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Thomas Aaron

Vice President - US Public Pension Specialist

Moody's Corporation

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Moody's Corporation

250 Greenwich Street

New York City, New York,10007

United States

Company Description

Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Policy Analyst and Project Manager

San Diego County Bar Association


Instructor of Undergraduate Micro and Macroeconomics

San Diego State University


Affiliations

San Diego Police Department

Budget and Fiscal Policy Advisor


Education

B.A.

Economics

DePaul University


M.A.

Economics

San Diego State University


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Pension Pulse

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But they were clear earlier this month that they feel the system won't be able to earn much more than an annualized 6% over the next decade.Gradual reductionsThomas Aaron, a Chicago-based vice president and senior analyst at Moody's Investors Services, said in an interview that many public plans have lowered their return assumption because of lower capital market assumptions and efforts to reduce risk.
But Mr. Aaron said the reductions have happened "very gradually, it tends to be in increments of 25 or 50 basis points."Statistics from the National Association of State Retirement Administrators show that 43 of 137 public plans have lowered their return assumption since June 30, 2014. But NASRA statistics show only nine plans out of 127 are below 7% and none has gone below 6.5%."CalPERS is the largest pension system in the country; definitely if CalPERS were to make a significant reduction, other plans would take notice," said Mr. Aaron.Mr. Aaron said it would be hard to predict whether other public plans would follow.


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"COLA reform has an immediate impact on accrued liability," said Thomas Aaron, a Chicago-based vice president and senior analyst for Moody's Investor's Service.


Chief Investment Officer - Poor Returns to Erase Years of US Public Pension Gains

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"We project unfunded pension liabilities on a reported basis will grow by at least 10% in fiscal 2016 even under our most optimistic return scenario," said Moody's analyst Thomas Aaron.


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"While GASB 67 and 68 impose many new rules related to pension accounting disclosure, our approach to evaluating credit risk stemming from (public pension funds) remains fundamentally unchanged," said Thomas Aaron, assistant vice president and analyst at Moody's, in the report.
Mr. Aaron, and Timothy F. Blake, a managing director at Moody's, could not be reached for additional information by press time.


Moody’s: Colo. pension system in fiscal trouble | Common Sense Policy Roundtable

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"The reforms substantially reduced PERA's aggregate unfunded liability, first reflected in the actuarial valuation for fiscal year ended 2009," said Moody's analyst Thomas Aaron.


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