WASHINGTON - Private investing will be put under a microscope at "P&I Investment Management '97," a conference sponsored by Pensions & Investments in conjunction with International Business Forum.
The event, to be held May 6-7 at The Madison Hotel in Washington, will feature three sessions on private investing: "Is Private Investing Too Hot?"; "Fighting for Better Terms"; and "International Private Investing."
Temple University's Jack L. Venderhei, research director for the Employee Benefit Research Institute Fellows Program, will give the keynote luncheon address on privatizing Social Security. He will discuss the impact on employers, pension funds and the capital markets.
The May 6 luncheon also will include EBRI's Lillywhite Awards. The honor is bestowed annually on a person whose entire career has been devoted to the employee benefits industry.
Other conference sessions will cover asset allocation, unconventional asset classes (including convertibles, bank loans, market neutral and timberland), implementing the new total fund risk control standards, hedge funds, international investing and the secondary market for commingled real estate fund units.
Speakers include Michael DeMarco, director-risk management, GTE Investment Management Corp.; Bruce Kallos, administrator, Arlington County; Richard Rose, chief investment officer for the San Diego County Employees' Retirement Association; and Jon Lukomnik, deputy controller for pensions, New York City Retirement Systems.