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Shelby George

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Library » Fixed Income Literacy

April 05, 2016 | Investment Themes

Fixed income can be a daunting topic for even the savviest of investors. So it is no surprise that a recent Edward Jones survey found that 63% of Americans "don't know" how rising rates will affect their portfolios, while another 24% feel "completely in the dark." Many plan sponsors feel the …

Library » Basics of Corporate Pension Plan Funding

September 17, 2014 | Active Management

In general, a pension plan is a promise from a Plan Sponsor (often the employer) to participants (employees) of benefits to be paid during retirement. Pension plans are often used to attract and/or retain employees. Additionally, many plans are implemented or maintained for the tax advantages …

Library » Helping Employers and Employees Navigate the Health/Wealth Convergence

November 18, 2013 | Retirement Plans

Introduction Mariners understand that some of the trickiest waters to navigate are located where two strong currents converge, creating powerful and dangerous swirls. Both employers and employees find themselves attempting to navigate the waters where the strong currents of retirement planning …

Library » Corporate Pension Plan Credit Balance Decisions

January 08, 2013 | Retirement Plans

Introduction The following provides a general overview of credit balances, their effect on funding levels and minimum required contributions for qualified single employer defined benefit pension plans, and key considerations with regard to utilizing or reducing a credit balance. Ultimately, …

Library » An Evolving Landscape: Regulatory Impacts on Convergence Choices

November 28, 2012 | Retirement Plans

At a basic level, laws are constructed to provide order or process through rules. When a law is enacted, an increased level of certainty or clarity is therefore implied. This has not been the case with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) or the Supreme Court’s …