May 19, 2014
Headquarters, Madison, Wisconsin
The 23nd Annual Conference began with registration and a continental breakfast. There were 78 registered participants and 8 guests. The presenters handouts are available online below. Minutes of the presentations were not taken. Conference Vice Chair Jerold Vreeland welcomed the participants, opened the conference and introduced the presenters.
Robert Conlin, Secretary, Department of Employee Trust Funds.
The Wisconsin Retirement System and ETF
The Evolving Pension Landscape
Legislation Relating to the WRS
Bob Willett, Chief Trust Finance Officer, Employee Trust Funds.
Post-Retirement Annuity Adjustments - WRS Annuitant Experience
Annuity Increase Projections
New Pension Accounting Standards
WCOA produced: “A Program in Balance: The Wisconsin Retirement System
Blair Testin Awards
Mel Sensenbrenner & Steve Werner
Dr. Karen Holden, Professor Emeritus
La Follette School of Public Affairs, U W Madison
The Demography Around Us
Population: Births and Deaths
Baby Boomers and Aging
Michael Williamson, Executive Director
State of Wisconsin Investment Board
SWIB’s Job: Make Money, Manage Risk, Control Cost
Performance vs. “The Market”
Staffing and Compensation