Redefining Fixed Income Institute

10th Annual Redefining Fixed Income Forum

May 22nd 2024
Four Seasons Hotel Chicago
Chicago, IL

Curating a Time-Tested Fixed Income Strategy. 
The Power of Patience. 

While many areas of fixed income have not disappointed in terms of generating strong total returns over the past 12 to 15 months, 2024 though optimistic thus far may require that investors across the spectrum not only exercise patience but also, err on the side of caution. With recessionary risk elevated domestically here in the United States and with emerging markets valuations appearing to be stretched, how are investors building a resilient portfolios with total return potential and attractive income generation?

Institutional Investor’s 10th Annual Redefining Fixed Income Forum program designed to not only provide the theoretical knowledge on global fixed income markets but also, arm our attendees with practical and actionable insights that can be applied to enhance their outlook and approach to investing in this perennial investment strategy.

Through interactive sessions, closed-door discussions and expert presentations, we aim to discuss and debate the many factors that is shaping the investment landscape in 2024. Join us on May 22nd at the Four Seasons Hotel – Chicago as address the below and more: 

  • Core Fixed Income: Will bonds roar back? 
  • Non-Core Fixed Income Considerations: How are investors calculating risk and reward? 
  • Duration Management Strategies: Will extended duration prove to be beneficial in the economy slows? 
  • Alternative Fixed Income Products: Are these strictly for long -term institutional investors? 
  • Private Credit: Is 2024 the year for income – oriented investors? 
  • Capturing Opportunities in Emerging Market Debt 
  • Addressing the Regulatory Changes Affecting Fixed Income Markets in 2024
  • ESG and Fixed Income: Can investors look beyond the controversy? 
  • The Outlook of Fixed Income in 2025 and Beyond: What lies ahead in the next frontier? 


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2024 Advisory Board

Maria (Masha) Skuratovskaya, Principal Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation

Nizida Arriaga, CFA, Head of Fixed Income Investments, AAA - The Auto Club Group 

Mitchell Green, Portfolio Officer, Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund

May Vang, Vice President of Treasury and Chief Investment Officer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota

Joseph Rumph, CFA, Manager, Absolute Return and Fixed Income Investments, MacArthur Foundation

Daniel Quigley, Senior Investment Manager, Fixed Income Division and Absolute Return, Michigan Department of Treasury's Bureau of Investments

Aaron Diefenthaler, CFA, Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer, RLI Insurance Corp.

Brian Butchko, CFA, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Portfolio Management, Reinsurance Group of America

Vaibhav Kalia, VP, Senior PM & Head of Fixed Income, Selective Insurance Company of America

Michael Hackmann, CFA, CAIA, Vice President of Investments, Shelter Insurance Companies

Chirag Gandhi, Senior Portfolio Manager: Global Macro, Multi-Asset Investments, State of Wisconsin Investment Board

Steve Xia, Ph.D, CFA, Senior Managing Director, Head of Asset Allocation & Quantitative Research, The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America

Todd Ludgate, CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager – Fixed Income, The State Board of Administration of Florida

Pooja Rahman, Chief Risk Officer, Transamerica

Robert Cataldo, CFA, Chief Investment and Strategy Officer, UFG Insurance

Zhuoying (Joy) Xu, CFA, Vice President of Strategic Asset Allocation and Fixed Income, Verizon Investment Management Corp. (VIMCO)

Greg Oliff, CFA, Co-Director, Fixed Income, Virginia Retirement System

Jacob M. Day, CFA, Vice President & Chief Investment Officer, WoodmenLife

Upcoming Events
Join Institutional Investor for the Private Credit Forum on May 21, taking place at Four Seasons Hotel - Chicago in conjunction to the 10th Annual Redefining Fixed Income Forum. Register your interest at the link below.
Private Credit Forum

May 21, 2024



For asset managers interested in participating, please contact:
Giorgio Tupini
Senior Executive Director
(212) 224-3862

For asset allocators looking for further information, please contact:
Arch Kapur
Executive Director, Investor Relations
(212) 224-3639