Archive July 2023
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Three Reasons Why the Fixed Income Environment May Be Better Than You Think
By: Martin Horne, Barings
For fixed income investors worried about wider credit spreads and an imminent wave of defaults, assessing the overall level of risk-reward on offer may help allay concerns. Despite the prevailing negativity, fixed income currently offers a range of compelling opportunities. Here are three reasons why.
Recognizing the June 2023 Class of Accredited Fiduciaries
We would like to recognize the public pension trustees and staff who most recently earned their Accredited Fiduciary designation, demonstrating their commitment to and knowledge of pension plan governance.
Direct Listing Dilemma for Pension Funds: Understanding the Impact of Slack Technologies v. Pirani on Liability under Section 11
By: Robert C. Finkel and Karine Malina, Wolf Popper LLP
Pension funds that have invested in direct non-registered initial offerings should understand that when initial offering shares are not issued pursuant to a registration statement, investors lack the same legal protections for shares that were purchased pursuant or traceable to a registration statement. Consequently, the recent Supreme Court decision in Slack Technologies v. Pirani poses a challenge in pleading and proving claims under Section 11 of the Securities Act for shares acquired through non-registered direct listings.
Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements
What’s Shaping India? Five Emerging Trends
By: Jeremy Murden, William Blair Investment Management
To check in on India’s economic growth, the William Blair team traveled to India in the fall of 2022 and met with public and private companies, industry experts, and venture capital investors. Here are five emerging trends to watch.
Navigating Retiree Healthcare: The Advantages of Medicare Advantage
By: Merrilee Logue, National Labor Office at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA)
Navigating retirement can be overwhelming – for members and organizations. There are many important items members must consider that will affect how well they retire, with healthcare being primary. For organizations, providing support, education, and great coverage at retirement for their members while saving on costs for both groups and members is a balancing act.
Understanding the Latest Developments in Pension Funding
During the 2023 Public Pension Funding Forum, researchers will discuss emerging funding solutions and strategies to improve the health of public pensions. The forum, held Aug. 20-22 in Chicago, provides attendees with practical insights into the latest pension research, including case studies that showcase emerging funding solutions.
NCPERS New Members: 2023
The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public pensions, representing approximately 500 plans, plan sponsors, and stakeholders. Meet the newest members of the NCPERS network.
Public Pension RFP Roundup
Brought to you by NCPERS for July 2023