An Executive Approach to Accelerating Infrastructure Investment

2/20/18 8:54 AM

In the first post of Summit’s blog series on the White House’s new infrastructure plan, Summit Senior Manager Ian Weise and Summit Senior Consultant Sam Seong preview the Infrastructure Investment Program.

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Opportunity Zones: An Overview

2/19/18 10:11 AM

In the first post of our Opportunity Zones blog series, Summit Senior Consultant Joe Bateman breaks down the legislation introducing the tax incentive, and how governors can efficiently determine which census tracks should be Opportunity Zones.

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Complexity Simplified: Statistical Sampling

2/16/18 8:56 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit Senior Consultant Balint Peto discusses his latest blog post in our Strength In Numbers series.

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Topics: Complexity Simplified, strength in numbers

Complexity Simplified: Credit Risk Rating Tools 

2/12/18 9:28 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, we break down credit risk rating tools.

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Strength In Numbers: Sampling, A Powerful Tool in Expert Hands

2/9/18 9:57 AM

In the third post of this series, we show how statistical sampling could provide accurate and precise quantitative evidence cost effectively. You can find the rest of the Strength In Numbers blog posts here.

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Complexity Simplified: Vendor Data Management

2/8/18 11:29 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, we break down vendor data management.

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How EBSA Is Changing the Definition of an “Employer”

2/7/18 9:03 AM

On January 5, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employee Benefit Security Administration (EBSA) proposed a rule that would change how an employer is defined under section 3(5) of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Association health plans. This proposal is intended to broaden the existing definition of an employer in an effort to expand access to affordable health coverage, specifically for small employers and self-employed individuals. The proposal was also developed in direct response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to expand access to association health plans.

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Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HECMs) and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

2/6/18 9:08 AM

On January 2, 2018, NPR posted the article “Tax Changes Could Hurt Affordability At High End Of The Housing Market," The article details some potential effects of the recently signed Republican tax law (the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017,) on the housing industry. In the article, Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, predicts that “by the summer of 2019, housing prices nationwide will be about 4 percent less than they otherwise would have been.” Borrowers with higher-priced homes and borrowers in “high-tax states such as New York, Maryland, Connecticut and California” would likely be the most affected. The article explains that the decline in house prices would likely be driven by a reduced mortgage interest deduction and a cap on state and local property tax deductions.

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Complexity Simplified: Portfolio Management

2/5/18 9:02 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, we discuss portfolio management.

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Complexity Simplified: Using Regression for Pay Equity Analyses

2/2/18 8:35 AM

On this episode of Complexity Simplified, Summit's Labor Economist Dr. Shane Thompson discusses his latest post in our Strength In Numbers blog series.

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Topics: strength in numbers

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