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The Opal Financial Group’s annual public funds conference is an important – and unique – event. The two-day gathering addresses the vital challenges and biggest opportunities public pension fund officers and trustees face today, in the form of dialogue-driven panel discussions.

At Backstop, we’re proud to be both sponsors of and participants in this year’s conference, which is scheduled for July 16-18, at the Newport Marriott in Newport, RI.

The event’s approach focuses on education and the exchange of ideas, rather than sales pitches or marketing pushes. This year’s agenda will cover an expansive range of relevant topics, including Manager Selection, Emerging and Frontier Markets, Risk Management, and much more. Panels will include “Equity Investing Strategies and Their Role in Today’s Pension Portfolio,” “Investing in Private Debt and Direct Lending,” and “Practical Tools to Improve Governance, Fiduciary Responsibility, and Avoid Conflicts.”

John Pettit, Backstop’s Chief Technology Officer, will be speaking on the second day of the event at 11:30am. Titled “How Today’s Digital CIO is Using Technology to Break Down Silos,” John’s presentation will cover the drivers of digital transformation, the breadth of its impact on the enterprise, and building a solid foundation from which to innovate. Given John’s deep experience and expertise, it’s sure to be an information-packed discussion conference attendees won’t want to miss.

You can learn more about the conference here. If you’ll be attending, we hope you’ll stop by the Backstop booth and say hello. We’ll be available to tell you more about Backstop, and answer any questions you might have. We look forward to seeing you.

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