News Release

News Release

ICI to Co-Host ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala

Washington, DC; November 30, 2023—The Investment Company Institute (ICI) announced that it and eight other associations will host the ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala on Thursday, September 12, 2024, to mark five decades since the landmark law’s passage.

The ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium is a dynamic one-day program designed to honor, reflect upon, and envision the past, present, and future of ERISA. As we survey the evolving landscapes of retirement, health care and other employee benefits, the symposium will provide a platform for engaging discussions and insights from thought leaders. For those unable to join in person, the Symposium will be accessible virtually.

The Symposium will be followed by the ERISA 50th Anniversary Gala. Hosted at a historic site in the heart of Washington, DC, the gala promises an evening of elegance and celebration.

The ERISA 50th Anniversary Symposium and Gala will be a convergence of the brightest leading thinkers, creating an educational and entertaining experience like no other.

In addition to ICI, other host organizations include:

  • AARP
  • The American Council of Life Insurers
  • American Benefits Council
  • AHIP
  • American Retirement Association
  • Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association
  • The ERISA Industry Committee
  • S. Chamber of Commerce

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About the Investment Company Institute

The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is the leading association representing regulated investment funds. ICI’s mission is to strengthen the foundation of the asset management industry for the ultimate benefit of the long-term individual investor. ICI’s members include mutual funds, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), closed-end funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs) in the United States, and UCITS and similar funds offered to investors in other jurisdictions. Its members manage $30.6 trillion invested in funds registered under the US Investment Company Act of 1940, serving more than 100 million investors. Members manage an additional $8.8 trillion in regulated fund assets managed outside the United States. ICI also represents its members in their capacity as investment advisers to certain collective investment trusts (CITs) and retail separately managed accounts (SMAs). ICI has offices in Washington DC, Brussels, and London and carries out its international work through ICI Global.