Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS) Fall Workshop

Pittsburgh, PA

The primary purpose of PAPERS is to provide an educational forum that seeks to lead to improved performance and management of the public employee retirement systems in the state. The Association functions as a central resource for educational purposes and acts as a networking agent for all public plan staff and board members in Pennsylvania. PAPERS provides the State’s public retirement systems with educational conferences, seminars, newsletters, operational handbooks, referral systems and an internet-based website for items of interest, membership information and updates.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Chris Brokaw, CFA® & Chris Pipich, CFA®

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State Association of County Retirement Systems; California (SACRS) Fall Conference

Monterey, CA

The State Association of County Retirement Systems (SACRS) consists of 20 independent county retirement systems in California that were created as part of the County Employees Retirement Law of 1937 (CERL).  The SACRS conferences are a chance for professionals to network with over 700 like-minded colleagues, brush up on the latest investment strategies, and get current on pension-related legislation.

AndCo Conference Attendee:  Trevor Jackson

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Florida Department of Retirement (DOR) Police & Fire Pension Conference

Orlando, FL
This conference is run by the Florida Department of Retirement for Police and Fire Pension (175/185) Trustees. The conference is designed for both new and seasoned trustees and features presentations on legal, actuarial, and investment issues.

AndCo Conference Speakers: Dan Johnson & John Thinnes, CFA®
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National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) Public Safety Conference

New Orleans, LA

The NCPERS Public Safety Conference is dedicated to providing quality education that is specifically tailored for the unique needs and demands of public safety pensions. Since 1985, the Conference has educated hundreds of public safety pension trustees, administrators and staff; union officials; and local elected officials by featuring presentations from recognized leaders in both the worlds of finance and politics, providing news on the latest developments, and offering attendees the opportunity to network with fellow trustees.

AndCo Conference Speaker:  Mike Welker, CFA®

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International Foundation of Employee Benefits Plans (IFEBP) Annual Conference

San Diego, CA

The International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans (IFEBP) is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information. The IFEBP is dedicated to providing the diverse employee benefits community with objective, solution-oriented education, research and information to help ensure the health and financial security of plan beneficiaries worldwide.

AndCo Conference Attendees: Mike Holycross, Jeff Kuchta, CFA® & Tim Walters

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Florida Public Pension Trustees Association (FPPTA) Fall Conference

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

FPPTA Trustee Schools are offered twice a year and include a Fall Trustee School and a Winter Trustee School. Trustee Schools run two and one-half days and offer the Certified Public Pension Trustee (CPPT) program sessions, as well as additional continuing education sessions.  Each Trustee School offers classes including lectures, continuing education workshops, panel discussions, and breakout sessions with a focus on group discussion and participation.

AndCo Conference Speakers:  Tyler Grumbles, CFA®, Dan Johnson & Dave West, CFA®

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MidAmerican Pension Conference (Illinois Public Pension Fund Association – IPPFA)

Lake Geneva, IL

The IPPFA was founded in 1985 as a not-for-profit organization whose mandate was to educate public pension fund trustees. In 2009 the IPPFA became the primary education provider for public pension fund trustees in the state of Illinois. IPPFA members manage approximately eighteen billion dollars in pension assets.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Mary Nye & Jeff Kuchta, CFA®

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Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) National Conference

Dallas, TX

In 1982 The Resource Center for Religious Institutes (RCRI) combined the services staff from two contributing organizations: The Legal Resource Center for Religious (LRCR) and the National Association of Treasurers Religious Institutes (NATRI), to address dynamic issues that finance managers in the religious institutes encountered. RCRI aims to serve their members with “one-stop shopping” regarding financial and legal issues to assist their constituent religious organizations.

AndCo Conference Attendees:  Mary Nye & Tim Walters

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