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US Retirement and Entitlement Crisis: Putting Objectivity and Integrity First

Putting Beneficiaries First

US Retirement and Entitlement Crisis: Putting Objectivity and Integrity First

Thursday, February 8 | 5:30 – 8:00
Followed by a catered networking reception


Daniel Dagen, CFA, Chief Executive Officer, CFANY


Bjorn Forfang, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, CFA Institute


Hon. Joshua Gotbaum, Guest Scholar, Brookings Retirement Security Project; Former Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation; Former Assistant Secretary, US Treasury

6:45 – 8:00 PANEL


Han Yik, Head of Institutional Investors, World Economic Forum


Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Focus: Entitlement Crisis

Brian Levitt, Senior Investment Strategist, OppenheimerFunds
Focus: National Debt

Tim Blake, CFA, Managing Director & Chairman of Pension Steering Committee, Moody’s Investors Service
Focus: Public Pension


Tom Brigandi, Recipient of CFA Institute’s Inaugural Global Outstanding Young Leader Award


Members: FREE |
Nonmembers: $30

Free to Members & Nonmembers

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Livestream Registration
Asset Owners: Request Complimentary Admission

Media/Press: Complimentary admission with pre-approval. Please contact Jenny Ball at jball@cfany.org for related inquiries.


Thursday, Feb. 8

Followed by catered networking reception


CFA NY Conference Center
1540 Broadway
45th St. Entrance
Suite 1010


To Attend

Members: FREE
Nonmembers: $30

Livestream registration free to members & nonmembers

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This event will feature thought leaders that represent apolitical financial institutions such as OppenheimerFunds and Moody’s Investors Service, in addition to objective nonprofit organizations such as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, CFA Institute, the Brookings Institution and the World Economic Forum, for a data driven discussion focused on quantifying the credit and market risks associated with US federal and municipal government unfunded public pension and entitlement liabilities, in addition to the national federal debt. This event is hosted as a part of the CFA Society New York’s “Putting Beneficiaries First” initiative.

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that federal interest outlays will absorb around 15% of fiscal revenue by fiscal year 2026, up from 8% in fiscal 2017. The CBO also estimates gross federal debt will exceed $30 trillion by fiscal 2027, the same year which Social Security expenditures are expected to approach$1.7 trillion and Medicare / Medicaid expenses will collectively eclipse $2 trillion, up from $910 billion and $1.1 trillion in fiscal 2016, respectively. Interest payments as a percentage of the federal budget, in addition to the annual cost of the three main entitlement line items of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, beyond the scope of the CBO’s 10-year projections, will be a key focus of this discussion, as will unfunded municipal pension liabilities.

Register to Attend
Asset Owners: Request Complimentary Admission
Livestream Registration

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February 8
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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CFA Society New York
1540 Broadway, Suite 1010 (Entrance on 45th street)
New York City, NY 10036 United States
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CFA Institute CE
1.5 Credits (Sponsored by Kaplan Schweser)

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