FRG Sponsors Great Plains Institutional Investor Forum

Financial Risk Group was a platinum sponsor for the 4th Annual Great Plains Institutional Investor Forum, held last week in Minneapolis, MN.

Participants discuss institutional investment topics over lunch.

Representatives from FRG and guest speakers from the Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies joined investment officers, board members and trustees from around the Midwest to discuss areas of interest to the institutional investment market.

The forum is an educational initiative designed through coordination with the region’s leading institutional investors to build a network of peer communities that “merge global best practices with local expertise,” per Markets Group, which organized the event. More than 100 staff members, investment officers, board members and trustees representing Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa attended.

Mike Forno, Dominic Pazzula, and Matt Felix represented FRG at the forum, participating in a full agenda of interest to the institutional investment market. Key discussion topics included Pension Plan De-Risking, Harvesting Trends in Asset Class Returns, Alternative Yield and Beta as well as panels on Emerging Markets and Impact/ESG Investing.

Shawn Wischmeier, Chief Investment Officer and Mike Ruetz, Head of Risk and Asset Allocation for Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies, were guests of FRG and co-presenters at the forum. They discussed how the charitable organization uses FRG’s VOR (Visualization of Risk) platform to successfully and more efficiently conduct its Strategic Risk Premia Allocation program.

More information about the forum is available online at

About Financial Risk Group:

Financial Risk Group is an international risk management services firm dedicated to helping clients around the world maximize the effectiveness and value of their investments in risk management technology, methodology and processes. FRG provides clients with unique technology offerings, implementation services, business advisory services and thought leadership in various areas of risk management.