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CFA Institute names new president, CEO
truePaul H. Smith was named president and CEO of the CFA Institute, effective Tuesday.
Oklahoma Public Employees re-signs actuary, auditor
trueOklahoma Public Employees Retirement System rehired Cavanaugh Macdonald Consulting and Finley & Cook as its actuarial consultant and internal auditor, respectively, pending successful contract negotiations.
Arizona auditor general taps Gallagher for performance audit of 2 pension funds
trueArizona Office of the Auditor General hired Gallagher Fiduciary Advisors to conduct a performance audit of the $33.7 billion Arizona State Retirement System and $8.1 billion Arizona Public Safety Personnel Retirement System.
Iowa PERS seeks independent audit, evaluation of actuary
trueIowa Public Employees’ Retirement System is searching for a firm to provide actuarial audit services
Mercer: Industry-specific mortality assumptions can alter pension liabilities
trueSome corporate defined benefit plans would be better served by adopting industry-specific mortality assumptions rather than the new Society of Actuaries mortality tables, said a recent webcast from Mercer.
NYC comptroller seeks review of asset management office, preps consultant search
trueNew York City comptroller's office is searching for a firm to conduct a management and operation review of the Bureau of Asset Management, the unit responsible for assisting the boards of the five pension funds that make up the New York City Retirement Systems.
Irving pension fund sues Tesco for fraud
trueTesco PLC and its directors misled investors about its financial health, according to a Texas pension fund that sued the U.K.’s biggest retailer just as it’s facing an onslaught from rival European companies.
Solutions to the pension crisis
trueIf U.S. pensions funds were to mark-to-market assets and liabilities, they would have a deficit of about $4 trillion. If TARP I was a national emergency at $800 billion, what do you call this?
Colorado PERA signs up for actuarial audit
trueColorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association, Denver, hired Milliman to provide actuarial audit services.
Good returns ease public pension fund fears as GASB changes take hold
trueThe first batch of public pension fund financial reports under new accounting standards will be out this fall, and after a bumpy adjustment period, the preliminary results so far are good — or at least not as bad as expected.
U.K. accounting changes could slash pensions on balance sheets
trueProposed changes to pensions accounting standards could wipe more than £25 billion ($42 billion) from FTSE 350 company balance sheets
Iowa Municipal Fire & Police seeks actuarial auditor
trueIowa Municipal Fire & Police Retirement System issued an RFP for an actuarial audit services firm.
Chicago Municipal fund searching for actuary
trueChicago Municipal Employees' Annuity & Benefit Fund is searching for an actuarial consultant.
New actuary tables may be 'nail in the coffin' for DB plans
trueThe measured value of liabilities for most defined benefit plans will increase between 3% and 8% with the adoption of new mortality tables, said a report from Wilshire Consulting.
Hedge funds, banks come under fire for basket options
trueRenaissance Technologies, Barclays Bank PLC, and Deutsche Bank AG were criticized for misusing structured financial products to avoid taxes and banking leverage limits.