RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Nearly three dozen state treasurers from across the United States will converge on Asheville next week for the annual conference of the National Association of State Treasurers.
The event, to be held Oct. 6 through 9, is hosted by North Carolina Treasurer Janet Cowell and is expected to attract more than 250 people from the financial services industry.
The conference is developed by NAST, a nonprofit, bi-partisan association comprised of state financial leaders. NAST provides treasurers with an opportunity to share best practices among the states and to hear from experts in the areas of investments, public pensions and financial literacy, according to a conference news release.
"I am honored to host treasurers from across the nation, especially at such a crucial time when fiscal policy is at the forefront of the public's minds," said N.C. State Treasurer Cowell in the release. "The gathering in Asheville allows us an opportunity to showcase our beautiful state, which is one of the most fiscally-sound states in the country and a leading banking center."
Among this year's conference sessions are:
- A Vision of the Future State of the Investment Industry
- Do You Know What's Happening with Fiscally Distressed Communities in Your State?
- A Look at How State Treasurers Can Increase Financial Fitness in Their States
- Defined Benefit versus Defined Contribution Savings Plans for Public Employees
Conference sessions are open to the media free-of-charge, but reporters are asked to first check in with staff at the registration desk. The full agenda is available online.