Such retirement plans value assets on a daily basis, presenting a challenge for private equity firms that hold dozens of years long investments. While private equity pitch is that it offers greater returns than traditional mutual funds, it may be hard to ensure each plan participant gets the best of what the asset class has to offer.a lot of sensitivity to fees, and you need to demonstrate a huge amount of alpha to a participant to justify putting private equity in a plan, said Brooks Herman, head of data and research at BrightScope Inc., which rates retirement plans. Holding an asset that can be less transparent with its holdings, and the returns can be staggering in their difference between top quartile and bottom.
Some of you may recall this as one of the races cancelled by snow back in March. Rather than issue refunds, the organisers went down the route of postponing the race and inviting people to resell entries if they could no longer make the new date. Having bought a place from somebody else before the snow fell, I was determined to make use of it rather than write the race off, especially after I felt a wee bit short changed at the Shakespeare Half Marathon..
GORDON: Yeah. Hey, George Curry. Here’s the difference today with these layoffs then of years gone by. And to rub the crappiness of the run in my face I was overtaken by a guy who was running in a button up shirt and belted suit trousers. He did wear runners so at least there that! Hewasn running for the bus either; the dude really was out putting in some distance. I am guessing there was some religious reason to his attire but he did put my sweat wicking, all singing all dancing Nike duds to shame.
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The history of this Polish city, formerly known as Danzig, mirrors that of Szczecin, with periods of Pomeranian, Prussian and German rule. In 1308 it was captured by the Margraviate of Brandenburg, and as many as 10,000 residents massacred; subsequent wars saw it passed back and forth between Teutonic and Polish rulers. Prussia annexed it in 1793, crushing a student uprising, but after the First World War, and in accordance with the Treaty of Versailles, it became a “free city” (though with external affairs largely under Polish control).