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Pension and 401(k) Investments: Trends and Developments to Watch Out for in 2019

Live Webcast Date: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)
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Online CLE Pension & Investments

Join us for this Knowledge Group Online CLE Pension & Investments Webinar. Over the years, defined benefit and defined contribution plans have served as the main retirement benefit plans preferred by employees and employers. Investments made in these plans entices employees as they offer security and assurance of a higher retirement fund and a financially comfortable life after retirement.

However, pension plan and 401(k) fund investments, like any other investments come with their own set of risks. The execution and management of the pension plan fund or the investment itself may make or break a company or in extension, their employees’ retirement money. Thus, a complete understanding of the trends, developments, techniques and best practices involving pension plan investments is vital to employers to minimize risks and maximize profits.

Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners brought together by The Knowledge Group will offer an in-depth discussion of the fundamentals as well as updates regarding the latest and significant issues surrounding Pension Plans and Pension Plan Investments. This Webcast aims to help you to avoid common pitfalls and risk issues in investing Pension plan funds while keeping employers and insurance companies updated of the trends and developments in the Pension Plan fund investment landscape of the year ahead.

Key Topics:

  • Pension and 401(k) Fund Investments: Overview
  • Common Risks and Pitfalls in Pension Plan Investment
  • Tips and Strategies to Minimizing Risks
  • Trends and Developments in the Recent Years
  • 2019 Outlook

Who Should Attend

  • Pension Plan Sponsors
  • Pension Risk Managers
  • Benefits Managers
  • Retirement Plan Financial Professionals
  • Retirement Plan Sponsors
  • Employees
  • Employers
  • Human Resource & Benefits Personnel
  • Private and Public Companies

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Online CLE Pension & Investments
David R. Wilson, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Taxable Fixed Income Client Portfolio Management
Online CLE Pension & Investments
Sarah N. Lowe
Frost Brown Todd LLC

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Online CLE Pension & Investments

David R. Wilson, CFA, Managing Director, Head of Taxable Fixed Income Client Portfolio Management
  • Corporate, single employer DB plans
  • Size and status of the market…open and closed plans
  • State of the DB plans market
  • Investment strategies being used
  • All techniques that plan sponsors

Sarah N. Lowe, Member
Frost Brown Todd LLC
  • Defined contribution, defined benefit investments..
  • Major trends
  • Legal issues in negotiating investment management agreements
  • O-C-I-O investments

Online CLE Pension & Investments

Online CLE Pension & Investments

David R. Wilson, CFAManaging Director, Head of Taxable Fixed Income Client Portfolio ManagementNuveen

David is the head of taxable fixed income client portfolio management at Nuveen. He is responsible for delivering the firm’s broad fixed income capabilities to institutions and individuals globally.

David began working in the financial services industry in 1998. Prior to joining the firm in 2013, he served as managing director and head of customized strategies at Cutwater Asset Management, where he executed over $100 billion of customized fixed income mandates. His background includes structuring and managing customized liability-driven investment strategies, derivative overlays, hedging programs and outcome-oriented multi-asset strategies. He is an accomplished speaker and writer, regularly communicating his views on important investment topics for investors. David received a B.A. in economics from the University of Albany and an M.B.A. in finance from Fordham University. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute and is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts.

Online CLE Pension & Investments

Sarah N. LoweMemberFrost Brown Todd LLC

Sarah Lowe is a Member at Frost Brown Todd in Nashville. She focuses her practice on employee benefits, with an emphasis in the areas of qualified plans, related ERISA fiduciary issues and pension plan investments. She reviews and negotiates provisions of pension plan investments on behalf of large pension funds, including hedge funds and other alternative investments. She also routinely assists structuring private investment funds and portfolio investments to avoid being subject to ERISA fiduciary rules, and regularly advises clients on compliance with ERISA's rules regarding fiduciary duties and prohibited transactions.

Sarah has significant experience in pension de-risking, including investments, lump sum windows and annuity transactions such as “lift out” and termination transactions representing a number of different parties. Her annuitization experience includes representing plan sponsors, plan fiduciaries and independent fiduciaries in multiple complex annuity transactions. Sarah counsels and negotiates for clients regarding employee benefit issues in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions. She has advises public and private employer clients regarding issues related to design, preparation, communication, administration and operation of qualified plans and the related funding vehicles, including pension and profit sharing plans, 401(k) plans, rabbi trusts and cafeteria plans.

Online CLE Pension & Investments

Course Level:

Advance Preparation:
   Print and review course materials

Method Of Presentation:
   On-demand Webcast

   General Knowledge in Employee Benefits

Course Code:

NY Category of CLE Credit:
   Areas of Professional Practice

Total Credit:
    1.0 CLE

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The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

About the Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group

The Knowledge Group has been a leading global provider of Continuing Education (CLE, CPE) for over 13 Years. We produce over 450 LIVE webcasts annually and have a catalog of over 4,000 on-demand courses.

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, brings a legacy of service to our responsibility of managing $967 billion in assets as of March 31, 2018. Operating in 34 countries across the globe, Nuveen's2,900 professionals serve institutional and individual investors through award-winning capabilities spanning public and private asset classes.

As like-minded partners to advisors and consultants, Nuveen offers a distinct investment approach, delivering capabilities that can helpclients solve their challenges and reach their financial goals. Through our affiliates, clients access best-in-class, specialized investors and through our solutions orientation, clients access advice and multi-asset strategies that reach across our entire investment platform.

Building on the heritage of two century-old firms, Nuveen focuses on providing successful long-term investment outcomes, drawing on private ownership, scale and stability as one of the world’s largest asset managers. Our history as a retirement income provider, an alternatives manager and a pioneer in responsible investing uniquely positions us to contribute meaningful results.

Website: https://webapp.nuveen.com/

Frost Brown Todd is a full-service law firm serving some of America’s top corporations and emerging companies. With attorneys regularly identified by clients, peers and industry organizations as leaders in their practice areas, the firm advises and protects clients in business transactions and litigation in many industries, including insurance, financial services, manufacturing, real estate, construction, energy and health care. More than 500 attorneys in 12 offices in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia provide unparalleled service to meet clients’ needs; deliver the insights and solutions available only from a diverse group of professionals; and support the communities in which they operate. To learn more, visit www.frostbrowntodd.com

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