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Former Fed governor to talk about funding retirement in 21st century

By DeeDe Pinckney | Emory Report | Feb. 27, 2013

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Former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System Roger Ferguson.

Roger Ferguson, former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, will speak at Goizueta Business School on Monday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. Ferguson is president and chief executive officer of retirement services provider TIAA-CREF and a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.

Ferguson, whose visit is part of the Goizueta Dean's Leadership Speaker Series, and Dean Larry Benveniste will engage in an exclusive Q&A session on the current economic landscape, demographic changes reshaping the United States, and challenges in funding retirement and other financial goals.

The discussion will include consideration of steps that individuals can take to better ensure lifelong financial security, something that has become a do-it-yourself proposition due to the decline of traditional pension plans in the private sector.   

A general lack of financial literacy among the population, combined with continuing economic challenges and demographic changes around aging, has given rise to a great deal of angst around the issue of retirement.

"Roger Ferguson's insight into the economic climate of America comes from a storied professional career, earning him the benefit of various perspectives regarding individuals' need for and acquisition of financial security," says Benveniste.  

Register by March 1. The event will be held in Room W525 in Goizueta Business School, with a brief reception to follow.