It’s hard to believe that Phish‘s 13-night run at Madison Square Garden is actually coming near an end. The triumphant Baker’s Dozen has been a truly legendary task by the Vermont-bred foursome, and their execution has been mind-blowing to new extents. With each night bringing a new donut flavor, and therefore a theme for each setlist to conform to, the band has reached new heights of creativity, improvisation, and mastery with their no-repeat streak. This all makes Sunday’s show the most sought out of them all, as it will conclude their record-breaking performances on a day of the week notorious for specialty shows. Fans who are shut out of the Garden will inevitably be searching for ways to feast their ears on Sunday night’s show.SiriusXM Jam_On has announced that they will be live streaming Sunday night’s Phish show. Tune in to channel 29 to listen to crisp audio of the full show, starting around 8:00PM EST. Glaze On![cover photo by Dave DeCrescente]
The Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees have requested information on the endowments of the 56 universities with the highest endowments in the country, Bloomberg Business reported last week.With an endowment of $10.5 billion, Notre Dame remains among the wealthiest universities: Bloomberg lists the University’s endowment as the sixth-largest in the country.Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Scott Malpass said the inquiry was not unusual.“Congress from time to time in exercising its duties seeks information from various parties, both public and private, in order to better inform themselves on policy issues,” Malpass said in an email. “Notre Dame, like many other organizations around the country, often contributes to a better understanding of particular issues that are of interest to Congress.”The letter received by Harvard University president Drew Gilpin Faust obtained by the Chronicle of Higher Education included 13 questions related to endowment management, endowment spending and use, donations and conflicts of interest.Malpass said the University will supply the information sought in the letter by the two committees.“In this case, Congress is requesting information that relates to the development of tax policy, and we will assist fully in that discussion,” he said. “These are private inquiries by Congress so the content of any such responses are not made public.”Tags: Congress, Notre Dame endowment
The European Commission calls for input on the debate over a pan-European pension productThe European Commission is inviting pension funds, asset managers, insurance undertakings, individuals, consumers associations and public authorities to join the debate on the need for a pan-European pension product during a public hearing to be held on 24 October in Brussels.The hearing is part of the Commission’s work to consider proposals for a simple, efficient and competitive EU personal pension product. More investment into personal pensions could contribute to a stronger single market for capital through an increase in the funds available to finance the economy, as highlighted in the Commission communication ‘Capital Markets Union, accelerating reform’, adopted on 14 September.Vice-presidents of the Commission Valdis Dombrovskis and Jyrki Katainen, and commissioner Marianne Thyssen, will deliver keynote speeches. Prominent representatives of industry, consumer associations and academia will provide their views and take part in panel debates. All participants are invited to join the debate on key topics: Is there a need for promoting personal pensions in the EU? How can the current demographic challenges be addressed? Complementing public pensions and occupational pensions with personal pensions could be beneficial to individuals, increasing the choices for retirement savings, and to the wider economy, contributing to the creation of a capital markets union.How should a European personal pension product look like?A European personal pension product should be an attractive choice of saving for individuals and create benefits for providers. An adequate level of investment protection, transparency and the potential for good returns could attract savings from individuals. Economies of scale and efficiency gains, as well as cross-border passporting and distribution, could be among the benefits for providers operating in a European personal pension’s market.What are the challenges of a European personal pensions framework?Switching between personal pension products, domestic products and, when moving across borders, the decumulation of retirement savings and the general tax treatment of personal pension products remain important challenges to creating a single market for personal pensions. The hearing will provide important feedback from stakeholders to determine if EU action fostering the emergence of European personal pension products that are simple, affordable, transparent and provide better returns, would be appropriate and proportionate. The hearing also feeds into a public consultation due by 31 October.For more information on the hearing and registration, click here. To respond to the public consultation, click here. Philippe Caluwaerts is policy officer for insurance and pensions at the European Commission’s directorate general for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
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