The Public Funds Summit provides a unique environment in which members of the public sector can exchange ideas and learn from other delegates, money managers, and consultants. Although attendance is not limited to those in the public sector, the conference takes aim at topics that are of particular relevance to public pension funds.

Funding concerns and declining returns have led many pension plans to seek a balance between risk and reward in order to meet pension obligations. Furthermore, the role of investment and its returns are essential to the concern of meeting obligations to pension members. How investment managers, across various strategies, can aid public pension plans in ensuring a safe future for its members will be key in the conversations at the event. The exchange of ideas both in and out of the session halls is key in educating and identifying viable alternatives that will address these concerns. Beyond the investment sphere, we also address legal issues facing pension plans, ethics regulations and the importance of on-going education for plan sponsors and their fiduciaries. We will also discuss the importance of politics and public perception of pension plans and the role that trustees and pension officers have in creating a positive image for their plans.

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SPEAKERS
William Smith, CFA, Managing Director, Business Development, DuPont Capital Management
William Smith, CFA, Managing Director, Business Development, DuPont Capital Management
Lode Devlaminck, Managing Director, Equities, DuPont Capital Management
Lode Devlaminck, Managing Director, Equities, DuPont Capital Management
Antonis Mistras, CFA, Managing Director, Alternative Investments, DuPont Capital Management
Antonis Mistras, CFA, Managing Director, Alternative Investments, DuPont Capital Management
Brian Bartow, General Counsel, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Brian Bartow, General Counsel, California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)
Irwin Schwartz, President, Managing Member, Dividex Management, LLC
Irwin Schwartz, President, Managing Member, Dividex Management, LLC
Kurt Vroman, Chairman of the Pension Board, Deltona Firefighters Pension Plan
Kurt Vroman, Chairman of the Pension Board, Deltona Firefighters Pension Plan
Joseph Matthews, CFA, Alternative Investments Director, First Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Consulting Group & Institutional Services
Joseph Matthews, CFA, Alternative Investments Director, First Vice President, Senior Investment Management Consultant – Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Consulting Group & Institutional Services
Richard Todd, Chief Executive Officer, Innovest Portfolio Solutions
Richard Todd, Chief Executive Officer, Innovest Portfolio Solutions
Greg Knoll, Executive Director, Illinois Professional Firefighters Association
Greg Knoll, Executive Director, Illinois Professional Firefighters Association
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