Please note sessions with more than one speaker PPT have been combined into one PPT)


 GUEST SPEAKER
A. Michael Spence is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and Philip H. Knight professor and dean, emeritus, at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to the analysis of markets with asymmetric information. 

 

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 SPONSORS

PLATINUM
Cheiron

GOLD
Analytic Investors
PFM
Nuveen

SILVER
Pomerantz LLP
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