The Financial Security Summit is the flagship convening of Aspen IFS. Held each July at the Institute’s campus in Aspen Meadows, Colorado, the Summit has earned a reputation as a rare type of convening where leaders with diverse political leanings can engage in dialogue that is respectful and intellectually deep.
- Participant List
- Rapporteur’s Report
The summit agenda is tailored each year to draw on the unique areas of expertise of its participants, with the goal of shining new light on areas of consensus in the policies that will make a difference for Americans who need greater financial security. The Summit gathers a diverse set of 40 to 50 expert participants to bring new attention to the topic of how best to build the financial security of all Americans.
In addition, the Summit seeks to include special sessions that feature prominent political leaders from the Administration, Congress, local and state government. The working theme for this year’s Financial Security Summit is “Reimagining Financial Security: Managing Risk and Building Wealth in an era of Increasing Income Inequality and Volatility.”
The Financial Security Summit is the flagship convening of IFS. The working theme for this year’s Financial Security Summit is “Reimagining Financial Security: Managing Risk and Building Wealth in an Era of Inequality.”
The Aspen Initiative on Financial Security held its fourth annual Financial Security Summit in July in Aspen, Colorado. This year, the theme “Reimagining Financial Security: Managing Risk and Building Wealth in an Era of Inequality” served as the catalyst for a two-day dialogue among 45 influential leaders from the investment and banking industry, government, academia and non-profits. Together they grappled with some of the core drivers of financial insecurity and inequality among U.S. households, and searched for common ground on solutions that could improve financial security during working years and in retirement.