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Webinars/Symposiums

The Association’s series of webinars and symposiums demonstrates our commitment to ongoing member education and professional development. These interactive forums allow our diverse membership base to learn and collaborate, while providing a platform for comprehensive analysis of the most significant developments affecting our industry. 

SACRS SUMMER WEBINAR SERIES

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 18 - 10 AM (PST)
TITLE:  Infrastructure Debt, an Attractive Diversifier for Your Fixed Income Allocation
SYNOPSIS: Infrastructure debt was once primarily held by banks.  Now public funds can access these asset-backed loans, offering stable cash flows, attractive spreads and low defaults.
SPEAKER: Paul David, Director, Portfolio Manager, Head of Americas, Infrastructure Debt. Mr. David is a portfolio manager, and Head of Americas for the Infrastructure Debt strategy with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined as a founding member in 2012. He was initially based in London, and moved to New York in 2015 to develop and grow the business in the Americas, which now stands at over $6 billion of AUM. He has 25 years of investment industry experience. 
MODERATOR: J.P. Vicente is the Head of Institutional Marketing for Allianz Global Investors in North America. With more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry, Mr. Vicente is responsible for Allianz GI’s marketing-communication and thought-leadership programs, including his role as the host of the firm’s newly launched Investment Intelligence podcast.

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 - 1O AM (PST)
TITLE: The Era After The Corona Virus
SYNOPSIS: Session will discuss how the corona virus won't "change everything" as forecasters are saying and that instead, it will accelerate trends that existed long before the pandemic.
SPEAKER: Jitania Kandhari, Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Jitania Kandhari is Head of Macroeconomic Research on the Global Emerging Markets team focusing on global analytics, country and thematic research. Jitania is also a portfolio manager for the Emerging Markets Breakout Nations and Active International Allocation strategies. She joined Morgan Stanley in 2006 and has 21 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Jitania was an emerging markets consultant at GMO. Previously, she was an associate vice president in private banking at ABN Amro, an associate vice president in securities brokering and investment banking at Kotak Securities, and a manager at First Global Securities. Jitania received a bachelor's in commerce in advanced financial and management accounting and an M.M.S. in finance, both from the University of Mumbai.

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 20 - 10 AM (PST)
TITLE: Planning for the Pandemic
SYNOPSIS: Using stress testing and other risk assessments to address the COVID-19 impact on Plan funding.
SPEAKERS: Graham Schmidt and Anne Harper, Cheiron. Anne Harper and Graham Schmidt are consulting actuaries at Cheiron. Combined they have served as valuation or audit actuaries to 18 of the 20 SACRS systems. Noted experts on California public pension plans, they both speak frequently at public pension forums, including those held by SACRS and the California Association of Public Retirement Systems. Graham is also the SACRS representative on the California Actuarial Advisory Panel (CAAP).


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CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

T
o receive credit for educational hours, Trustees and Staff must complete an online evaluation for each session they attend. All evaluations for August webinars must be completed by September 4, 2020. 

To access the online evaluations, please follow the instructions:
• Login to your SACRS account
• Click on Events
• Click on Webinars / Symposiums
• Click on Webinars / Symposiums Webinar Evaluation
• Click on the sessions you would like to evaluate and click submit
Upon completion of your evaluation, your certificate will be available in your account portal at SACRS.ORG.

To access your certificate of completion:
• Login to your SACRS account
• Click on “My Account”
• Click on “My Continuing Education”
• Click “Print Certificate” next to one of the sessions you attended

You do not need to print a certificate for each session you attended, by clicking “Print Certificate” next to one of the sessions you evaluated, the website will generate a certificate with the total number of CE credits earned.