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2014 Symposium: Reimagining Pensions: The Next 40 Years
May 1-2

About the Conference

Forty years after the passage of the US Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974, confidence in retirement systems is shakier than ever. This event will examine opportunities and challenges for the future of retirement security, with speakers discussing the adequacy, efficiency, equity, and stability of our current retirement model. Participants will also propose options for policy reform and examine new pension provision models including in the international sphere. Conference attendees include academics, actuaries, plan sponsors, benefits specialists, policymakers, and others concerned about pension provision for the future.

This conference is co-hosted by Olivia S. Mitchell and Richard C. Shea at the Wharton School.

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Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Introductory Remarks: Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School

Session I: Today's Retirement System: Adequacy, Equity, Efficiency, and Stability

Session II: New Thinking about Retirement Risk Sharing

Keynote Speaker: J. Mark Iwry, US Department of the Treasury

Session III: Implications of the Regulatory and Fiscal Environment for the Future of Pensions

Session IV: Practicalities of New Plan Design

Keynote Speaker: Phyllis Borzi, US Department of Labor


Friday, May 2, 2014

Session V: International Perspectives on Pension Reform

Session VI: Roundtable

Richard Shea, Covington & Burling LLP - Moderator
Kevin Covert, Honeywell
Dallas Salisbury, EBRI
Alan Rubenstein, UK Pension Protection Fund