The 9th Annual Midwest Institutional Forum is the region's leading conference for pension funds, insurance companies, foundations & endowments, hospital plans and consultants from throughout the region. The forum’s content is developed through hundreds of one-on-one meetings with the institutional investment community and the program's speaker faculty is primarily comprised of leaders in the sector across the U.S. Midwest.
Our agenda covers asset allocation and protection, equity markets, fixed income, alternative investments, as well as succession planning and an outlook of the financial markets and the global economy. This event is completely closed-door and invitation-only, and it is designed to enable genuine peer-to-peer learning and networking for the regional institutional community.
Angela Miller-May Chief Investment Officer Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Carlton Lenoir Executive Director Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF)
Steve Swanson Executive Director Park Employees’ Annuity & Benefit Fund of Chicago
Matthew Rice Chief Investment Officer Fiducient Advisors
Thomas Gary Director, Illinois Funds Division Office of the Illinois State Treasurer
Shan Lo Senior Investment Manager - Global Macro State of Wisconsin Investment Board
John Pearce Portfolio Manager Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Boaz Blumovitz Chief Financial Officer Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Rosa Perez Investment Officer - Diversity Programs & Total Portfolio Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
Douglas Laskowski Senior Portfolio Manager Allstate Insurance Company
Tim McEnery Managing Director, Senior Consultant Verus
Will DuPree Senior Consultant NEPC
Billy Welsh Area Vice President, Institutional Investment Consultant Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors LLC
Evan Frazier Senior Research Analyst, Global Equities Marquette Associates
Sean Carlin Assistant Vice President, Fixed Income Manager Research Wilshire
Samantha Grant Senior Consultant Verus
Gregory Leonberger Director of Research, Managing Partner Marquette Associates
Nicholas Conant Investment Research Specialist Mercer
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Opening Bell – Macro and Market Outlook
In a time of macroeconomic uncertainty, geopolitical conflict, higher interest rates, chronic inflation, and market volatility, hear how strategists and investors are viewing the next 12 months.
Alternatives & Private Market Investments – Time to Shine
As investors search for additional sources of revenue and methods for portfolio diversification in the volatile and changing environment, alternatives stand out as an area of opportunities.
Emerging Markets in a Time of Profound Global Change
In a time of profound global change, how has investor sentiment changed towards emerging markets? Which factors should long-term investors consider when debating how and whether to allocate to the asset class? Which regions, strategies and approaches will provide the best results for the objectives and needs of institutional portfolios?
The Great Equity Debate: Institutional Views on Stock Markets
Amidst slowing global growth, margin compression, and the challenging backdrop of high inflation and rising interest rates, hear the different strategies investors are using to determine their equity allocations and guide their investments.
Solutions for Getting to Net Zero: Transformational Technologies
Net zero commitments in place today indicate that billions of dollars will be spent on innovations and technologies to reduce emissions. Panelists will address how we can allocate capital most efficiently to achieve these net zero targets and drive investment growth while remaining aware of the challenges and opportunities within the just transition.
Fixed Income: Reassessing the Asset Class in Uncertain Times
Inflationary pressures and rising rates are causing investors to consider how they are allocating to traditional fixed income. Are investors increasing their risk tolerance? Where are risks being most compensated? What are the dominant forces driving yield in the sub-asset classes?
Addressing Inflationary Pressures in 2023
Economic growth is like an aircraft carrier that has enormous momentum but is difficult to turn or stabilize if it starts to list. Persistent inflation and a looming recession, at opposite ends of the spectrum, may become tail risk events that keep the Fed and politicians awake at night. Awareness of key indicators could sharpen an investor’s edge, increase investment readiness and reduce their risks ahead.
Finding Alpha Across Private Credit Strategies
Credit strategies are changing and driving more profit within portfolios as LPs have sought greater diversifiers within the private credit space. Learn where investors are finding alpha across the ever-increasing range of specialty, niche, and bespoke strategies.
Institutional Leadership Roundtable: Decision-Making in Disruptive Times
Leading institutional investors and asset owners shed light on the most pressing investment and management issues facing their organizations. Under Chatham House Rules, they will vet tactics on global, social, market and environmental disruptions within the current environment. They will discuss topics that are strategically important to boards in today’s climate. They will explore how global, social, market and environmental priorities have shifted. They will debate reasonable expectations for investment returns this year, and relay how they are streamlining governance practices. This is an opportunity to hear best practices from institutional leadership, develop strategies to maximize opportunities, and explore solutions for challenges to come.
INVESTORS: Complimentary Registration for all qualified investors. Email [email protected] for more information on obtaining a complimentary ticket.
MANAGERS & SERVICE PROVIDERS: Rates below reflect the current price for all asset managers and service providers.
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