Washington Insights – Summer 2019

Jun 7, 2019 | Jon Vogler

In this edition of Washington Insights, we examine the provisions of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act. Recently passed by the US House of Representatives, this is the most comprehensive retirement bill considered by Congress in more than a decade. We analyze the prospects for it to be adopted by the Senate, or alternatively reconciled with the Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act (RESA) — a similar bill in the Senate. We will then assess the likelihood of this legislation (as well as a second separate retirement bill) becoming law later this year.

Brexit: The consequences of economic policy uncertainty

May 7, 2019 | Kristina Hooper

Economic policy uncertainty has for decades been recognized by economists as having the potential to negatively impact economic growth.