National Association of State Retirement Administrators

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Monday, February 26, 2024

Winter System Roundtable and Joint Legislative Conference

Start Date: 2/24/2024 5:30 PM EST
End Date: 2/26/2024 5:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.

1201 24th Street NW
Washington, DC  United States  20037

Event Website:

Organization Name: NASRA

Darla Baslee
Phone: (202) 624-1419

Sponsor: NASRA

System Roundtable and Joint Legislative Conference
Park Hyatt Hotel, Washington, D.C. 

We are looking forward to connecting with you in person at this year's meeting! Please review the agenda information listed below.


Preliminary Agenda

Saturday, February 24
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm - Conference Registration Open

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Reception for early arrivals (Open to all registered attendees; dinner on your own.)

Sunday, February 25
9:30 am - 5:00 pm - Conference Registration Open

11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Member Connections - This session is for all NASRA members and associates to make introductions, learn about association resources, and network with colleagues. 

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Lunch (Open to all registered attendees.)

1:00 - 5:00 pm - 
NASRA Systems' Roundtable - This closed-door session is for Retirement System CEOs and Senior Staff to have interactive discussions of leading issues facing public plans in states around the country. 

5:30 pm - NASRA/NCTR Reception and dinner for all registered attendees at Chef Geoff's West End, 2201 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Monday, February 26
7:30 am - 12:00 pm - Conference Registration

7:30 am - 8:30 am - Networking Breakfast (Open to all registered attendees.)

8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Joint NASRA/NCTR Federal Legislative & Regulatory Forum - All registered attendees are invited to this day's networking activities and sessions full of analysis and forecasts of current federal activities affecting the industry. 

8:30 am - Welcome 
Frank Karpinski, NCTR Legislative Committee Chair, Executive Director, Rhode Island Employees Retirement System
Erin Leonard, NASRA Legislative & Resolutions Committee Chair, Executive Director, Minnesota State Retirement System

8:35 am – Public Pension Trends and Resources of Interest to Federal Policymakers
Keith Brainard, Research Director, NASRA 
Alex Brown, Research Manager, NASRA

9:35 am – Keynote: Global and National Economic Outlook 
Tom Becker, Portfolio Manager, BlackRock Global Tactical Asset Allocation Team; former economist in the Office of International Affairs at the  US Department of Treasury 
Rachel Swarts, Member, BlackRock Global Tactical Asset Allocation Team
Moderator: Karen Carraher, Executive Director, Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

10:35 am – Networking Break

10:50 am – Panel Discussion: Key Retirement and Tax Provisions on the Horizon

  • Proposed restrictions on allowable pension costs for federal grants
  • SECURE 2.0 implementation and technical corrections
  • New retirement security proposals
  • GPO/WEP repeal/replacement
  • Social Security reform
  • Cybersecurity/access to death databases
  • Problematic Revenue Raisers
Cornelia Chebinou, Washington Director, National Associations of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers
Tony Roda, Principal, WIllams & Jensen
Chantel Sheaks, Vice President, Retirement Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

11:50 pm – Networking Lunch

1:00 pm – Panel Discussion: Federal Regulatory and Legislative Proposals Affecting Plan Investments

  • Restrictions on Investments in China
  • Regulation of private equity and hedge funds
  • New disclosures for public companies
  • Constraints on proxy voting and advisory services
  • Implication of Basel III capital requirements
  • Pro- and anti-ESG activity and climate rules
Tyler Gellasch, President and CEO Healthy Markets Association
Jeff Mahoney, General Counsel, Council of Institutional Investors
Neal Prunier, Senior Director, Industry Affairs, Institutional Limited Partners Association
2:00 pm – Networking Break

2:15 pm  – Political Analysis of From & Fuller
          Al From, founder of the Democratic Leadership Council and former political advisor to President Bill Clinton
          Craig Fuller, former political advisor to President Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush
          Moderator:  Dave Wheelan, Publisher and Executive Editor, Spy Community Media


3:15 pm -- Wrap-up from NASRA and NCTR Federal  Relations Staff
          Jeannine Raymond, Director of Federal Relations, NASRA
          Leigh Snell, Director of Federal Government Relations, NCTR



Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 2/26/2024 5:00 PM

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