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2013 Symposium: Recreating Sustainable Retirement: Resilience, Solvency, and Tail Risk
April 25-26

About the Conference

The 2013 Pension Research Council Symposium at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania explores critical problems raised by the “known unknowns” as well as the “unknown unknowns” confronting retirement systems seeking to deliver old-age security to growing numbers of older persons. The research presented is intended to inform policymakers, academics, actuaries, plan sponsors, and benefits specialists, about longevity risk, capital market risk, model risk, regulator risk, and products and policies needed to manage these more effectively around the world. This analysis has important implications for the ways in which pension designers, fiduciaries, and policymakers should develop the future framework for addressing risk and sustainability within retirement models.

This conference is co-hosted by P. Brett Hammond, Raimond Maurer, and Olivia S. Mitchell at The Wharton School.

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Conference Agenda

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Introductory Remarks: Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School

Session I: Capital Market Risk

Session II: Longevity Risk

Keynote Speaker: James Vaupel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

Session III: Regulatory and Political Risk

Session IV: Implications for Plan Sponsors and the Financial Market

Keynote Speaker: J. Mark Iwry, U.S. Treasury Department

Session V: Model Risk

Session VI: Roundtable

Anna Rappaport, Anna Rappaport Consulting - Moderator
Kenneth Winston, Western Asset Management Company
Robert A. Wylie, South Dakota Retirement System
Peter Shena, Ontario Pension Board