4 Webinars Offering Fresh Insights Into the Economy and Retirement

The first glimpses of global economic growth, inflation trends, and monetary policy meetings have kept financial and investment professionals busy this week. Some interesting retirement data is also set to be released soon. Online presentations offered by thought leaders from various firms in the financial, investment, banking, and research industries can provide your retirement funds insights to manage the pensions of your annuitants.Here are four webinars offering fresh insights into the latest economic market conditions and retirement research.

NAIC Insights Live

When: 3 p.m. ET/2 p.m. CT on Monday, July 25, 2022.

Cost: Free.

Register: Visit https://naicpe.com/naic-insights-series-rsvp-sam-johnson/ to learn more.

NAIC President and CEO Robert L. Green will moderate the next Industry Insights Live webcast, which features Ernst & Young LLP Americas Vice Chair, Markets and Accounts, Sam Johnson. He will discuss building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture, the capital gap facing Black and Latinx entrepreneurs, and why early childhood education, diverse-owned entrepreneurship, and mentoring are so important. Named to Savoy Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America in 2016, the Morehouse College alum has held various positions during his career at Ernst & Young. They include vice-chair and Southeast region managing partner, where Johnson oversaw over 5,000 professionals across six U.S. states, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico. In his current role, he leads Ernst & Young's growth strategy by engaging and motivating 71,000 people to drive top-line growth and propel the firm's brand in the market. 

What's Next for SMID Growth Stocks?

When: 2-3 p.m. ET/1-2 p.m. C.T. on Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Cost: Free.

Register: Visit pionline.com/NewtonWebinar to learn more.

Join John Porter, CIO of Equities, and Miki Behr, Portfolio Manager in the Global Opportunities team at Newton Investment Management North America LLC, for a discussion about how continuing market volatility could unearth compelling growth opportunities in the SMID Growth space. With Patrick Lyn, Head of North American Commercial, John and Miki will explore current asset-class valuations, thoughts on future sector growth rates, and why they believe themes provide an effective investment framework. Newtown Investment Management sponsors the webinar.

Double Trouble: Tightening & Earnings

When: 4:15 p.m. ET/3:15 p.m. C.T. on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022.

Cost: Free.

Register: Click here to sign up.

The investing world seems highly uncertain these days. Investors are understandably having trouble balancing earnings, the Fed, fiscal policy, inflation, economic growth, disease control, and geo- and U.S. politics. However, two relatively certain events appear to be central to our current portfolio positioning. Join Richard Bernstein, CEO/CIO, of Richard Bernstein Advisors, in this webinar to hear his insights during this unusual market landscape. Joining Bernstein is Terry Ober, national director of Richard Bernstein Advisors' Portfolio Specialist Group. National Director - Portfolio Specialist Group.Learning objectives:

  • The only two certainties for the markets in the second half of this year
  • The impacts of the Fed's further tightening monetary policy
  • Richard Bernstein's analysis of decelerating profits growth for 2H22
  • How to assess the risk of recession
  • The opportunities for today's uncommon market environment.


Annual Meeting of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium

When: Noon-4 p.m. EST/11-3 p.m. CST on Aug. 4 and 5, 2022 (deadline to register is 5 p.m. EST/4 p.m. CST on Aug. 1, 2022).

Cost: Free.

Register: Click Here to sign up or find a link on this page to view a livestream without registering.

The annual conference of a national research consortium will focus on the racial disparities in work, retirement, and government. Here is an overview of what to expect from the meeting. Click here for the schedule.

The U.S. Social Security Administration established the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium in 2018. The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College receives support under the Consortium to conduct and disseminate research along with its partner organizations: Mathematica – Center for Studying Disability Policy, Syracuse University, the Urban Institute, and the Brookings Institution.

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