Every American needs retirement savings. By one estimate, half of working-age Americans are at risk of not being able to maintain their standard of living when—or if—they stop working. The need is even more pressing for the generation nearing retirement age today – leaving cities, states, and families to wonder how they’ll care for aging citizens.
There is movement. The passage of the SECURE Act paves the way for part-time workers to become eligible for benefits. Businesses are beginning to offer student loan benefits on top of retirement packages. And leaders everywhere are recognizing the need to solve short-term financial stability challenges in order to build long-term security. Change will come when both policy and business leaders prioritize retirement savings and security for all Americans—not just employees.
On March 4, 2020, we hosted a dynamic public event outlining the opportunity and moral imperative to make systemic change for the retirement security of all Americans. Respected thought leaders across sectors will discuss what we can all do to build inclusive, flexible, and resilient retirement options that improve the future of financial security for all Americans.
- Anne Ackerley, Head of the Retirement Group, BlackRock, @BlackRock
- Ray Boshara, Director of the Center for Household Financial Stability, The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, @stlouisfed
- Dorothy Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University, @DorothyABrown
- Jeffrey Brown, Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor in Business and Dean, Gies School of Business, The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
- Dave Ireland, Head of Global Defined Contribution, State Street, @StateStreet
- Anne Lester, Head of Retirement Solutions, J.P. Morgan Asset Management, @JPMorganAM
- Ray Suarez, Journalist and Author, Host of WorldAffairs, a weekly podcast from KQED-FM, @RaySuarezNews
- Phil Waldeck, CEO of the Workplace Solutions Group, Prudential Financial,