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David Krasnow
David Krasnow
President and Chief Executive Officer

David Krasnow received his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 1991 and began his career in the pension industry shortly thereafter with Great West Retirement Services in Chicago, Illinois.

After working for GWRS for seven years, David decided to pursue different avenues within the pension field and became a Vice President of Institutional Sales with Key Bank in Cleveland, Ohio. 

After two years with Key Bank, David had a strong desire to become an independent pension advisor because of the need that he saw for more comprehensive, hands-on service, than that which was being provided by the large institutions. In 1999, David formed Pension Advisors, a retirement plan advisory firm in Beachwood, Ohio.

Pension Advisors has grown into a nine-person firm with over ninety corporate accounts and assets over $500 Million. Pension Advisors’ strength lies in its in-depth knowledge of the pension industry, its aggressive, on-going servicing of its existing accounts, as well as becoming a pioneer in the managed account industry. In 2005, Pension Advisors became the first pension advisory firm nationally to introduce its own managed account product, AdviseMe!® which enables it to personally manage individual participants’ 401(k) accounts. 

In addition, David often speaks at various forums nationwide including SHRM, ASPPA and SPARK. Just this year he was invited to participate at the Target Date Fund Hearings in Washington DC, and testified on a panel before the SEC and DOL.

David lives in Moreland Hills, Ohio with his wife, Beth, and their four children. David is an avid golfer, enjoys coaching his children’s sports teams, and spending time with his family.   David’s life-long dream is to make a hole-in-one.

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Latest Updates & Information

2nd Qtr 2017 Market Insights

U.S. Economy – Good The key factors we track, unemployment, housing, and inflation, are still healthy.  There has been little change to inflation, which stays solidly below 2%, but remains in a safe zone. 

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1st Quarter 2017 Market Commentary

U.S. Economy – Good The key factors we track, unemployment, housing, and inflation, are all favorable. Unemployment is now in the 4.7% range, while wage inflation has held its slight upward trend.

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4th Q Market Insights

There were two events in the Fourth Quarter that influenced U.S. and foreign financial markets: Donald Trump won the presidential election which led to positive growth on Wall Street & the Federal Reserve’s December interest rate of 0.25% signified the Fed's confidence in the improving U.S. economy.

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