Staying Ahead of the Curve

Ideas and Insights to Help Build a Better Retirement and Financial System

An Update on the Retirement Landscape

Tim Rouse, Executive Director, the SPARK Institute, shares an update on the retirement plan landscape.

An Update on Local, Municipal and State Government Retirement Programs

Robert Schultze, President and CEO of ICMA-RC, discusses some of the trends in the public defined contribution market and the importance of people and technology in the industry. 

The Latest Trends for Plan Sponsors in the Governmental Market

Andrew Whiting, Vice President and Head of Government Markets at Lincoln Financial Group, discusses the latest trends for plan sponsors in the governmental market.

The Use of Direct Real Estate and Less Liquid Investments in DC Plans

Jennifer Perkins, Co-President of the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council (DCREC), discusses the use of direct real estate and less liquid investments in defined contribution retirement plans.

An Update on the Oregon State-Run Auto-IRA Programs

Lisa Massena, Executive Director of OregonSaves shares an update on the program. The OregonSaves initiative provides a savings vehicle for employees of firms without formal retirement programs.

A Look at Tax Reform and its Potential Impact on Retirement Programs

Elizabeth (Beth) Bell, Tax Counsel at U.S. Senate, Senator Benjamin Cardin's (D-MD) Office, discusses the ongoing, bi-partisan interest in tax reform and what it could mean for retirement programs.

Addressing the Appropriateness of Target Date Funds

Joseph C. Flaherty, Jr., Chief Investment Risk Officer, MFS Investment Management & Denise Burns, CFA, Vice President & Head of Investments, Cammack Retirement Group discuss the appropriateness of target date funds.

A Look at the United Kingdom Pension System

Charlotte Clark, Director of Private Pensions and Stewardship at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) discusses the United Kingdom Pension System and how it differs from the U.S. Model.

A Case Study: The City of Los Angeles

Steven Montagna, Executive Director of the City of Los Angeles Deferred Compensation Plan, shares some of the innovative ways the city is engaging employees to ensure retirement readiness and financial wellness.

National Retirement Security Week

Polly Scott, Communications and 457 Deferred Compensation Plan Manager for the Wyoming Retirement System and NAGDCA Past-President discusses the National Retirement Security Week initiative and the Your Whole Story campaign



Note: This feature is to provide general information only, does not constitute legal advice, and cannot be used or substituted for legal or tax advice.

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