Conference Topics

Tuesday Keynote: John Emerson, former US Ambassador to Germany (ret.) & Vice Chairman at Capital Group shares his views on the global political and economic environment.

Keynote highlights:

  • State of the EU and the ability for ECB to really normalize from here.
  • BREXIT update.
  • Fair trade and how the current Administration’s policies impact the global order, positively and negatively.
  • In the case of international organizations such as NATO, World Bank, IMF and WTO, among others, what would a post Trump world look like? Are we simply going from a unipolar world to a multi-polar or even regional world?
  • China.
  • Global (rather than an American or Western) view of the rise of the Middle Kingdom and what that means in the next decade or two.

Plus, these other hot topics:

  • How women look at money, investing differently
  • Communicating lifetime income on participant statements
  • Long-term part-time employees
  • Plan sponsor panel
  • Reforming the 401k market With Blockchain
  • E-mail security: an overview of threats and safeguards
  • GAO’s study on cybersecurity for retirement plans
  • The value of an employer benefit
  • Auto enrollment for government DC plans
  • Lump-sum pension buyouts: what it means for retirees, workers
  • Future financial status of the social security program