Pension Observer Magazine
You will soon receive the next edition of the TEXPERS Pension Observer in your mailbox. And we can't wait for you to see what your association has been planning.
Once you get the magazine, you will see that we've redesigned the publication. Beyond its fresh look, you will find features articles, news stories, columns, and tips focusing on Texas pensions and politics.
This issue's feature story highlights an El Paso fund's effort to recruit young adults to its board. You'll meet 29-year-old Sean Shelton, learn some insights into the millennial generation, and find out what it took to attract Shelton to become a trustee.
Also, experts will tell you why you need to guard your system's computer network from hackers looking to profit from the sensitive information your fund possesses. After reading it, you may discover that your system may not be as safe as you once thought it was.
You'll also find columns by TEXPERS' board president Paul Brown and Executive Director Max Patterson, news from Texas pension systems and advice from experts. Each edition is planned to bring you a mix of topics and insights centered on public pensions statewide.
(Click the magazine cover above to read a digital version of the magazine.)
The changes are a result of a survey in which TEXPERS' members took part. The survey results indicated that members wanted to read more content about Texas pension funds and politics. During TEXPERS' board retreat last year, staff was directed to overhaul our communications and publications, including the Pension Observer.
You won't be without the investment industry news the publication used to provide. TEXPERS is planning the creation of a separate publication that will feature financial insights from our membership experts.
You may already have noticed changes to our monthly e-newsletter, Outlook. The newsletter is emailed every month and features stories and curated content regarding Texas' public pensions. During Texas's 85th legislative session, we also sent out a few “legislative updates.”
We are excited about the changes and know you will be too. One thing hasn't changed, we want to hear from you. Talk to us. Let us know about things happening at your pension system.
Is your system celebrating a milestone? Do you have new board members? Does your system do something exceptionally well that you think others would like to immolate? Do you have a pension beneficiary you think would make for an interesting story? We want to hear about it. Send story ideas to TEXPERS Communications and Public Relations Manager Allen Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, call him at 713-622-8018, ext. 114.