Survival Strategies for the Pension Plan Roller Coaster

Your friends at Hardy Reed and Vanguard invite you to a Round Table on: Survival Strategies for the Pension Plan Roller Coaster


Speakers and topics that will be covered:

Ken Parkinson, AIFA, PPC, CFS, CEFEX Analyst – Vice President of Retirement Plan Services at Hardy Reed, LLC will begin with a discussion on the state of US DB Plans and DB Plan Governance.

Brett Dutton, FSA, EA, CFA – Lead Investment Actuary at Vanguard Institutional Advisory Services, will be speaking on Liability Driven Investment Strategy.

RSVP: 662.269.6620

Limited Space Available.


Round Table 1:

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM – Luncheon

River Hills Country Club | In the Grill Room

3600 Ridgewood Road

Jackson, Mississippi 39211

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Round Table 2:

Thursday, September 28, 2017

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM 

The Inn at Ole Miss Hotel and Conference Center | In the McMillan Boardroom

120 Alumni Drive

University, Mississippi 38677

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Hardy Reed, LLC, is an independent investment advisory, fiduciary consulting and retirement plan services firm providing Objective Fiduciary Guidance. We are a SEC Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with clients throughout the United States. Our team of investment advisory, fiduciary consulting and retirement plan services professionals provides objective consulting and investment advisory guidance to high-net-worth individuals and their families, institutions such as endowments and foundations, and retirement plan administrators on strategies to help preserve and grow capital.

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