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07 March, 2019 | (01 hr)

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As a changing workforce composition and an aging population has put insurmountable stress on our social security system, more individuals are having to take responsibility for managing their financial futures. With the development of index funds, Americans have now been provided with several diversified and low-cost options to plan for their retirement.

Join our panel of indexing industry experts as they discuss:

  • How small employers can use financial markets to assist their workers
  • The indexing industry’s implications on the economy and the lives of everyday Americans
  • How using financial markets can act as a supplement to government benefits

Who Should Attend: Business leaders, government staff, policy experts, and anyone who has an interest in how Americans are affected by the index industry


Simon Peck, Ph.D.

Simon Peck, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Design & Innovation, Weatherhead School of Management
Case Western Reserve University

Simon Peck’s research centers on the link between corporate governance and organization performance, characteristics of the board of directors and top management, and the firm’s competitive advantage. Peck’s work looks closely at topics of executive compensation contracts,...Full Bio

Rick Redding

Rick Redding
Chief Executive Officer
Index Industry Association

Rick Redding has spent more than twenty five years in global financial markets and is currently the Chief Executive Office of the Index Industry Association. As CEO, Rick is responsible for leading IIA’s global education and advocacy strategy. IIA’s mission is to represent the global ...Full Bio

Michael Petro

Michael Petro (Moderator)
Executive Vice President
Committee for Economic Development

In 2012, the Committee for Economic Development’s (CED) Executive Committee named Michael J. Petro Executive Vice President of this nonpartisan, business-led public policy organization, where he previously served as Vice President of Business and Government Policy. In his current capacity M...Full Bio

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