Nigel Jacob, Urban Technologist-in-Residence at Living Cities and convener of its City Accelerator initiative, speaks at Lipscomb University's Collaboration 101 conference about leading examples of urban innovation that relied on collaboration and the emerging practice of collective impact to improve the lives of low-income residents.
Jacob is scheduled to speak at 1:50 Eastern/ 12:50 Central/ 10:50 Pacific on Tuesday, October 21.
At 1:50 p.m., former POY and leader of the City Accelerator initiative Nigel Jacob will discuss urban innovations to help the poor.
Girard Miller the Public Money columnist for GOVERNING and a senior strategist at the PFM Group. He has 30 years of experience in public finance and investments as a former GASB board member, and Janus mutual funds and ICMA Retirement Corp president. He also authored 12 publications in the field, including "Investing Public Funds."
It happens like clockwork. As soon as a magnanimous stock market
boosts pension assets to high-water marks, pension raiders lurk
around--they can't wait to get their hands on the "overfunded"
Public pension funds and retirement plan investors face a challenging year. Here are some key issues for the coming months, including investment return targets, sovereign funds, recession vs. correction, oil, interest rates, the Fed, muni bonds, alternative investments, China, the presidential election cycle and housing.
The lack of "fee transparency" in 401(k) plans has caught the attention of the U.S. Congress, which may require defined-contribution (DC) plan providers to disclose all service fees. That's because fees in public and private DC plans are seldom presented clearly.
State politicians have returned to the slippery slopes of social
investing and pension divestment. In the 1980s, South Africa was the
target. Last year, it was Sudan, followed quickly by Iran, and now
"all terrorist nations" are on blacklists in some states.
New Jersey's ill-fated pension reform plan is history. As 2006 drew to
a close, the governor and legislature, hoping to pay for property-tax
reduction through pension plan reforms, failed to come to an
agreement--much to the relief of thousands of state workers, unionized
and otherwise, who marched on Trenton to make known their concerns
about benefit adjustments.