Just two weeks ago, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead had the pleasure of hosting Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir in Oakland, CA. The Furthur reunion saw Almost Dead strip down to an acoustic setup, accompanying Weir on a series of Grateful Dead classics, with a few Bob Dylan covers slipped in as well.Fortunately for us, the band has shared a full soundboard recording of the performance, with the help of Eric McRoberts. Tune in to the full show below, and enjoy!Setlist: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead | Fox Theater | Oakland, CA | 11/12/16(as annotated by manager Peter Costello)Set 1 (8:00PM – 10:13PM):01. Jam ->02. Good Lovin’ (SM) ->03. Cumberland Blues (All) ->04. Help On The Way (TH) @ ->05. Slipknot! ->06. The Music Never Stopped (SM)07. He’s Gone (TH) >08. The Wheel # (All) >09. Jack Straw $ (SM & TH)Acoustic Set ^ (No Set Break):10. Must Have Been The Roses % (TH)11. Hard Rain Is Gonna Fall + (BW)12. Black Throated Wind + (BW)13. When I Paint My Masterpiece + (BW)14. Cassidy + (BW) ->15. Let It Grow Jam + ->16. Cassidy + (BW)Set 2 (10:33PM – 11:59PM):01. intro/crowd02. King Solomon’s Marbles03. Row Jimmy (TH)04. Estimated Prophet (SM) ->05. Uncle John’s Band (All)06. Eyes Of The World && (TH) ->07. Jam *->08. Throwing Stones (SM) ->09. Deal Jam & ->10. Throwing Stones (SM) ->11. Hey Bulldog Jam ^ ->12. Throwing Stones (SM)Encore:13. One More Saturday Night (SM)@ – Proceeded by an emphatic “Shakedown Street” Tease# – With an “Head Over Heels” (Tears for Fears) Tease (MB)$ – During the jam before the final “We can share the women…” lyrics, the stage was transformed seamlessly for the acoustic set. MB’s piano was moved (while he was still playing it), a small kit for Joe rolled out on a riser, mics & stools were placed for SM, TH & BW.^ – All songs with MB on Upright Piano & Vocals, TH & SM on Acoustic Guitars & Vocals, DD on Upright Bass & JR on 3 piece kit – Kick, Snare & Hi Hat – & Vocals.% – Almost Dead only+ – With Bob Weir on Acoustic Guitar & Vocals as indicated&& – With a DD Bass Solo & an MB piano solo* – Contained elements of Throwing Stones& – First Time Played By Almost Dead^ – Beatles cover, first Time Played By Almost Dead as an instrumental. (The full song was played on 2016.07.02.)This was probably the longest show Almost Dead has played, at about 3:39.
“We will keep on offering a defined contribution [DC] pension to companies with a limited number of staff, as well as delivering tailor-made solutions for larger clients,” said Frits Bart, director of Aegon PPI.He added that customers of the merged PPI would be offered a choice of investment funds offered by Aegon Asset Management and Aegon subsidiary TKP Investments.Lifecycle investments would be standardised with the renewal of contracts and with the conclusion of new contracts, Bart said, with the options of neutral, offensive and defensive.The merging vehicles will continue to operate from The Hague. They have placed their administration services with Groningen-based TKP.An Aegon spokesman said that the merger, which will come with a new user portal for employers and workers, is scheduled to be completed before July next year.Aegon PPI has 93,000 participants affiliated with 4,300 employers, and manages €900m.Cappital’s 107,000 participants are employed by 200 large companies, including PostNL and IT firm Atos. Cappital has €1.4bn under management.With the merger, the total number of PPIs operating in the Netherlands will be down to seven. Their combined assets amounted to €6.7bn at the end of 2017.Earlier this year, i-PensionSolutions joined ABN Amro’s PPI. The PPIs of Delta Lloyd and Nationale Nederlanden have also merged, creating the largest low-cost DC vehicle in terms of assets. Dutch insurer Aegon is to merge its two low-cost defined contribution vehicles (PPI), Aegon PPI and Cappital, into a single fund.The new combined vehicle – to be named Aegon Cappital – will have €2.3bn of assets under management and 200,000 participants.Aegon founded its two PPIs to serve different market segments: Aegon PPI focused on small and medium-sized businesses while Cappital served large companies.In a statement, Aegon said that the new-look fund could also be appropriate for companies with between 50 and 500 staff. read more