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The Importance of Hiring an Independent Actuary

The Importance of Hiring an Independent Actuary

As with many professional industries, pension actuaries / firms have a variety of experiences with their clients that lead to a range of comfort levels/expertise. Some actuaries/firms have developed PBGC premium savings strategies, investment strategies or...

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Reasons to Hire an Institutional Investment Advisor

Reasons to Hire an Institutional Investment Advisor

Many defined contribution retirement plan sponsors choose not to work with an institutional investment advisor. In this note we explain why unadvised plan sponsors could be patsies in the game of picking skilled active managers: the pros are likely eating their lunch.

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Ryan McGlothlin to Speak at Enrolled Actuaries Meeting

Ryan McGlothlin to Speak at Enrolled Actuaries Meeting

P-Solve managing director, Ryan McGlothlin, will be speaking at this year's Enrolled Actuaries Meeting in Washington, DC on April, 09, 2018, 2:45PM - 4:00PM EST Ryan will be speaking in the investment issues session, 301 - Investment Basics for Pension...

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Doris

Doris

Doris is a Highland cow who lives on my family’s farm on the edge of the Peak District. As you can see she seems quite happy in the snow. In fact Doris is comfortable whatever the weather. Most of the other breeds of cattle struggle in the...

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Probabilities – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Probabilities – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

When I left the office last night the probability of Trump winning the US presidential election was 15%. We had some very keen people in the office tracking the odds as shown below: In the night the probability of a Trump win dipped to 9% – we all now know what...

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Do Valuation Assumptions Matter?

Do Valuation Assumptions Matter?

I have read with interest First Actuarial’s article on recasting  the PPF7800 index using, what they believe may be, more “realistic” assumptions for asset returns. For those who haven’t read it the data look promising. The latest PPF7800 numbers quote a funding...

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