Events & Conferences
Seventh International Longevity Risk and Capital Markets Solutions Conference
Dates: September 8-9, 2011
Location: Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Longevity risk is an increasingly important risk to recognize, quantify and manage for both pension plan and annuity providers, as well as for governments and individuals. Getting the right trend improvements in life expectancy is the key to managing this risk. However, this has proven to be difficult to realize in the past; even official agencies have systematically underestimated previous mortality improvements. Pension plan and annuity providers are beginning to question whether longevity is a risk they should be assuming on an unhedged basis. The capital markets are beginning to offer solutions for managing and unloading longevity risk.
During this two day international event, leading international industry and academic minds will meet to discuss not only the assessment of longevity risk, but also the type of instruments needed by pension funds and insurance companies to hedge this risk. The latest developments in longevity being recognized as an asset class will also be discussed.
For more information and to register for this event, please click here.
Liability Driven Investing Conference 2011
Dates: San Francisco: September 13, 2011
Dallas: September 15, 2011
Chicago: September 20, 2011
New York: September 22, 2011
Liability Driven Investing (LDI) continues to go from strength to strength in the U.S. As a method of managing risk and funding volatility for defined benefit plans, it makes it possible for sponsors to continue to offer this important employee benefit in a cost and resource-efficient manner. That said, it is most definitely not a set-it-and-forget-it strategy. It not only requires a well-considered implementation plan, but must be managed dynamically over time to ensure that the plan goals are met. This series of conferences will provide the information plan sponsors need to implement, monitor and dynamically manage a LDI strategy.
In today’s low interest rate environment, LDI can seem a difficult strategy to embrace, but with the inescapable need to manage funding volatility, plan sponsors are designing plans to implement LDI that incorporate a series of interest rate or funding status triggers. It’s a disciplined approach that is catching on.
To register for event, you must visit the Pensions & Investments website.