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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”  – H. Jackson Brown Jr A couple of weeks ago, caravans of kids across America dressed as their favorite characters and canvassed the streets with a singular declaration. After a few hours […]

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The Zipper Merge & Rebalancing a Portfolio

October 23, 2018

Author Name By Troy Brown, CFA

If any of our readers has the “joy” of experiencing a commute to or from an urban area with frequent interchanges or has experienced the “wonder” of lane closures during rush hour, often without a worker in sight, this blog’s for you – but it’s probably not what you think. In the field of traffic […]

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Public Funds and Assumed Rates of Return

September 20, 2018

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Many public funds are facing increased scrutiny regarding their required rates of return. These important projections, often referred to as a plan’s “interest assumption”, are used to document the long-term return goals of a pension plan’s investment portfolio and are used in part to determine the level of funding contributions that may be required to […]

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Annual PAPERS Fall Workshop

August 31, 2018

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November 27-28, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA The Pennsylvania Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (PAPERS) offers educational conferences and training opportunities that seek to provide the basis for helping to improve the financial and operational performance of the public employee retirement systems in the Commonwealth.  The Annual PAPERS Fall Workshop, a conference held alternately in the […]

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CCAP Fall Conference

August 31, 2018

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November 18-20, 2018 Dauphin County, PA The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is the voice of Pennsylvania counties. CCAP provides county leaders with information and guidance related to legislation, education, media, insurance, technology and many other issues that help create and maintain crucial services for residents throughout the state. The CCAP Fall Conference features […]

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NCPERS Public Safety Conference

August 31, 2018

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October 28-31, 2018 Las Vegas, NV The National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems (NCPERS) is the largest trade association for public sector pension funds, representing more than 500 funds throughout the United States and Canada. It is a unique non-profit network of trustees, administrators, public officials and investment professionals who collectively manage nearly $3 […]

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October 14 – 17, 2018 New Orleans, LA IFEBP provides information for trustees and administrators designed by trustees and administrators. Attendees can receive education on the critical issues impacting funds today, as well as learn from industry professionals who are paving the way in their fields, apply concepts with small group discussions and workshops, and engage […]

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PML Annual Summit

August 31, 2018

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October 4-6, 2018 Pittsburgh, PA The Pennsylvania Municipal League (PML) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates for Pennsylvania’s 3rd class cities. PML represents participating Pennsylvania cities, townships, town, boroughs, and home rule municipalities that all share the League’s municipal policy interests. The Board of Directors oversees the administration of a wide array of municipal […]

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IPPFA MidAmerican Pension Conference

August 31, 2018

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October 2-5, 2018 Lake Geneva, WI With the recent far reaching changes in pension law and with the difficult challenges yet to come, the IPPFA strives to prepare pension trustees for the future. They provide Training in Ethics, Investment Procedures, Fiduciary Responsibilities, Legal and Legislative Updates, and much more, all featuring nationally renowned speakers. The […]

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TLFFRA Pension Conference

August 31, 2018

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September 30 – October 3, 2018 Temple, TX The Texas Local FireFighters’ Pension Conference is a nonprofit corporation organized under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. The organization is formed for the purpose of educating firefighter pension board members. Because serving on a pension board is often a secondary and voluntary duty for the individuals involved, […]

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