On 2 June 2011, the CFA Society of Madison hosted the 2011 Pension Conference: U.S. Retirement Savings — Looking for a Better Way. The conference gathered experienced investors, plan sponsors, consultants, and legislators to explore the current state of U.S. retirement savings.
Select webcasts and podcasts from the conference are now available.
Rethinking Public Pension Plan Design - William "Flick" Fornia
William B. “Flick” Fornia discusses the current state of public pension plans across the United States and assesses how the pension crisis developed. He argues that defined-benefit plans continue to be a viable alternative to individual defined-contribution plans provided that pension plans implement certain changes to maintain solvency over the long term.
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