Editorial Comment: Non-StarterFeature
Pension and endowment executives were better paid in
1995 than the year before. But their job has become more
complex and difficult, as cost-cutting becomes a higher
priority for employers.Running the Fund
TWA Pilots DAP/40 1(k) Plan TrustPortrait of Retiree
Balloonist and retired military historianTable of Contents
The state will post information about its pension
portfolio on the World Wide Web.
When OMERS and Ontario Ontario Hydro blocked a big
media buyout, they provoked a tongue-lashing about public
pension plans' growing power.
Last year's rally in large-cap stocks is drawing
more cash to index funds.
GIC holders are pitted against annuitants in the
latest battle over what is left of failed Canadian insurer
Employers and employees alike are questioning large
mutual fund complexes' investment management fees. And while
the big funds still enjoy a host of advantages, low-cost
rivals are now appearing to challenge them.
A world wide web site is the latest fashion for
defined contribution plan providers. For sponsors and
participants, these sites promise everything from price
updates to educational materials to- soon- online account
Vanguard and Fidelity started out with electronic
sites on commercial services like AOL. But after expanding
onto the Web, they still find that many participants prefer
the commercial sites.
Global Portfolios: Funds Consider for Cost
Containment, Higher Returns
Why an allocation strategy for real estate has not
Plans demand more detailed analyses of brokers'
Plans use fewer managers, demand more service, lower
Optical scanners help LA City fund to keep the
recordkeeping function in-house
Bundled providers add other fund families to their
Why the IRS is cracking down on employee
Dow Chemical joins the move to accruing pension
benefits more evenly
Who did what to whom?