A research paper critical of existing accounting practices ofstate-sponsored pension plans will be published nextweek on the Society of Actuaries website.

That news comes after several of the paper’s authors accused theSOA and the American Academy of Actuaries of effectively censoringresearch on public pensions' accounting standards, as reported inPensions & Investments.

On Aug. 1, the presidents of each organization issued a jointstatement announcing the disbanding of the Pension Finance Task Force,which was created in 2002 for the purpose of advancing research anddefining best economic principals for pension actuaries.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.