Women Investment Professionals: Empowering Aspiring Women

2018 Members Only - Part Two

The Future of Defined Benefit Plans

June 07, 2018

Join us for Session II when we discuss the demise of DB plans in the corporate world; the uncertainty surrounding the future of DB plans in the public and Taft-Hartley world; how demographics impact the financial status of DB plans; whether DB plans can generate the returns needed to meet their obligations; and, what are the implications for asset allocation and investment strategies employed by DB plans.


Alexandra Wallace, CFA, Principal, Meketa Investment Group

Ms. Wallace joined Meketa Investment Group in 2008.  A Principal of the firm, she serves as a consultant on various Taft Hartley, public, and corporate defined benefit and defined contribution plans.  Ms. Wallace’s consulting work includes investment policy design, strategic asset allocation modeling, investment education, investment manager analysis, and fund performance analysis.  She is a member of the firm’s Defined Contribution Investment Committee and co-chairs the firm’s Emerging and Diverse Manager Investment Committee.

Ms. Wallace graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a bachelor’s degree in Economics and French, and a minor in Political Science.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Wallace studied International Relations at the accredited University of Virginia’s Semester at Sea Program.

She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.  Ms. Wallace is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.

You have asked for other ways to get to know WIP members, and we have listened!

WIP has made reservations for small group Get Acquainted Dinners following the Members Only reception. When you register, please indicate if you are interested in attending one of these dinners. Please note that dinner is at the expense of each individual. Participants will be randomly assigned to one of the following restaurant groups:

South Brank
One North Kitchen
Town House
Porter Kitchen & Deck

Annual Summer Networking Event - 2018

July 19, 2018

This is a great opportunity to network with other financial professionals while enjoying the summer weather (fingers crossed!) in one of the most beautiful spots in the city.

Feel free to invite others, members and non-members, men and women, all are welcome!

Cost includes Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and soft drinks.


Annual Trailblazers Dinner - 2018

October 18, 2018

The Trailblazer Dinner is a high point of WIP’s annual calendar of events. Each year we focus on women who inspire us in achieving personal and professional excellence.