The Pension Research Council at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce that Capital Group has rejoined the Council as an Associate Level Member of the Council for 2019. Capital Group has been a PRC member since 2016.
P. Brett Hammond, Research Leader at Capital Group 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. 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.
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 close research relationship with the Capital Group. We look forward to building new knowledge together on global retirement security.”
Capital Group has been singularly focused on delivering superior results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability since 1931. As of June 30, 2018, Capital Group manages more than US $1.8 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individual and institutional investors around the world. It offers a range of products, including more than 40 mutual funds through its subsidiary, American Funds, as well as separately managed accounts (or collective investment trusts), private equity, and investment services.
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 Working Paper Library.
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