2021 Public Pensions & Investments Fiduciaries' Forum
Attendance for this annual event is by invitation only.
Nossaman’s 2021 Public Pensions & Investments Fiduciaries' Forum was held virtually on December 6-7, 2021. The agenda was designed to cover a variety of critical topics for public pension system trustees, executive staff, investment officers and in-house counsel.
This year’s program included the following thought-provoking sessions:
Monday, December 6 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT
Litigation Impacting the Operation of Public Pensions Systems
Ashley Dunning, Peter Mixon, Aalia Taufiq and Alex Westerfield provided an update on pending public retirement system litigation arising after the California Supreme Court ruling in Alameda. They also discussed how this ruling and other recent and anticipated California court of appeal decisions may impact how trustees and staff administer their retirement systems.
Tuesday, December 7 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT
Investment Considerations for Public Plan Investment Officers
Yuliya Oryol, Peter Mixon, Courtney Krause, Barney Allison and Andrée Blais discussed current investment trends and emerging areas of interest for public pension investment officers. This included an in-depth look at P3 infrastructure investments, co-investments and a discussion of ESG investing and best practices from a legal compliance perspective. The infrastructure investing portion of this discussion built on points previously discussed during a Public Pensions & Investments Briefings podcast episode.
Tuesday, December 7 | 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PT
Administrative Issues Facing Fiduciaries
Jim Vorhis, Thomas Dover and John Kennedy provided an overview of key insurance coverage, data protection and privacy risk and employment issues that public pension system administrators must address to protect their systems. The insurance coverage and data protection portions of this discussion also built on points previously discussed during Public Pensions & Investments Briefings podcast episodes.