BLB&G Hosts the Forum for Institutional Investors: Protecting Shareholder Rights in New Orleans, LA

April 10, 2019


BLB&G held its Forum for Institutional Investors: Protecting Shareholder Rights in New Orleans, LA on April 10-13, 2019.

The Forum was designed to help fiduciaries enhance their knowledge of the US securities markets and deepen their understanding of fiduciary responsibilities. It also explored important issues of shareholder rights, corporate governance, and securities litigation that affect pension funds today.

One of the premier educational conferences in the field, the Forum brought together representatives of public pension systems, Taft-Hartley funds, and other institutional investors from around the globe with experts from corporate America, finance, the law, academia, and the media in a relaxed, collegial setting. The educational sessions provided a valuable learning experience, while the evening events at various New Orleans’ landmarks served as the backdrop for excellent opportunities to interact with colleagues and friends.

Our Keynote Speakers included:


Adm. Mike Mullen

United States Navy (Ret.) Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff


Ronan Farrow

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, lawyer and government advisor


Preet Bharara

Former United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York

Click here for full list of speakers.


About the Program

Our conference featured notable keynote speakers, as well as analysis and panel discussions from a broad array of industry officials and experts — including executive directors, business managers, trustees and fund counsel — on a variety of topics relevant to fiduciaries:

  • The critical role the institutional investor community and shareholder litigation have played, and should play, in preserving the integrity and transparency of our capital markets since the passage of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act;
  • An overview of the changing regulatory, legislative and market landscape, and the challenges they present to investor rights;
  • The importance of portfolio monitoring in protecting institutional assets;
  • The key factors involved in determining when, and when not, to get involved in a securities litigation;
  • Best practices for executives and counsel of pension funds and other institutional investors;
  • The pros and cons of active and index investing for institutional portfolios;
  • Developments “since Morrison” — a comprehensive look at the landscape of shareholder litigation outside the US;
  • The evolution of institutional investor activism and the impacts it has had on the C-suite and reforming corporate governance over the last two decades;
  • Roundtable discussions featuring pension fund executives and outside counsel sharing their experiences and challenges managing retirement savings in today’s landscape;
  • How the US markets, securities laws and class action system are viewed by the international financial community; and
  • Current litigation trends, the nature of the corporate misconduct driving them, and discussion of the state of the US securities market. 

CLE accreditation of this program is available. 
There is no fee associated with seeking CLE credit for this event.

For more information, please contact Amanda Rekemeier, Director of Client Relations,
at or at (212) 554-1451 with any questions.