The implications of unfunded pension liabilities have become an ever-increasing concern for muni issuers and investors. Among the most important issues are the extremely weak pension fund returns for the past fiscal year, but perhaps more importantly, growing pressure to drastically reduce assumed investment returns, which would cause unfunded liabilities and required annual contributions to skyrocket. Mark Meyer and other panelists will examine the growing budget, credit and policy implications of these factors from the viewpoint of an actuary, a rating agency analyst and a muni strategist.
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What is disparate impact testing?
Disparate impact testing requires quantitatively testing models for fairness with respect to classes of borrowers protected under the Equal Credit Opportunity...