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Retirement Savings as a Political Cudgel in the Debate over FTTs

Our own Richard Shea and Jack Lund recently contributed a post to the RetireSecure Blog maintained by the Pension Research Council of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  The post discusses the competing rhetoric surrounding the impact of proposed financial transaction taxes on the American retirement system.… Continue Reading

Institutional Investor Names the 40 Most Influential People in Pensions

Who is most influential in shaping the future of the nation’s pensions?  Institutional Investor names the top 40 for 2013.  The list includes politicians (such as Rahm Emanuel and two U.S. senators), actuaries, hedge fund managers, government officials, academics − and two lawyers in private practice, David Boies (for his work defending Rhode Island’s pension … Continue Reading

Electronic Disclosure: Which Way Are We Going?

A recent GAO Report offers interesting insight into the Department of Labor’s thinking on electronic disclosure. For the better part of the last ten years, many plan sponsors and service providers have been pushing for more flexibility to provide required disclosures electronically.  In particular, they have asked the Labor and Treasury Departments to replace an … Continue Reading
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