Archive November 2023
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The Facts on SPACs: Why Wall Street Darlings Fell Back to Earth
By: Michael Dark and Nathaniel Orenstein, Berman Tabacco
After an eye-popping surge in the number of special purpose acquisition companies—SPACs—in the first two years of this decade, these merger vehicles have lost their bloom for many institutional investors.
How Public Pensions Can Support Participants’ Retirement Readiness Through Financial Education
A pension is just one piece of the retirement planning puzzle, and it’s crucial to help public sector employees of any age understand their benefits and develop the skills needed to effectively plan for a secure future and feel confident in their decision-making.
No Recession Yet, But Risks Are Rising. Are You Prepared?
By: Jamie Newton, CFA, Allspring Global Investments
In this paper, Jamie Newton, Head of Global Fixed Income Research at Allspring Global Investments, discusses why we have not yet seen a recession, why one is likely coming, and how investors can best prepare for it in the months ahead.
Public Pension Profiles: Exploring HR Challenges and Strategies with Shunne Powell, Chief Organizational Excellence Officer at TRS of Texas
NCPERS spoke with Powell about challenges and opportunities for HR professionals, recruitment and retention strategies, and the talent pipeline at TRS.
New MissionSquare Research Institute Report Reveals Insights on Young Public Service Workers
By: Rivka Liss-Levinson, Ph.D., MissionSquare Research Institute
MissionSquare Research Institute sheds light on the experiences of younger public service employees in a groundbreaking new report, “35 and Under in the Public Sector: Why Younger Workers Enter and Why They Stay (or Don't).”
Public Pension Profiles: CalPERS Chief DEI Officer, Marlene Timberlake D'Adamo“What distinguishes our approach is the deliberate integration of DEI across all our processes, spanning our five pillars and throughout the organization. DEI isn't an isolated initiative; it's ingrained in our work,” says Marlene Timberlake D'Adamo, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at CalPERS.
Public Pension RFP Roundup
Brought to you by NCPERS for November 2023
Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements
Private Credit: Optimism is in the Air
By: Ian Fowler, CFA, Barings
The private credit market is currently offering investors some of the most attractive dynamics in years—but there are also some headwinds on the horizon.
Now is the Time for a Pension Reinvention
As the conversation on lifetime income continues to grow following the SECURE Act of 2019, Nuveen examines the considerations for plan sponsors when evaluating potential lifetime income solutions.