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NASP 2014 Pension and Financial Services Conference General Registration is Available - Don't Delay! 

Join NASP  June 23- 25, 2014 at The Fairmont in San Francisco, California for our annual Pension and Financial Services Conference - one of the most respected and influential industry events which consistently attracts an impressive group of investment professionals, corporate treasurers, public trustees, asset allocation experts, municipal issuers and world-recognized economists.

Each year, many of the investment industry’s top decision makers gather at this annual celebration of diversity and achievement to build relationships, enhance their knowledge and source new opportunities. The conference has continually proven to be the one industry event you do not want to miss! 

Space is limited and prices increase after May 23rd!  Click HERE for more information.

Are you a student or young/mid-career professional? Then check out the 1-day Professional Development Series at the NASP conference. The PDS takes place on Monday, June 23rd and includes a great series of workshops, Lunch & Learn, and networking opportunities at a special discounted rate. Click HERE for more details.

Update:  NASP Issues Comment Letter to Financial Regulators Proposing Joint Standards for Assessing Diversity Policies and Practices of Regulated Entities

The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the National Credit Union Administration issued a proposal for joint standards for assessing the diversity policies and practices of the institutions that they regulate.

These agencies are covered under Section 342 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act which created the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion. Among others, the standards cover the areas of procurement and business practices and supplier diversity and practices to promote transparency of organizational diversity and inclusion.

  • Please click HERE to review the Proposed Joint Standards.
NASP has submitted a comment letter to the SEC in response to the proposed joint standards. To view the letter, please click HERE.

Overall, we generally agree with the Joint Standards and applaud the OMWI officers for their efforts in this regard. NASP remains concerned however, that the Joint Standards as written are too vague to meaningfully evaluate the diversity practices of Regulated Entities.



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