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August 7, 2019
Another Trump Tariff Hike Would Spark a Recession, Morgan Stanley Says

If the US lifts the levy to 25% on all Chinese imports, firm sees worldwide economic downturns

Exclusive: Minnesota CIO’s Strategy Remains Unchanged After Turbulent Markets

Mansco Perry III discusses his formidable long-term strategy.

Family Offices Slash Allocation to Alternatives by More than Half
Perpetual Monetary Easing: Problem Creator for Pension Plans
Scary Similarity: The Roaring Twenties and Today
CalPERS Outlines Key Economic Risks for Next Decade
Ohio’s State Pension Slashes Healthcare Benefits amid Insolvency Concerns Threat
Partial Risk Transfers: Less Than Meets the Eye

Actuarial firms, bankers and insurance companies have been urging U.S. defined benefit plan sponsors to transfer their liabilities to a third party. Transferring the total liability has proven too onerous for most plan sponsors, so these institutions have been pitching partial risk transfers (PRT) instead. However, the touted long-term cost savings and pension risk reduction may turn out to be underwhelming, if not elusive.

US Steel Names Bryan Lewis to Newly Created CIO Role

Lewis joins firm just three days after officially stepping down as Penn SERS CIO.

Energy Institute Blasts BlackRock for Fossil Fuel Losses Despite Renewable Energy Efforts

Report maintains BlackRock lost $90 billion over the past decade due to fossil fuel investments; firm says conclusions are ‘misplaced.’

British American Tobacco in £3.4 Billion Pension Buy-In Deal

Fund is fifth FTSE 100 pension plan to complete risk transfer transaction in 2019.

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