NEW YORK, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pensions & Investments ("P&I"), the global media brand for institutional investors, hosted the third annual Global Future of Retirement conference that addressed the changes that must be made to retirement systems, investment options and funding strategies to ensure individuals can retire with dignity and security. More than 200 of the world's largest asset owners and asset managers attended the conference June 12-14 in Washington DC.
Among the keynote speakers were Hamilton "Tony" E. James, President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone who shared his vision for a Guaranteed Retirement Account for all Americans that mandates a minimum contribution by both employee and employer. Thomas R. Harkin, United States Senator (retired) and Senior Advisor, Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement - Drake University, spoke about the future of retirement, including proposals to make the public and private systems more inclusive and robust.
"It was truly an inspiring two days, hearing proposals and solutions from around the world on how investment innovation and plan design can help drive better outcomes universally," said Chris J. Battaglia, Vice President and Group Publisher. "We have created a forum where prominent leaders and great thinkers at the forefront of the global retirement industry gather annually for an insightful debate on how best to address the looming retirement crisis."
Additional speakers included Keith Ambachtsheer (Canada), KPA Advisory Services Ltd.; Sen. Kent Conrad, Bipartisan Policy Center (U.S.); Elsa Fornero, University of Turin and Former Minister of Labor and Welfare (Italy); James B. Lockhart II, Bipartisan Policy Center (U.S.); Annamaria Lusardi, George Washington University (U.S.); Ronald P. O'Hanley, State Street Global Advisors (U.S.); and Darren Philp, Director of Policy, The People's Pension (U.K.). Aon and State Street Corporation were the lead sponsors.
Highlights videos and conference coverage can be found at www.pionline.com/gfor16.
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