The Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Almanac Realty Investors has rejoined the Council as an Associate of the Council for 2020. Almanac first joined the PRC in 2018.
Matthew Kaplan, Managing Partner at Almanac, said, “The Pension Research Council of the Wharton School has made significant contributions to understanding how people worldwide prepare for retirement, and we are delighted to support this effort. As an investment manager and adviser to significant amounts of pension fund assets, we look forward to working with our academic and business partners to advance research, explore policy issues, and develop innovative approaches to retirement in the United States and abroad.”
Dr. Olivia S. Mitchell, Professor of Insurance/Risk Management and Applied Economics/Policy, and Executive Director of the Wharton’s Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania, said: “The Council is delighted to continue its research relationship with Almanac Realty Investors. We look forward to ever-greater collaboration on matters of retirement security and financial literacy, in the US and around the globe.”
Almanac Realty Investors is a leading provider of growth capital investments in best in class real estate operating companies. Almanac’s portfolio companies are structured to combine proven management teams within a specific real estate sector together with ownership of focused portfolios of real estate assets and interests. These companies are governed by a board of directors consisting primarily of representatives from the management teams and Almanac, with a focus on protecting and growing shareholder value, generating dividends, setting strategy, allocating capital and working with management to optimize resources.
The Pension Research Council is committed to generating debate on key policy issues affecting pensions and other employee benefits. The Council sponsors interdisciplinary research on private pension and social security programs, as well as related benefit plans in the United States and around the world. It supports scholarly research on global aging, successful retirement, and retirement income security while facilitating access to research and data critical to the investigation of retirement security. Recent working papers are available for download at the Pension Research Council repository on Scholarly Commons.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
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