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Event Date Tue May 14 EDT - Wed May 15 EDT (over 2 years ago)
Location Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
Region Americas

Managing Proactively to Position for the Next Market Cycle

The era of easy money is ending, and the global economic expansion is long in the tooth. Anxiety over trade wars, geopolitical risks, and the potential for emerging markets contagion is rife. The zeitgeist has shifted. Many agree this is the time to get defensive. But which way do you turn in a challenging investment environment where lower returns, higher volatility, and even-tighter risk premiums are likely to prevail? This is the conundrum institutional fixed income allocators will be exploring at the 2019 Redefining Fixed Income Forum.

2019 Topics:
• What are the asset allocation mixes that can meet your objectives in the current environment?
• Which tail risk and currency strategies being employed?
• Are emerging markets being unfairly tarred with the same brush?
• Is it time to move up the capital structure?
• What barbell strategies are being deployed?
• How are you handling your alternative credit sleeves?
• What’s the latest swath of covenants making your hair stand on end?
• LDI/Liability matching programs: What new approaches are being considered?
• Performance-based fee structures: Under what circumstances can you demand them?
• Which innovative approaches to ETFs may work for you?
• Which multi-asset strategies are you considering?
• What are the implications of proposed fixed income market structure reform?


2019 Speakers

Nathaniel Molinari
Senior Investment Treasury Analyst, AEGIS Insurance Services

Song Mitchell He
Chief Investment Officer, Chesapeake Employers’ Insurance Company

Leighton A. Shantz
Director of Fixed Income, Employees Retirement System of Texas

Ben Bronson
Director of Liquid Strategies, Fire & Police Pension Association of Colorado

Kathryn Wojciechowski
Senior Investment Officer, Fixed Income, Florida State Board of Administration

Al Y. Kim
Director of Investments, Helmsley Charitable Trust

Karen Chong-Wulff
Managing Vice President, Fixed Income, ICMA Retirement Corporation

Joseph M. Rumph
Manager, Absolute Return and Fixed Income, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Dimitri Grechenko
Senior Portfolio Manager, Fixed Income, Maryland State Retirement and Pension Systems

Phillip Titolo
Managing Director, Portfolio Manager, MassMutual

Elizabeth Jourdan
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Mercy Health

Daniel Quigley
Senior Investment Manager, Michigan Department of Treasury

Adam Kobor
Director of Investments, New York University

Eric Chin
Senior Investment Officer, North Dakota Retirement and Investment Office

James Fleming
Supervisory Financial Analyst/Head of Fixed Income Division, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

James F. Del Gaudio
Portfolio Manager, Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System

Howard E. Berner
Chief Investment Officer, Principia College

Vaibhav Kalia
Portfolio Manager, Selective Insurance

Scottie D. Bevill
Senior Investment Officer-Global Bonds and Real Return, Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois

Andrew W. Russell
Director of Fixed Income Investments, United Church of Christ Pension Boards

Joseph Fazzino
Senior Director, United Technologies Corporation

Robert A. Thompson
Senior Portfolio Manager – Credit, UPS Group Trust

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• Apollo Management Holdings
• J.P. Morgan Asset Management
• T. Rowe Price
• Voya Investment Management

• AB
• Aberdeen Standard Investments
• AQR Capital Management
• Aviva Investors Americas
• Eaton Vance
• Fidelity Institutional Asset Management
• HSBC Global Asset Management (USA)
• Income Research + Management
• iShares by BlackRock
• MFS Investment Management
• PGIM Fixed Income
• PineBridge Investments
• SchrodersX

• Legal & General Investment Management America