Public Pension RFP Roundup
New from NCPERS--the Public Pension RFP Roundup! Check out the latest from Wayne County Employees' Retirement System:
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NCPERS is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 500
NCPERS is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 500 funds throughout the United States and Canada.
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New from NCPERS--the Public Pension RFP Roundup! Check out the latest from Wayne County Employees' Retirement System:
Public Pension RFP Roundup Brought to you by NCPERS for January 2023 ...
A new report from the National Institute on Retirement Security finds that retiree spending of public and private sector pension benefits in 2020 generated $1.3 trillion in total economic output, supporting nearly 6.8 million jobs across the nation:
Pensionomics 2023: Measuring the Economic Impact of Defined Benefit Pension Expenditures - National Institute on Retirement Security Economic gains attributable to private and public sector defined benefit pensions in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic were substantial, according to Pensionomics 2023: Measuring the Economic Impact of Defined Benefit Pension Expenditures. This report calculates the national economic impacts of....
The latest roundup of job listings, hiring, and retirement announcements is now available: https://bit.ly/3iqkjZT
Job listings include:
- City of Pontiac General Employees' Retirement System, Executive Director
- LACERA, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
- Marin County Employees' Retirement Association, Assistant Retirement Administrator
- Montgomery County Public Schools, Senior Analyst, Investments
- National Association of Public Pension Attorneys, Technology Administrator
Find the details and apply for your next role here: https://bit.ly/3iqkjZT
The Winter 2023 issue of NCPERS PERSist is now available: https://bit.ly/3Guilj3 This quarterly educational journal, available exclusively to NCPERS members, features research and insights from industry leaders.
Winter 2023 Issue of NCPERS PERSist Now Available By Lizzy Lees, NCPERS PERSist is a quarterly educational journal exclusively available to NCPERS members. ...
NCPERS welcomes two new staff members: Bridget Early, Director of Membership and Strategic Alliances, and Destini Striggles, Member Services Coordinator. https://bwnews.pr/3vEmVGz
Commenting on the new hires, Executive Director and Counsel Hank Kim said, "Bridget and Destini are both important additions to the NCPERS team as we continue to optimize our membership offerings to best serve public pensions and stakeholders. I'm looking forward to working with them to enhance the membership experience, develop new strategic partnerships, and expand NCPERS' reach at state and local levels."
NCPERS Plans to Expand Strategic Alliances, Membership Offerings with New Hire Bridget Early Bridget Early will oversee NCPERS’ membership strategies and liaise with state coalitions and public pension plans.
Learn about the key issues and policies impacting and meet with your elected leaders at NCPERS Legislative Conference. Today is the early bird registration deadline - register now to save: https://bit.ly/3imGAYh
Tomorrow is the last day to save on registration fees! Register now for the inaugural Pension Communications Summit to learn strategies to improve your fund's member communications, get tips for managing resources and optimizing communications for small teams, and more: https://bit.ly/3IosHmY
Normally electing the Speaker of the House is a relatively smooth process, but given the once-in-a-century delays in the 118th Congress we've outlined the election process, the unique factors at play here, and what it may mean for the coming year: https://bit.ly/3idvCo0
A Chaotic Start to 2023 in Washington: How is the Speaker of the House Elected? By Lizzy Lees, NCPERS, and Tony Roda, Williams & Jensen, PLLC Normally electing the Speaker of the House is a relatively smooth process, but given the once-in-a-century delays i...
Hank Kim's end-of-year blog post for NCPERS discusses resilience during the 2022 market downturn: https://bit.ly/3WQSo3E
"It's important to remember that for public pensions, the highs generally aren't as high as the market at large, and the lows aren't as low, but this is a result of deliberate risk management. Slow and steady wins the race. And that's why public pensions invest for the long haul," he writes.
Public Pensions’ Resilience Is the Untold Story of the Market Downturn By Hank Kim, Executive Director and Counsel, NCPERS It’s important to remember that for public pensions, the highs generally aren’t as high as the market at large, and the lows ar...
The major retirement bill, which is commonly known as the SECURE Act 2.0, has been included in the end-of-year omnibus appropriations bill. Find out how SECURE 2.0 will impact : https://bit.ly/3BMA6s7
How Will SECURE 2.0 Impact Public Retirement Plans? The major retirement bill, commonly known as the SECURE Act 2.0, has been included in the end-of-year omnibus appropriations bill. ...
Mark your calendars for NCPERS upcoming Annual Conference & Exhibition, or ACE. This must-attend event will be held May 21-24, 2023 at the Marriott New Orleans. ACE offers an unparalleled educational experience with extensive programming, including breakout sessions and presentations from industry leaders. https://bit.ly/3jgZArv
Interested in speaking at ACE? We're currently accepting proposals—learn more about the speaker requirements. https://bit.ly/3W7yW2T
Save the Date for NCPERS 2023 Annual Conference & Exhibition Join public pension trustees, administrators, industry stakeholders, and investment professionals at the Marriott New Orleans on May 21-24. ...
NCPERS spoke with Bob Parise, Managing Director, Head of Sales & Relationship Management for Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM), about the firm's Minority Broker Program and commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
How NTAM’s Minority Brokerage Program Helps “Level the Playing Field” By Lizzy Lees, NCPERS NCPERS spoke with Bob Parise, Managing Director, Head of Sales & Relationship Management for Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM), about the firm’s Minority...
Missed last week's webinar? Panelists discussed the legislative activities and outcomes from 2022 and provided a legislative preview for 2023. Read the recap and watch the recording:
ESG, New Legislative Leadership, and Secure 2.0 All Issues for Public Pensions to Watch During NCPERS December 8 webinar, “2023 State and Federal Legislation Impacting Public Pensions,” panelists discussed the legislative activities and outcomes from 2022 and provided a ...
New research from National Institute on Retirement Security and Aon finds that pension plans alone often don't provide adequate retirement income for state and local government employees. Additionally, the report finds that "DC plans provide less retirement income than DB plans in a typical 'cost-equivalent' conversion for career public employees." Learn more:
The Real Deal for the Public Sector: Retirement Income Adequacy Study - National Institute on Retirement Security Retirement is growing more challenging for public sector workers, according to a new report by the National Institute on Retirement Security (NIRS) and Aon, The Real Deal for the Public Sector: Retirement Income Adequacy Among U.S. Public Sector Employees. This research finds that state and local em...
NCPERS regularly highlights the latest industry job listings, new hires, and retirement announcements on behalf of its members: https://bit.ly/3Ym2wmv
The latest roundup includes:
- Fairfax County Government Retirement Systems is hiring a Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer.
- Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System announced the hiring of Bill Betts as the system's next Executive Director, following the retirement of current director Robert Wilson.
- Hawaii Employees' Retirement System named Kristin Varela its new CIO, effective January 17.
Find the full roundup here: https://bit.ly/3Ym2wmv
Pension Industry Careers: Job Listings, Hiring, and Retirement Announcements Brought to you by NCPERS for December 2022 ...
"Over the long term, PA Public School Employees' Retirement System - PSERS has taken a conservative approach to investing that has delivered for retired school employees — and Pennsylvania's economy," writes Aaron Chapin in a recent op-ed.
PSERS has delivered for school retirees — and Pa.’s economy | Opinion - Pennsylvania Capital-Star PSERS has taken a conservative approach to investing that has delivered for retired school employees.
Have you registered for tomorrow's webinar? Learn about the state and federal legislation that may impact public pensions in 2023. Panelists will discuss the midterm results, highlight what to watch in the coming year, and more. Register now: https://bit.ly/3FkigPw
The latest edition of GSAM Insights: Public Pension Quarterly discusses the key macro and market issues that plan CIOs are monitoring today:
Public Pension Quarterly 3Q2022: Here Comes The Rain...Again Equity and fixed income markets continued to print negative returns in 3Q as elevated inflation reports and the resultant magnitude of Federal Reserve rate hikes dampened investor sentiment. Ongoing volatility and the positive correlation between equity and fixed income returns year-to-date led to a...
NCPERS Legislative Conference is back in person this January 22-24! Join pension trustees and staff in Washington to learn about key issues and policies impacting . Register now for early bird registration savings: https://bit.ly/3Ba54dG
Join NCPERS next Thursday, December 8 at 1:00 pm ET to learn about the state and federal legislation that may impact public pensions in 2023. Panelists will discuss the midterm results and highlight what to watch in the coming year. Register now: https://bit.ly/3FkigPw
Have alternatives helped or hurt public pension investments? New research from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College looks at investment performance of from 2001 to 2022.
New research from Voya Financial suggests that an employer-sponsored retirement plan is just as important for employee retention as a competitive salary and flexible work arrangements. Among working Americans, 60% are more likely to stay with their current employer if they offer an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
Retirement Plans Remain ‘Critical Component’ in War for Talent While the broad scope of workplace benefits continues to evolve, findings from a new consumer research survey reveal that an employer-sponsored retirement plan is just as important for employee retention as a competitive salary and flexible work arrangements.
Learn best practices and build valuable new connections at NCPERS Pension Communications Summit. https://bit.ly/3tVbokZ
During the "Utilizing Videos and Multimedia Content to Reach Your Members" session, Christina Perea, Outreach Bureau Chief at Public Employees Retirement Association of New Mexico - PERA, and Christian Palmer, Communications Director at Public Safety Personnel Retirement System, will discuss different approaches to video production, how to use multimedia content as part of your member education strategies, and more. Learn more and register now: https://bit.ly/3tVbokZ
Following the midterm elections, NCPERS is looking ahead to 2023. Join us for a webinar on December 8 at 1:00 p.m. ET to learn about the 2023 state and federal legislation impacting public pensions. Register now: https://bit.ly/3Epi9jR
Pension programs should be able to weather a recession without too much harm, retirement experts say:
With a Recession Enroute, Should Pension Funds Be Worried? | Chief Investment Officer Maybe not, data from WTW and others show. Despite some losses lately, they remain in resilient shape. Here’s how.
Benchmark your organization's compensation and benefits packages against peers with NCPERS 2022 Public Pension Compensation Survey. Order your copy today to receive a printed report with analysis of survey data, as well as access to an online interactive dashboard. https://bit.ly/3UGCDvv
Rising interest rates and falling investment returns have depressed pension obligation bond issuance this year, but a new Arizona program could spur local governments to sell debt to raise money to prepay their obligations to the state's largest public retirement system and offer a template for plans in other states.
Amid drop in POB issuance, Arizona launches pension prepayment program Coconino County has issued debt to fund its prepayment to the Arizona State Retirement System, while Pinal County has a bond sale pending.
NCPERS 2022 Public Pension Compensation Survey features in-depth data from more than 150 public pension funds representing more than 9 million active and retired individuals and almost 12,00 staff positions. Order your copy today to receive a printed report with analysis of survey data, as well as access to an online interactive dashboard. https://bit.ly/3UGCDvv
Ricardo Daley of Victory Capital explains why it's important for portfolio managers to take a holistic approach to investing. "From the portfolio manager's perspective, relying solely on published ESG ratings filters out many small companies for whom compliance might be burdensome… So, it is important for portfolio managers to maintain an active approach and engage with companies to explain what information they are looking for and why it's important in their investment decision-making process."
ESG From the Practitioner Point of View By Ricardo Daley, Victory Capital Management Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing has gained immense popularity in the last few years, and there is a good likelihood the practi...
Several Washington insiders say the package of three retirement reform bills, known as "SECURE 2.0," are expected to be consolidated and passed sometime this December, adding to 2019 legislation aimed at increasing retirement plan access and savings in the U.S.
Washington Insiders Offer Timeline Update on SECURE 2.0 | PLANSPONSOR Comprehensive retirement reform is expected to pass this year and is intended to increase access to retirement accounts.
According to a report from The Pew Charitable Trusts, Indiana's funds overall are funded at a sustainable level and making progress on debt reduction, positioning them for long-term stability and providing a model for long-term improvement:
Report: Indiana public pension funds sustainable (The Center Square) – Indiana’s public pensions funds overall are funded at a sustainable level and making progress on debt reduction, positioning them for long-term stability and providing a model
The outcome of several statewide races in the midterm elections could have a significant impact on state pension plans:
Statewide races spotlight pension investments and debate about ESG The outcome of several statewide races in the midterm elections could have a significant impact on state pension plans.
NCPERS 2022 Public Safety Conference, held October 23-26 in Nashville, had record attendance. Read the recap: https://bit.ly/3UeXohL
NCPERS Legislative Conference is back in person this January 22-24! Hear from experts on the critical issues related to pension funds and the current policies affecting them, then visit your elected leaders in Washington, DC. The inaugural Pension Communications Summit will be held in conjunction with the Legislative Conference on January 23-24. You'll walk away with new ideas for how to address your fund's most pressing communications-related challenges and gain knowledge of industry best practices.
Registration Now Open for NCPERS 2023 Legislative Conference, Pension Communications Summit NCPERS Legislative Conference is back in person this January 22-24. The inaugural Pension Communications Summit will be held in conjunction with the Legislative Conference on January 23-24. ...
Jonathan Saidel and Jack Stalzer of Rosen Law Firm discuss recent trends in securities litigation and their impact on : https://bit.ly/3U6MQBj
Recent Trends in Securities Litigation By: Jonathan Saidel and Jack Stalzer, Rosen Law Firm Securities fraud class action litigation is a paramount means through which investors of all types, including institutional pension funds, ...
NCPERS regularly highlights the latest industry job listings on behalf of its member pension funds, stakeholders, and service providers. https://bit.ly/3U1xaze
This month's roundup includes job openings with the County of Humboldt, Kansas Public Employees Retirement System, Louisiana State Police Retirement System and Pennsylvania State Employees' Retirement System.
A new article from Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP discusses why it remains important for public pension plans to continue to monitor and participate in securities class actions so that plan assets can be maximized. https://bit.ly/3zpFNLy
The Importance of Private Enforcement of Federal Securities Laws: Institutional Investors Continue to Outpace SEC By Javier Bleichmar, Nancy Kulesa, and Erin Woods Bleichmar Fonti & Auld LLP This article discusses why it remains important for public pension plans to continue to monitor and pa...
Over the last year inflation has hit record highs, creating a strong effect on our goods, services, travel, and lives in general. Matthew Strom of Segal covers the most common ways that high inflation may affect public pension plans and their funding. https://bit.ly/3gVebaB
The Impact of Inflation on Public Pensions By Matthew Strom, FSA, MAAA, EA, Segal Over the last year inflation has hit record highs, creating a strong effect on our goods, services, travel, and lives in general. In this article, we cov...
What's ahead for hiring? Find out in our recap of last week's webinar and learn about the key findings from NCPERS newly released Public Pension Compensation Survey:
What’s Ahead for Public Pension Hiring? NCPERS hosted a webinar—part of NCPERS Center of Online Learning—on October 19, 2022 to explore the key findings of the inaugural Public Pension Compensation Survey. Panelists also disc...
The 2022 Public Safety Conference wraps up today in Nashville. Thank you to the sponsors: Nuveen, a TIAA company, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP and Wolf Popper.
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