Spring Conference Presentations

Presentations from the many educational sessions presented at the conference are available below. Please note that presentations posted represent all those that were received from the presenters. Due to internal compliance issues, some presentations will not be made available. 


Tuesday, May 7, 2019 

3:00PM - 5:00 PM 

Disability Training - Dr. Gabor Vari, California Medical Evaluators and Ricardo Salinas, Los Angeles CERA 

Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Local Agency Officials (AB1661) - John Kennedy and Allison Callaghan, Nossaman LLP

Ethics Training for Public Officials (AB 1234) - Ashley Dunning, Nossaman LLP

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Retirement Readiness for Life After Full-Time Work - Don Ezra, Russell Investments

10:30AM - 11:30AM

Risks and Opportunities in the Current Macro Environment - Kristina Hooper, Invesco

11:30AM - 12:30PM

China - The Great Disruptor - Yu Ming, Nikko Asset Management, Sam Austin, NEPC and Xiangrong Jin, Goldman Sachs

2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Enterprise Risks Facing California's Pension Systems - Ed Hoffman, Verus

3:15PM - 5:00PM

Ops/Benefits and Disability Breakout

Affiliate Breakout

Attorney Breakout

Internal Auditors Breakout

Administrators Breakout

Investment Breakout

Trustee Breakout

Safety Breakout


Thursday, May 9, 2019

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Five Challenges and A Cry for Help - General Wesley Clark

10:30AM - 11:30AM

General Session - Robert Smith, Vista Equity Partners

11:30AM - 12:30PM

An Insiders View of Washington, D.C. - Gloria Borger, CNN Political Analyst

2:00PM - 3:00PM

The Case for Non-US Equities - Robert Failla, Lazard Asset Management

Why Public Fund Investors Should Consider Renewable Energy - Armin Sandhoevel, Allianz Global Investors

California Supreme Court to Decide: What's Next for the 'California Rule' and Public Employee Pensions as Vested Rights - Linda M. Ross, Renne Public Law Group, Timothy K. Talbot, Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle and Silver, and Ashley Dunning, Nossaman LLP

3:30PM - 4:30PM

Private Equity: Primary Investment Opportunities and Considerations - Jay Nayak, Callan LLC

Legislative Update 2019 - Trent Smith and Mike Robson, SACRS Lobbyists

SACRS Movie - Smithsonian: Arlington: Call to Honor


Friday, May 10, 2019

8:45AM - 9:45AM

Private Market Investment in Infrastructure - Jason Jenkins, Pathway Capital Management, LP