marcus evans is extremely proud to announce the launch of its Institutional Investment Series of Executive Financial Summit events. The inaugural event will be the U.S. Pensions and Investments Summit, which will be taking place on September 10-12, 2006, at the Homestead Resort, located in Hot Springs, VA.
Highlights of the US Pensions & Investment Summit will undoubtedly include: A conversation with Dr. Alan Greenspan (former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve), who will offer candid, in-depth and thorough responses to the audience's questions about the world economy. For 18½ years and four presidential administrations, Alan Greenspan has served as the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Alan Greenspan has advised leaders across the political spectrum as he called for a smaller federal budget deficit, freer trade and less government involvement in the economy. His analysis of economic trends for the long and short term has influenced and often shaped the course of policy, international relations and financial markets. He was devoted to the strength and integrity of the Federal Reserve - his steady leadership through bull and bear markets led to its respected reputation worldwide. Through a thoughtful, in-depth question-and-answer session, listeners will better understand the issues affecting their future and the future of the world economy. In addition, the USPI Summit will also host a Black-Tie Dinner and keynote address featuring George H.W. Bush (41st President of the United States). Attendees will join in a memorable, interactive evening where former President Bush will take questions on everything from the economy, pension plan reform, his new friendship with former President Bill Clinton, in addition to his reflections on the state of the Union since his leaving office. Finally, Zvi Bodie, (Professor of Finance and Economics, Boston University School of Management), will host a series of interactive, "hands-on", intimate discussion groups (limited to 20 participants each) throughout the Summit, focused on Pension Reform issues, offering plan sponsors an opportunity to further delve into their individual concerns and strategies with their peers.
Event website – www.uspensionsinvestmentsummit.com.
The investment market is an ever-changing landscape, perhaps now more than ever, with the alternate markets providing new avenues in the search for alpha. What are the best ways, without sacrificing risk parameters, to add value to your pension plan? The US Pensions & Investments Summit aims to demystify the pros and cons of various alternate strategies , and draw conclusions as to how to combine these strategies with your traditional line up of investments .
Summit Focus: An aging baby-boomer population, more women in the workforce and greater life expectancy are putting tremendous pressure on the pension community at large - pressures which are being exacerbated by declining long-term interest rates, the fluctuating US dollar, smaller workforce contributions and an unsteady economy. It is becoming increasingly expensive for employers to cover their pension obligations; with some organizations already reducing promised benefits for future members.
The time of an investment executive is extremely valuable – oftentimes split between portfolio development, investment process management, board communications and a constant search for selecting the best mix of asset management partners to ensure ongoing returns. At the US Pensions and Investments Summit, attendees have the opportunity to attend a full agenda of truly exceptional keynote presentation sessions, as well as meeting one-on-one with executives from some of the industry's leading asset management firms. The attendees will leave the Summit with fresh ideas about their overall asset allocation, and be able to incorporate change with assuredness.
Marcus evans' exclusive Executive Financial Summit format presents a distinguished array of P&I industry luminaries featuring compelling, poignant presentations on a variety of extremely targeted subject matter relevant to all attendees. A tremendous additional benefit of attending the US Pensions & Investments Summit is the opportunity for all participants to engage in formal, private, one-on-one meetings, to directly explore issues and concerns in great detail, with the Industry's leading Asset Managers, who have been carefully matched to deliver the maximum effectiveness during the private meetings; enabling attendees to surmount weeks of analysis within a robust three day gathering. This unfettered access, in addition to the informal opportunity to continually network with all attendees for the entire duration of the Summit, will provide an absolutely unparalleled Summit experience. Additional highlights include case study presentations by plan sponsors on successful portfolio strategies, including alternatives, hedge funds, emerging markets, fixed income, private equity and many more. Candid sessions geared to bring pension and social security reform issues to the table. In depth analysis and long and short-term predictions delivered by industry visionaries. Hands-on analysis methodologies delivered by some of the industry's most respected academic minds.
Keynote presentations will include: Jeremy Siegel, Professor of Finance & Economics, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania; Gary Amelio, CEO, Federal Retirement Thrift; Brian Wade, Director of Private Equity, Virginia Retirement System; William Estabrook, Executive Director, Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund; John Pomeroy, CIO, Pennsylvania State University Endowment; Marc Monyek, Senior Director, Global Funding and Corporate Cash management, McDonald's Corporation; David Hsieh, Professor of Finance, Duke University; Sean Rogister, SVP, Fixed Income, Ontario Teachers Pension Plan; Roddy Cummins, CFA, Executive Investment Officer, Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention; Kevin Lynch, Head of Strategic Relationships and Absolute Return Strategies, Verizon; John C. Pomeroy Jr., Chief Investment Officer, Pennsylvania State University Endowment; Kevin Clark, VP and Treasurer, YRC Worldwide; in additional to several other true industry luminaries.
In short, the US Pensions & Investments Summit 2006 promises to provide attendees with an in-depth look at the key areas of concern involving US Pensions & Investments and similarly, current best practices and strategies. The Summit's unique format is an amalgamation of keynote presentations, interactive sessions, think tanks, panel discussions, networking opportunities and one-on-one meetings with pension & investments asset managers, which allow attendees to explore individual needs and ways that pensions & investment solutions can be deployed to boost growth, stability and development of their respective organizations. Attendees at the US Pensions & Investments Summit 2006 will include Chief Investment Officers, Managing Directors (Pensions), VPs & Directors of Pensions, VPs & Directors of Investments, Presidents, CEOs, Trustees, Fund Directors, CFOs and Treasurers.
Marcus evans' Institutional Investment Series are exclusive Executive Financial Summits which promise to provide a platform for participating attendees to gain up-to-the-minute information on key issues now foremost in the mind of every Financial & Investment Industry executive through case studies and leading-edge presentations delivered by high-profile keynote speakers and distinguished presenters. The series of summits will explore the full universe of Institutional Investment opportunities, by putting Asset Managers in touch with the full scope of potential investors across North America. The remaining line-up of the marcus evans Institutional Investment Series of Executive Financial Summits to be launched will include: US Foundations and Endowments, Separately Managed Accounts, Fund Of Funds, High Net Worth Individuals, US Pensions and Investments – Spring 2007, and Canadian Pensions and Investments.
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