Braunwyn Windham-Burke and husband Sean Burke have been married for more than 20 years, but it hasn’t always smooth sailing for the Real Housewives of Orange County couple.While Bravo fans met Braunwyn in 2019 when she joined the cast of RHOC for season 14, she started seeing Sean when she was just 18 years old.- Advertisement – Before season 15 of RHOC started airing in October 2020, Braunwyn sparked split speculation as she promoted a Zoom session with a divorce specialist.Scroll through for more on Braunwyn and Sean’s ups and downs: – Advertisement – “I learned [doing the show] that I can’t always rely on my husband,” she explained in a 2019 interview. “I’ve been with my husband since I was 18, so I had to stand on my own two feet for the first time in my entire adult life. And that was not always easy.”Braunwyn and Sean tied the knot in 2000 and went on to welcome seven kids: Bella, Rowan, Jacob, twins Caden and Curren, Koa and Hazel. Before the pair welcomed their twins and youngest daughters, however, they actually separated for a short period of time.“We fought for our family because Sean and I almost got divorced,” Braunwyn recalled on the RHOC aftershow in November 2019. “We’ve been through infidelity. We’ve gone down this road and Sean and I came back stronger.”- Advertisement – While they welcomed four more kids post-split, Braunwyn ruled out welcoming baby No. 8 in 2020, revealing that she underwent two years of IVF to have the couple’s youngest daughter.“We worked very hard for this little one, 2 years of IVF and many losses to get her, but when I look at her huge smile, her eyes that light up and her adorable laugh I can tell you, it’s all worth it,” Braunwyn gushed via Instagram. “She’s the easiest baby we’ve ever had, is best friends with her sister and loves to just follow the others around. I’m so grateful for you, thank you for being a part of our family.”- Advertisement –
The UK’s Pensions Regulator (TPR) has urged DB pension fund trustees to take a long-term view of investment risks, governance, and strategy in fresh guidance published this week.The lengthy online document detailed the regulator’s expectations of trustees in charge of defined benefit (DB) pensions, and came as part of a wider push to improve scheme governance.Fred Berry, TPR’s head of investment consultancy, said: “The investment strategy is one of the most important drivers of a scheme’s ability to meet the objective of paying the promised benefits as they fall due, and we expect trustees to set this in the context of their integrated risk management approach.“It’s important to set clear investment objectives for your scheme and to identify how and when they should be achieved. Our guidance states that trustees should focus on areas that have the most impact for meeting their scheme’s objectives, and identify the necessary skills for the board of trustees of their scheme. It also provides some practical guidance on how to get the best from their advisers.” The guidance encouraged trustees to focus on “highest level strategic decisions” and delegating other tasks to third parties, including consultants and fiduciary managers.It also emphasised the importance of establishing policies for stewardship of assets – particularly when this responsibility is delegated to a third-party asset manager – and for long-term risks such as climate change.“Most investments in pension schemes are exposed to long-term financial risks, which may include risks around long-term sustainability,” the regulator stated. “These can relate to factors such as climate change, responsible business practices and corporate governance. We expect you to assess the financial materiality of these factors and to allow for them accordingly in the development and implementation of your investment strategy.”Stuart O’Brien, partner at Sackers, said: “TPR is right to draw out specific elements such as ESG, as trustees need to take an active decision as to whether these factors are financially material for their scheme – something which is not always straightforward in practice.”The regulator also emphasised the importance of cash flow matching and modelling.Calum Cooper, head of trustee consulting at Hymans Robertson, welcomed this, but warned that most cash flow modelling systems “typically don’t allow for the primary reason schemes hold assets: i.e. for income to pay the pensions promised”.He claimed this could put members’ benefits in danger, as trustees would not have a full grasp of the risks of not meeting obligations.Cooper added: “Model misbehaviour matters. Cash flows matter. The models used by schemes should reflect both asset and liability cash flows to improve the chances of paying members’ pensions in full.”TPR’s guidance is available here.
The Batesville Bulldogs capture both the boys and girls Ripley County Middle School Track Titles at Jac-Cen-Del.Girls Team Scores: Batesville 65, South Ripley 45, Jac Cen Del 43, Milan 15.Batesville Results. Shot Put-5 Katie Bedel (22’8”); Discus-3 Katie Bedel (57’2.5”); 100M-1 Chloe Schroeder (14.3) 2 Lily Meyer (14.4); 200M-2 Lily Meyer (30.5) 3 Emma Belter (31.7); 400M-1 Chloe Schroeder (1:06.4) 2 Carley Pride (1:10.2); 800M-1 Liz Loichinger (2:41.2) 2 Katie Olsen (2:44.9); 1600M-1 Liz Loichinger (5:51.9) 2 Lexi Huber (6:03.6); 400M Relay-1 BMS Rhian Mehlbauer, Lily Meyer, Katie Olsen, Paige Ausenbaugh (101.1); and 1600M Relay-1 BMS Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Lexi Huber, Carley Pride (4:52.1).Boys Team Scores: Batesville 50, Milan 40, Jac-Cen-Del 39, South Ripley 39.Batesville Results. Discus-5 Axel Garcia (9’10”); High Jump-5 Will Gunter (4’11”); 110M Hurdles-1 Juan Garcia (17.2) 4 Bryce Current (19.8); 100M-3 Charlie Laymon (12.9); 200M-2 Charlie Laymon (26.0) 3 Juan Garcia (26.9); 400M-1 Eli Pierson (1:01.5) 4 Kent Meyers (1:05.8); 800M-2 Ean Loichinger (2:25.6) 3 Dillon Murray (2:28.7); 1600M-2 James Kuisel (5:16.2) 3 Ean Loichinger (5:19.1); 400M Relay-3 BMS Charlie Laymon, Justin Heiser, Caleb Bischoff-Niese, Will Gunter (54.9); and 1600M Relay-1 BMS Eli Pierson, Luke Nuhring, Kaleb McBeath, Dylan Fledderman (4:19.9).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.