November 2011 CAA, MAF and PRMIA Joint Conference on Enterprise Risk Management – Current Megatrends and Their Implications

EVENT:  November 2011 CAA, MAF and PRMIA Joint Conference on Enterprise Risk Management – Current Megatrends and Their Implications

The Chicago Actuarial Association (CAA), the Midwest Actuarial Forum (MAF), and the Chicago Chapter of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA),  are pleased to offer this half-day conference on Enterprise Risk Management.

DATE:  Wednesday November 30, 2011
11:45   Registration Table Opens
12:30   Lunch is served
 1:00   Session 1:  Lunch keynote speaker:  Werner De Bondt, a founder of the field “Behavioral Finance”
 2:00*  Session 2:  Kelly McMillan – Technology Developments and Risk Evolution
 2:45*  Session 3:  Rick Gorvett – ERM Implications of Behavioral Economics
 3:30*  Session 4:  The Public Pension Crisis and Its Economic Implications
            Art Tepfer – Public Pension Plan Funding Landscape, Challenges and Risks
            Peter Chan – Underfunded Public Pension Plans and SEC Compliance
            John Adduci – Moderator 
 4:45*  Session 5:  Panel Discussion – Discussion of Three Megatrends (technology boom, behavioral economics, and public pension crisis) and their Implications for ERM
            Michael Bechara – Enlighten Software
            Rick Gorvett – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
            Art Tepfer – Tepfe
r Consulting Group Ltd  
            Moderator – Thomas Jacobs
– DePaul University
 5:45  Bar opens for Reception (cocktails, beer, wine, soda pop, and snacks)
Approximate start time of each presentation, with 15-minute breaks between each presentation.

PLACE  :  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, CAL Auditorium,
                  300 E Randolph Street, Chicago

COST:  $65 for members of the CAA, or of the MAF,
                       or sustaining members of Chicago PRMIA
             $90 for all others

Make your reservation online by Tuesday, November 22, 2011. 
We welcome and encourage non-actuaries to attend our conference because information covered is relevant to a wide range of work within the insurance and financial community.  Please share this with others who may be interested.


Michael Bechara, President, Enlighten Software.

Werner De Bondt, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Finance, DePaul University

Peter K. M. Chan, Assistant Regional Director, Municipal Securities and Public Pensions Unit, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Rick Gorvett, Director, Actuarial Science Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Thomas Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, DePaul University.

Arthur H. Tepfer, Consulting Actuary, Tepfer Consulting Group Ltd 

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