Austin Marriott Downtown
Austin Marriott Downtown, 304 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA

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Event Date Tue Sep 28 EDT - Wed Sep 29 EDT (9 months ago)
Location Austin Marriott Downtown
304 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
Region Americas

Opal Group’s annual public funds conference addresses issues that are critical to the investment success of senior public pension fund officers and trustees in the ‘new’ normal. Concerns of funding liabilities for beneficiaries in a world of uncertainty yet maintaining a balance between the risk/reward paradigms are center in the mind of many trustees and representatives of pension plans around the country. The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls are key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. We will discuss how surplus returns in an unprecedented bull market, should affect employee benefit plans; closely examine the processes for selection and evaluation of investment managers. Beyond the investment sphere we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethic regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries. We will also discuss how essential workers/trustees handled the reopening and view the post pandemic world. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds. By focusing on an atmosphere of education rather than sales or marketing, the Public Funds Fall Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers and consultants.

Topics Will Include:
• Pension Outlook: The State of the U.S.Retirement System
• Asset Allocation best Practices
• Challenges facing Public Pension Plans
• Manager Selection
• Securities Lending
• Private Equity/Venture Capital
• Real Assets – precious metals, timber, infrastructure, agriculture, managed futures, etc.
• Choosing the right advisor/consultant
• New Styles and Strategies for Investing
• Ongoing Education for Plan Fiduciaries and Participants
• Risk Management
• Equity Investing
• Hedge Funds
• Real Estate
• Emerging and Frontier Markets

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors and Partners

• Alliance
• Asset-Backed Alert

• Backstop Solutions
• CaproAsia
• Emerging Markets
• Executive Global
• Global Risk Community
• LDJ Capital
• The Scho Loft
• The GRC Bluebook

• Family Office Networks