2013 Conference Highlights

On February 25-26, NIRS held its Fourth Annual Retirement Policy Conference, “Retirement Insecurity: Can We Meet the Generational and Global Challenges?” in Washington, D.C.

Nearly 200 retirement leaders examined key questions:  What are the pragmatic policy solutions to mitigate both the immediate and long term retirement crises? What is the global outlook? What lessons and solutions from other nations can we bring to bear in the U.S.?

Did you miss the event?  Watch selected portions via the webcast here.
View conference photos here.

Conference Speakers at 2013 conference

The conference featured distinguished thought leaders including:

  • Dr. Brian Perlman, Partner, Greenwald & Associates Download conference Powerpoint here.
  • Honorable Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Former Lieutenant Governor, State of Maryland and Director, Rock Creek Group
  • Ms. Cathie Eitelberg, Senior Vice President, Segal
  • Mr. Charlie Jeszeck, Assistant Director, Education, Workforce, and Income Security, U.S. GAO
  • Dr. Eric Kingson, Professor of Social Work, Center for Policy Research, Syracuse University Download conference Powerpoint here.
  • Senator Kevin de León, California State Senator, 22nd District, Download conference handout here.
  • Mr. Robert Hiltonsmith, Policy Analyst, DEMOS
  • Ms. Frances Denmark, Senior Reporter, Institutional Investor
  • Mr. David John, Senior Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
  • Ms. Rosemarie McClean, Senior VP, Member Services, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Mr. Stephan Schuller, Associate Director, U.S. Asset Management, APG
  • Dr. Sylvester Schieber, Former chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board and Author, The Predictable Surprise: The Unraveling of the U.S. Retirement System, Download conference Powerpoint here.
  • John J. (Jamie) Kalamarides, CEO, Prudential Bank & Trust, FSB and Senior Vice President, Institutional Investment Solutions, Prudential Retirement, Download conference Powerpoint here.

At the conference, NIRS released its 2013 Opinion Research Report, Pensions & Retirement Security 2013: A Roadmap for Policy Makers”. Learn more here.