Join MERS CEO Kerrie Vanden Bosch and CIO Jeb Burns for an update on how our investments performed during the past year and what that means for the smoothed rate of return that will be used in your next Annual Actuarial Valuation. Our investments team will also share insight into how our carefully diversified asset allocation strategy reduces your defined benefit plan’s exposure to market volatility and explore challenges that may lie ahead in 2021.
MERS Chief Investment Officer Jeb Burns provides an overview of the MERS Defined Benefit Portfolio. He discusses how MERS balances the need to generate enough investment gains to fund the future retirement of current employees, while preserving the assets required to pay existing retirees. He shares insight into how our carefully diversified asset allocation strategy reduces the portfolio’s exposure to market volatility and explore challenges that may lie ahead.
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