Research & Commentary: Public Pensions and the Assumed Rate of Return
In states and municipalities across the country, the high cost of traditional defined-benefit public pensions has become a hot-button issue as unfunded liabilities have raced out of control.
How Should Insurers Treat Tobacco Use? A Review of the Research
For insurers, the most salient fact about tobacco use can be summarized simply: overwhelming scientificevidence indicates that all widely used forms of tobacco harm human health.
The Leaflet - What Does The Supreme Court Ruling Mean for States?
What does the Supreme Court ruling mean for states?
Research & Commentary: Proprietary Trading and the Volcker Rule
Proprietary trading is a common financial activity that is currently being targeted for additional regulation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and several high-profile losses by major
The Leaflet - The Fracking Debate
Today, North Carolina is expected to vote to allow the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” for natural
Research & Commentary: Capital Gains Taxes Update
Absent Congressional action, several tax increases will go into effect at the end of the year.
Research & Commentary: Enterprise Value Tax
A proposal from the Obama administration that has generated significant opposition from the financial sector is the enterprise value tax.
Research & Commentary: The Effects of Dividend Tax Changes
Several tax increases are set to go into effect at the end of 2012 unless Congress renews the “Bush Tax Cuts.” One of the most significant increases would be a tax hike on dividends of up to189 per
The Leaflet - Governor Walker's Act 10
It has been a year since Wisconsin’s Act 10, which limited collective bargaining rights for most public employees, went into effect.
Research & Commentary: Carried Interest Taxes
One issue currently under debate is how carried interest, the share of the profits of an investment or investment fund that is paid to an investment manager as compensation, will be taxed.
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