Multiemployer Pension Conference

Multiemployer Pension Conference

Multiemployer Pension plans, which are operated by groups of companies together with officials of a union that represents their workers, oversee roughly $500 billion in assets under management. Such plans are common in sectors like the building trades, where the workers move from job to job, taking their benefits with them. The trucking, retail and mining industries also have many multiemployer plans. 

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation estimates that about 10 million Americans are earning or receiving pensions from the roughly 1,400 multiemployer defined benefit pension plans in the US.‎ While the financial crisis greatly impacted the funded status of these plans, they have recovered significantly since 2009. ‎NYSSA's First Annual Multiemployer Pension Conference will explore the perspectives of senior Multiemployer Pension investment professionals and how they are managing not only the volatile equity markets, but also the low interest rate environment.

Seats are limited to investment professionals only, so if you would like to attend, please request an invitation. When requesting an invitation, you will be prompted to provide your name, title, company and email address.

Who should attend?

Portfolio managers and research analysts employed at asset management firms, investment banks, hedge funds, mutual funds, and insurance companies, as well as pension plan sponsors; professionals working at potential participants on the issuance side, including corporations and private equity firms; and service providers such as attorneys, consultants, and rating agency personnel.

NYSSA expects all attendees to comply with NYSSA’s Code of Conduct while attending NYSSA events or meetings. NYSSA expressly reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to grant or deny access to any individual, or to expel any individual from any NYSSA event or meeting.

PRI signatories can register at a discounted member rate.

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5:30pm Check in
6.00pm Welcome and opening comments
Christopher Cutler CFA, Board of Directors, NYSSA
6.05pm Keynote address
W. Thomas Reeder Jr., Director, Pension Benefit Gauranty Corporation

Moderator: Christopher Brockmeyer, Director of Employee Benefit Funds, The Broadway League
Christine Dubois, CFA, CEO, AFTRA Health & Retirement Funds
Scott Stone, Chief Investment Officer, Pentegra Retirement Services
Randy G. DeFrehn, Executive Director, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans
David Blitzstein, Advisory Director, Board of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans
Monte Tarbox, Executive Director, Investments National Electrical Benefit Fund


Closing remarks
Patrick Holert, CFA, CAIA, Board of Directors, NYSSA

7.35pm Adjournment and reception
This event is organised by NYSSA.




1540 Broadway, 10th floor
    (entrance on 45th Street—Times Square)
    New York NY 10036
    United States


08 Dec 2016 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM (GMT)

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