2017 Symposium: Saving and Retirement in an Uncertain Environment May 4-5

About the Conference

The 2017 PRC Symposium on Saving and Retirement in an Uncertain Environment will explore how the weak performance of capital markets predicted over the next several years will shape pension saving, investment, and decumulation plans.

Academics, policymakers, and industry leaders will debate alternative strategies to cope with these challenges globally, as economic growth remains slow and low returns become the ‘new normal.’ Conference participants will include plan sponsors, benefits specialists, actuaries, academics, regulators, and others working to design resilient pensions for the next decades.

Conference attendees will include academics, actuaries, plan sponsors, benefits specialists, policymakers, and others concerned about pension provision for the future. The conference is by invitation only.

Sign-in and a small continental breakfast will be from 8-9:00AM on both days of the conference on the 8th floor of Jon Huntsman Hall (3730 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104).


Conference videos may be found here.

Conference Agenda

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Introductory Remarks: Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School

Session I: Origins and Impacts of the Low Return Environment

Keynote Speaker: John Ralfe, John Ralfe Consulting

Session II: Whither Retirement Strategies?

Keynote Speaker: Louise Sheiner, Brookings Institute


Friday, May 5, 2017

Session III: Impacts on Saving, Work, and Employer Pension Strategies

Session IV: Roundtable

Anna Rappaport, Anna Rappaport Consulting
Michael Orszag, Willis Tawers Watson
Richard Fullmer, T. Rowe Price
Anne Lester, J.P. Morgan