“The increase in global equity values for the 12-month period ending June 30, 2017 was a primary driver of the improved funding levels,” says Ned McGuire, at Wilshire Consulting.
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The Implementation Guide answers questions about Statement No. 68, “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Pensions” and Statement No. 74, “Financial Reporting for Postemployment Benefit Plans Other Than Pension Plans.”
The impact of investment of assets plus spending of pension checks by retirees in 2016 yielded a $1.3 trillion contribution to the economy and $277.6 billion to state and local revenues, according to research from NCPERS.
The lawsuit alleges investment firms sold investments to KRS that were “extremely high-risk” and produced “excessive fees, poor returns and ultimately, losses.”
The NIRS studied the case of Palm Beach, Florida, which it says offers “an important cautionary tale on the detrimental impacts of switching public employees from DB pensions to DC accounts.”
Public pension fund members surveyed expressed interest in more transparency about pension fund investments and investment returns.
A relatively large allocation to international equities in Public Funds helped them beat out returns for Corporate ERISA plans and Foundations & Endowments, according to Northern Trust.