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U.S. Public Pension Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Trustees and Investment Staff

Von M. Hughes

The first comprehensive guide to mastering the roles and responsibilities of a public pension fiduciary in the U. S. In an ever-changing financial and political landscape, your job as a public pension fiduciary continues to get more difficult.

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Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publish Date: 08/21/2019
Pages: 496
ISBN-13: 9781260134766
ISBN-10: 1260134768
Language: English

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The first comprehensive guide to mastering the roles and responsibilities of a public pension fiduciary in the U.S.
In an ever-changing financial and political landscape, your job as a public pension fiduciary continues to get more difficult. Now, you have the help you need.
U.S. Public Pension Handbook is the only one-stop resource that covers the various areas of public pension policy design, governance, investment management, infrastructure, accounting, and law. This comprehensive guide presents critical data, information, and insights in topic-specific, easy-to-understand ways--providing the knowledge you need to elevate your expertise and overall contribution to your pension plan or system. U.S. Public Pension Handbook covers:
-Today's domestic and global public pension marketplace-The ins and outs of the defined benefit model, the defined contribution model, and hybrid pension designs-Financial concepts central to the actuarial valuation of pension obligations-Public pension investment policies and philosophies-Asset allocations and how they have changed over time-State and local government pension contribution policies-The impact of governance structure and board composition on organizational results-Fiduciary responsibility and the general legal/regulatory framework governing trustees-How changes in trust law may affect public pension trustee fiduciary responsibility and liability-Best practices in pension governance and organizational design
Public pension trustees are the unsung heroes of the world of finance, collectively managing over $6 trillion in retirement assets in this country alone. U.S. Public Pension Handbook provides the grounding you need to make sure you perform your all-important job with the utmost expertise and professionalism.

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