Upcoming events

    • October 25, 2018
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Schwab - 215 Fremont Street, 8th Floor

    Please join us on Thursday, October 25, 2018!
    Schwab - 215 Fremont Street, 8th Floor
    Industry experts will lead an engaging panel discussion as we explore the complexities of the Socially Responsible Investing (SRI)/ Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG) landscape as it relates to DC plans. There is growing interest and demand for SRI/ESG funds, particularly from Millennials who are becoming the largest generation in the workforce. 
    | 4:00-4:30 p.m.| Registration and introduction
    | 4:30-5:30 p.m.| Panel Discussion 
    | 5:30-6:00 p.m.| Q&A
    | 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Social Hour / Networking
    Panel of Speakers
    Ben Spater, Director, Trucker Huss
    Ben concentrates his practice on the design and tax-qualification of retirement plans including pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plans, the taxation of employee benefits, executive compensation and ERISA. 
    Chris Donnager, Director, MFS Investment Management
    Christopher Donnager, AIF, is a director in the Investment Specialist Group, a subsidiary of MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is responsible for the firm’s investment management business through retirement plans in the southwestern United States.
    Michon Caton, Director of Retirement Benefits, Gap, Inc.
    Michon is the Director of Retirement Benefits, PTO and Financial Education at GAP, Inc. Michon also serves as a Senior Benefits Analyst of Retirement Benefits. She has been with GAP for over 19 years.
    Topics will include:
    • DOL's position and fiduciary considerations for offering SRI/ESG investment options in a retirement plan.
    • An investment manager's philosophy and process, and what that means for risk, returns and investment option evaluation.
    • The plan sponsor's practical perspective and process on how they align company morals and values within the fiduciary parameters.
    • Panel viewpoints on how to handle SRI/ESG fund requests, employee education, brokerage accounts, committee consideration process and plan documentation.


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    THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2019

    TUESDAY, MARCH 12, 2019

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019


    The cost is $55 for WP&BC Members, $95 for Non-members. No refunds after October 10, 2018, but substitutions are permitted at any time.


    Chapter Sponsors may use their free member tickets and guest passes for this meeting. Advance registration is required - email names to info@wpbcsf.org.


    CEUs for this event are available for Attorneys, CPAs and Actuaries. 


    WEBSITE - your credit card number is secure (or you can register and send in a payment by check) when you register online.


    For your security we do not maintain credit card information in the office. To pay by credit card, you must register via the website. Confirmation receipts are generated immediately. NOTE: credit card charges will appear on your statement as "Governing Board," the WPBC Governing Board of Presidents.


    Contact our office at (415) 730-5479 or email info@wpbcsf.org.

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The Western Pension & Benefits Council was founded in 1954 in San Francisco to bring together all professionals involved in pension and other employee benefits work to promote education, exchange information, and foster sound principles and practices in the field. Chapter members are plan sponsors and professionals from the accounting, actuarial, administrative, banking, consulting, investment, insurance and legal areas of the industry. Our membership reflects a cross-section of professionals from professional service firms and corporations. It is our goal to bring these disciplines together to better understand and produce effective employee benefit programs.


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