Monthly Archives: May 2013

PBS Frontline’s “The Retirement Gamble” Shoots at the Wrong Targets

PBS Frontline’s recent episode on the defined contribution retirement industry pulled no punches. By highlighting a series of real-life people who have suffered significant losses in their retirement savings, Martin Smith, the episode’s producer, put the spotlight on hidden and high fees, conflicts of interest, and stock market risk as being at the core of what he called America’s retirement crisis.

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Two Arnerich Massena Advisors Speaking at NAGDCA 2013 Annual Conference

Arnerich Massena advisors Vincent Galindo and Jake O’Shaughnessy have both been tapped to speak at this year’s NAGDCA Annual Conference (National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators, Inc.). Both Jake and Vincent are veteran speakers at NAGDCA, having presented on topics ranging from the RFP process to fiduciary risks. Vincent has also served on the NAGDCA Annual Conference Committee, Education Taskforce, Investment Policy Taskforce, and Legislative Committee.

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TEDxPortland: A Resounding Success

Depending on who you ask, you will get wildly different answers as to what the highlight of the 2013 TEDxPortland event was — the live cheetah on stage, the art auction, Tom Brokaw, the after party at Jimmy Maks, or the fact that the speakers were available all day if you wanted to shake hands or just chat — all of these made the day interesting, informative, and inspiring.

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