NAIC Insights Series

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The NAIC Insights Series is a monthly series of virtual conversations that provide timely and relevant insights into the strategies, investments, commitments and future plans of industry leaders and prominent investors across the country. These virtual conversations will be presented live online for the NAIC community to view and engage with participants.

NAIC will host virtual conversations with industry leaders and CIOs every month. Participants can expect to hear from some of the nation’s top CIOs, Trustees, and Executives about their perspectives on the current economy, investment plans in response to COVID-19, the impact of current social issues on the industry all against the backdrop of and uncertain and incredibly turbulent market.

Additionally, NAIC will be publishing its first-ever LP Insights Report. This publication will analyze institutional investors’ perspectives on a post-covid-19 reality and provide insights into the future of fundraising for diverse managers among other important topics. The NAIC LP Insights report is expected to be released in Q3 2020. Stay tuned for more information!

Upcoming NAIC Insights Series Schedule

CIO Insights Live

Johara Farhadieh, Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer, Illinois State Board of Investment

What are some of the top-of-mind issues faced by today’s leading CIOs and how have recent market and socio-political trends affected their outlooks and allocations? Please join us for this and more as Johara Farhadieh, Executive Director/Chief Investment Officer, Illinois State Board of Investment, joins us for CIO Insights Live! This virtual fireside chat between Farhadieh, who oversees ISBI’s $18.1 billion in AUM, and NAIC’s President & CEO Robert L. Greene, is scheduled for October 29 at 2 p.m. EDT, and is not to be missed!

Past NAIC Insights Series Speakers

Trustee Insights

Henry Jones, President, CalPERS Board of Administration

Hosted by NAIC President & CEO, Robert L. Greene, this Trustee Insights Live Stream covered such critical issues as the impact of COVID 19 on CalPERS, their renewed commitment to engaging with diverse asset managers, the outlook for emerging managers, the potential impact of California voters deciding in November whether the state and its public colleges can consider race in their hiring, contracting and admissions decisions (Proposition 209), and more.

Industry Insights

Hank Kim, Executive Director and Counsel, NCPERS

How are pension plans faring in 2020, in what ways has COVID-19 impacted investments and allocations, and how do diverse managers fit into it all? This and more was dovered during NAIC Industry Leader Insights with Hank Kim, Executive Director and Counsel, NCPERS.

CIO Insights

Michael Miller, CIO, Colonial Consulting
What are some of the top-of-mind issues CIOs are facing in today’s uncertain markets, and what portfolio adjustments do they anticipate as a result? Michael Miller, Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer of Colonial Consulting, shared his thoughts on current market conditions and how Colonial’s institutional clients are adjusting to the ‘new normal.’

Industry Insights Live

JoAnn H. Price, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners

How have diverse managers evolved over the years, what does the future look like for women in alternatives and what impact has COVID-19 have on the way a leading diverse-owned fund of funds approaches investing? Don’t miss this opportunity to gain valuable insight from longtime industry leader JoAnn H. Price, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Fairview Capital Partners, joins us for Industry Insights Live!