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2011 Symposium: Reshaping Retirement Security: Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis
May 5-6, 2011

About the Conference

The global financial crisis has prompted policymakers, plan sponsors, benefits specialists, academics, and actuaries to rethink retirement security for the 21st century.  Our 2011 Pension Research Council conference at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania explores the impact of the crisis and its fallout on retirement systems, as well as ideas for new, more resilient, models in the United States and abroad.  Discussion will cover how the crisis has shaped retirement patterns and future retirement income flows, capital market opportunities, plan sponsor decisions, and regulator reactions to the crisis. This event will provoke energetic discussion on what the crisis implies for retirement security, the pension marketplace, and the future of retirement system regulation.

This conference is co-hosted by Raimond Maurer, Mark Warshawsky, and Olivia S. Mitchell at The Wharton School.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Session I: Rethinking Retirement in the New Economic Era

Keynote Speaker: Chuck Blahous, Hoover Institution

Session II: How Did Defined Benefit Plans Handle the Financial Crisis?

Keynote Speaker: Henry T.C. Hu, University of Texas Law School, "The Crisis, Retirement Security, and Government"

Friday, May 6, 2011

Session III: Rethinking the Resilience of Defined Contribution Plans

Session IV: Roundtable

Sandy Mackenzie, AARP, Dana Bilyeu, Nevada PERS, Thomas C. Deas, Jr., FMC Corporation

Closing remarks by Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School

For More Information

For more information, please contact:

Pension Research Council
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
3000 Steinberg Hall - Dietrich Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6302
Tel: 215.898.7620
Fax: 215.573-3418