Lichtenberger leaves Commission’s pensions unit after seven years

first_imgJung-Duk Lichtenberger, co-author of the White Paper on Pensions, is to leave the European Commission’s insurance and pensions unit after seven years.Lichtenberger will remain within the Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), overseen by commissioner Jonathan Hill, but take over the currently vacant post of deputy head of the Capital Markets Union (CMU) unit.In an internal email seen by IPE, Lichtenberger said: “After having worked for more than seven years on developing the Single Market for pension funds, it is my time to move on. I look forward to staying in touch and to continue working on exciting projects.”Lichtenberger will move to the unit responsible for the development of the CMU next week. He will report to CMU unit head Niall Bohan, who was in charge of the asset management division within the now-defunct Directorate-General for Internal Market and Services (DG MARKT) during José Manuel Barroso’s presidency.Bohan moved to take charge of the new unit when the CMU policy was unveiled in 2014 by current president Jean-Claude Juncker.Although the CMU unit will be a departure from pensions, it is still likely to deal with pension matters, as Hill previously identified the “underdeveloped” nature of the personal pensions market as a hurdle to the project’s success.To that end, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority this week published a consultation on a new pan-European personal pension regime.Prior to joining the Commission, Lichtenberger worked for the European Central Bank, writing research papers for the institution.He studied at the University of Hull and the University of Warwick, both in the UK, and the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Reims in France.During his time at DG MARKT, he authored the 2012 White Paper on Pensions and was more recently involved in the revised version of the IORP Directive.At the time, the White Paper backed the idea of a level playing field between insurers and pension funds.Lichtenberger has since seemingly distanced himself from the idea, telling a conference earlier this year that there were “no plans to introduce Solvency II [for pension funds] through the back-door”, casting doubt on Hill’s returning to the matter in the foreseeable future after it was abandoned by predecessor Michel Barnier in 2013.last_img read more

Syracuse defensive end Luke Arciniega won’t use final year of eligibility

first_imgSyracuse junior defensive end Luke Arciniega will not use his final year of eligibility, he posted on Instagram Sunday.He medically redshirted in 2014 and in March, received two years of eligibility back from the NCAA. He was honored with the Orange’s graduating class during Saturday’s Senior Day festivities.“Last time stepping on a football field as a player. Time flys been playing this game since I was 7,” Arciniega posted. “Couldn’t be more proud to end my career with these coaches and my brothers here one last time in the Dome. #BleedOrange #ForeverOrange”Arciniega missed the final four games of the season after taking a helmet-to-helmet on Oct. 31 vs. Florida State. He graduated from high school in 2010 and was medically disqualified from Nevada before even playing a game. He spent the next year trying to get cleared, but eventually transferred to Sierra College and played there in the 2012 season. He’s spent the last three years at SU.Arciniega finished this season second on the team in sacks with four and fifth in tackles for loss with five and a half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on November 29, 2015 at 1:03 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Related Stories Syracuse defensive end Luke Arciniega granted 2 extra years of eligibility from NCAAcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Elizabeth Ann “Liz” Miller, 50, formerly of Wellington: November 3, 1964 – July 9, 2015

first_imgElizabeth MillerElizabeth Ann “Liz” Miller, age 50, of Guthrie died July 4, 2015. She was born November 3, 1964 in Guthrie to Raymond and Geraldine (McCarthy) Miller.Liz had lived in Guthrie most of her life. She was employed at Golden Age Nursing Home as Activities Director. She was a member of the APA Pool League and enjoyed poker, bingo, muscle cars and motorcycles.Survivors include her 6 children, Troy (Courtney) Freeborn of Weatherford, Terry Blue, Jr., Kevin Blue and Shelia Miller all of Guthrie, Stacey (Byron) Briggs of Norman and Rachel Rivera of Guthrie. She is also survived by her sister Linda (Steve) Varnadore of Lake Alfred, FL, 3 brothers, Billy (Donna) Miller of Guthrie, Charles (Debbie) Miller of Edmond and Brad (Shawn) Miller of Guthrie and 14 grandchildren. Liz was preceded in death by her parents and brother Howard Miller in 1960.Graveside Services will be held at 2 p.m., on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie with Chaplain Gene Owen officiating. Services are under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home.Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Thursday from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.hayesfh.comlast_img read more