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  • Navigating The New Normal
    Navigating The New Normal

    How do you gain strategic clarity when your crystal ball is cloudy?

    by Jill J. Johnson, MBA

    Today’s business climate continues to be exceptionally complex and volatile. Even as we move into this “new normal” environment, we no longer have the luxury of being able to take for granted that shifting trends will be visible or that customer needs will be stable. Now is the time to clarify what is required to…
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  • Small Businesses Remain Resilient Amid Pandemic
    Small Businesses Remain Resilient Amid Pandemic

    By adapting and making major changes to their operations such as increased use of technology

    Amid this year's historic coronavirus pandemic, businesses are adapting by making major changes to their operations including increased use of technology, according to the latest PNC semi-annual survey of small and mid-size business owners and executives, which concluded Sept. 8.
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  • The Era of Big Government is Upon Us
    The Era of Big Government is Upon Us

    In which governments take a more direct and proactive role in economic policy and management through fiscal policy

    A new era of big government has begun and is likely to remain underway for decades to come, according to analysis from the global macro research team at Insight Investment, a world-leading defined benefit investment manager with $909bn under management, which includes assets managed for approximately 23 million plan participants across the world.
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  • True Unemployment Effects on US States Masked by Workforce Exits
    True Unemployment Effects on US States Masked by Workforce Exits

    Challenging their ability to manage through the crisis

    In addition to large swings in headline unemployment figures this year, material labor force exits are complicating the picture for US states. Certain states have seen an outsized proportion of their populations drop out of the labor force since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, clouding an already high and uncertain unemployment landscape, says Fitch…
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  • New Opportunities and Risks for the U.S. and Canada in Digital Channels During Global Pandemic
    New Opportunities and Risks for the U.S. and Canada in Digital Channels During Global Pandemic

    Overall decline in human-initiated attacks, growth in bot attacks targeting financial services organizations

    LexisNexis® Risk Solutions today released its biannual Cybercrime Report, which tracks global cybercrime activity from January through June 2020. The report dives deep into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the global digital economy, regional economies, industries, businesses and consumer behavior. The period has seen strong transaction volume growth compared to 2019 but an overall…
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  • Tech Sector Slip Continues
    Tech Sector Slip Continues

    Stocks slipped as the technology sector remained under pressure and a mid-week announcement by the Federal Reserve failed to inspire investors

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 0.03%, while the Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.64%. The Nasdaq Composite index dropped 0.56% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, rose 0.75%
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  • Boom or Bust: Investors Believe Economic Fallout Is Far From Over, Despite Market Rally
    Boom or Bust: Investors Believe Economic Fallout Is Far From Over, Despite Market Rally

    Ongoing concerns of COVID-19 and presidential election loom

    After falling sharply between February and May with the rapid onset of the coronavirus pandemic, investor optimism showed little improvement in August despite the market rally. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index registered 18 in the third quarter survey, conducted Aug. 10 – 16 among U.S. adults with $10,000 or more invested in…
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  • American Academy of Actuaries Recognizes Members
    American Academy of Actuaries Recognizes Members

    For volunteer and public services

    The American Academy of Actuaries is pleased to announce the recipients of its two most prestigious annual awards, the 2020 Jarvis Farley Service Award and the 2020 Robert J. Myers Public Service Award, and four recipients of its 2020 Outstanding Volunteerism Awards. The award recipients will be recognized during the Academy’s virtual 2020 Annual Meeting…
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  • How To Prepare For The Transition Away From LIBOR
    How To Prepare For The Transition Away From LIBOR

    And the consensus is in: Act fast!

    The London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is one of the most important and highly used interest rates in the world. A market standard since 1986, it underpins an estimated $400 trillion in tens of millions of contracts. But it’s on its way out. LIBOR is being phased out by the end of 2021 due to…
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  • The New Uncertainty
    The New Uncertainty

    Five ways CFOs are looking at the world

    We are now five months into the COVID-19 pandemic and, while some economies are taking steps to reopen, uncertainty still prevails. The chief financial officers (CFOs) and Finance teams we work with have gotten through the initial crisis stages, but they are still trying to make sense of new economic realities.
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  • Virtual Enrollment, Real Benefits: Five Tips to Help Employers Navigate the New Reality
    Virtual Enrollment, Real Benefits: Five Tips to Help Employers Navigate the New Reality

    45% of adults unsure if short-term disability covers COVID-19

    Virtual graduation, Zoom weddings, sports without spectators — this year everything looks different and open enrollment will be no exception. The days of in-person presentations and paper pamphlets are over — open enrollment is going virtual. Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE:LNC) understands that this new reality and the ongoing pandemic create a greater need for education…
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  • Pandemic Spurs Remote Work, Raises Office REIT Cash Flow Risk
    Pandemic Spurs Remote Work, Raises Office REIT Cash Flow Risk

    Cash flow will be affected over the near term

    The acceleration of the remote working or the work from home (WFH) trend and the loss of office-based jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic is pressuring US office REIT cash flows, says Fitch Ratings. We expect recent tenant densification and the prevalence of long-term leases to lessen risk. However, cash flow will be hurt over…
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  • Diverging US, EU ESG Regulations Could Impact Fund Returns
    Diverging US, EU ESG Regulations Could Impact Fund Returns

    By translating into differing investment considerations, risks and potential returns over the longer term

    Divergence between U.S. and EU/UK regulations regarding sustainable investing is increasing, as seen with the disparate interpretation and application of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) rules for pension funds, Fitch Ratings says.
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