The U. S. Pension Crisis: What We Need to Do Now to Save America's Pensions

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ExpressIt Media LLC, Dec 17, 2013 - 240 pages
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America faces its greatest financial challenge since the Great Depression: The U.S. Pension Crisis! A devastating pension crisis looms as spiking contribution costs and promised benefit payments threaten the solvency of many corporations, cities, and states. This book details how improper accounting rules misled pension managers to follow the wrong objectives, leading to a financial crisis of epic proportions. Award-winning author Ronald J. Ryan details just how the pension crisis developed and what pension decision makers need to do now to solve this dilemma. He offers a compelling strategy to reduce pension costs and reach a fully funded status.

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Bio of Ronald J. Ryan, CFA A recipient of the financial industry's prestigious William F. Sharpe Index Lifetime Achievement Award, and many other industry accolades, Ron Ryan is a respected financial asset/liability expert. He is the CEO and founder of Ryan ALM, Inc., a bond asset/liability advisory and bond index firm that provides major financial indexes and strategies for pensions and ETFs. With a background that includes creating three fixed income firms, Director of Research at Lehman Brothers, Head of Texas' largest fixed income trust department, and security analyst at Louisiana's largest institutional investment entity, he is imminently qualified to sound the alarm on the fast-approaching pension crisis. Over the span of his 45+ year career, Ron and his associates have designed and implemented numerous bond indexes and investment strategies. To learn more about Ron Ryan, CFA, visit

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