past event
Family Finances

Can Innovative Financial Products Help Families Manage Increasingly Volatile Incomes?

Join us for a conversation sponsored by the Aspen Institute Financial Security Program (FSP), and hosted by Orrick, on how innovative new financial products can help families address the growing challenge of income volatility.

FSP’s EPIC initiative has undertaken an in-depth study of income volatility, its impact on workers and families, and potential solutions. This event will highlight innovative new financial products designed to help the nearly half of U.S. households that struggle with income volatility and financial instability as well as emerging opportunities for further innovation.

The event will feature several promising developments, including innovative payroll services, new short-term savings tools, and hybrid financial products. A diverse group of panelists drawn from the financial services, research, nonprofit, and policy sectors will engage in a moderated discussion of these emerging products, address the challenges and opportunities for innovators, and the role of stakeholders including employers and regulators.

The panel will be followed by a networking reception.


  • Fiona Greig, JPMorgan Chase Institute
  • Howard Altarescu, Orrick
  • Jotaka Eaddy, Lend Up
  • Tim Flacke, Commonwealth

Moderator: Ida Rademacher, Aspen Institute

Thank you to EPIC’s funders: JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citi Foundation, Ford Foundation, W. K. Kellogg Foundation, and MetLife Foundation.

Event information
Wed May 3, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm
1152 15th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.