Director of Research & Analytics
Aaron is responsible for developing and overseeing the Research Center and P&IQ. He joined P&I in 2008 as data editor, where he developed graphic content and analysis. Aaron has a B.S. in Business Administration, finance concentration, from Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he graduated summa cum laude. He also has a M.S. in Accountancy from Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated with High Dean's Honors. He obtained the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation in 2010.
Pensions & Investments will soon launch a new database to cover private funds closings, tracking back to 2010.Assets invested in private equity, credit strategies, real assets and real estate have soared over the past decade. The database will track large institutional funds with more than $1 billion in total commitments. This is the first database that will utilize P&I's new design of the Research Center, a project that provided more data points and increased analytics.
Defined contribution record keepers have begun to integrate with personal digital assistants. In Pensions & Investments' latest survey, six of 36 record keepers reported integration with a digital assistant. The record keepers with integration are some of the largest companies, including Fidelity Investments, TIAA-CREF and Alight Solutions. Voice-activated digital assistants can reach almost 40 million participants with more than $3.5 trillion in assets.