NEW YORK — As investors and retirees brace themselves for
the impact of a low-return environment, pension fund experts will
share their insights in a panel discussion hosted by the University
at Buffalo School of Management in New York City.
“Pensions in Doubt: Retirement fund managers discuss
challenges of a low-return environment” will be held from
8-10 a.m. Oct. 26 at SUNY Global Center, 116 East 55th St., New
The panel will examine the challenges of generating high
returns, strategies that pension fund managers and individual
investors can use to operate effectively today, and the
implications this environment will have for policy issues and
workers who are approaching retirement.
Ray Joseph, BS ’94, will moderate the discussion.
Joseph brings to the panel 20 years of experience in institutional
investment management, asset allocation, internal and external
equity and fixed income portfolio management, and private market
transactions. Joseph has served as chief investment officer for the
U.S. Department of Interior, the State of New Jersey’s
Division of Investment and Verizon’s Yellow Pages.
As the second event in the UB School of Management’s
Business and Society series, the discussion will also feature the
- Scott C. Evans, deputy comptroller for asset management and
chief investment officer, Office of New York City Comptroller:
In his role, Evans is an investment advisor to the New York City
Retirement Systems, the nation’s fourth-largest public
pension fund, which has more than $165 billion in assets and
provides benefits to more than 700,000 members, retirees and
- Gregg S. Fisher, BS ’92, founder, head of quantitative
research and portfolio strategy, Gerstein Fisher: Fisher
founded Gerstein Fisher in 1993 to offer a quantitative investment
management approach grounded in sound economic theory and efficient
implementation through technology. Today, he leads the firm’s
quantitative research and investment strategy efforts and serves as
head of quantitative research and portfolio strategy for the $8
billion investment management organization at People’s United
- David P. Richardson, PhD, managing director of research,
TIAA Institute: Richardson researches public pensions, employer
retirement benefit plans and household financial security. Prior to
joining the TIAA Institute, he served as senior economist for
public finance at the White House Council of Economic Advisers and
as a financial economist in the Office of Tax Policy at the U.S.
- Cristian Tiu, PhD, associate professor and chair, Finance
Department, UB School of Management: An expert on investments
and risk management, Tiu has presented and published research in
top finance journals on hedge funds, university endowments and
asset pricing. His research also has been featured in major media,
including Bloomberg, CNBC, Vanity Fair and Fast Company.
The event will begin at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast,
followed by remarks from Paul Tesluk, professor and dean of the UB
School of Management, and the panel discussion from 8:30-10 a.m.
Register by Oct. 23 at ub-connect.com/pensionsindoubt. For more
information, contact School of Management’s Alumni Engagement
and External Relations Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
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