July 1996 Issue

July 1996

  1. Asset Mix
  2. International Investments Increase In Spite Of Raging US Market

    International Investments Increase In Spite Of Raging US Market
  1. Rules/Regs
  2. Incremental Changes

    Senators introduce legislation to improve women's access to pensions.
  1. Court Improvement, Plan Peril?

    A bill to ease federal judges' workload would keep ERISA lawsuits in state courts, undermining uniform national administration, critics say.
  1. Suprise Attack

    Complaints about PBGC hiring practices prompt investigations
  1. Game Plan
  2. Putting on the Top Hat

    More employers are offering non-qualified plans to employees than ever before. But as the plans grow, some problems-especially their lack of funding-have become more urgent.
  1. Structures and Strategies for Non Qualified Plans

    Structures and strategies for providing executives with non-qualified plans are blossoming. Each has advantages and disadvantages
  1. Sound Advice?

    Financial planners are wooing plan participants, sometimes with the help of employers themselves. But are they receiving good advice? And for the right price?
  1. Life After the First Capital Fiasco

    Can Bob Bovinette rescue the Common Fund?
  1. New Order

    Massachusetts Prepares for PRIM/MASTERS merger
  1. Done Deal
  2. Ready for the Country

    How a midwestern agricultural supplier struck a balance between education and advice for its 401(k) participants.
  1. Table of Contents
  2. Too Tempting a Target

    Editorial Comment: Public Pension Funds Are Too Tempting a Target
  1. Plan Sponsor July/August 1996 Letters

    Plan Sponsor July/August 1996 Letters
  1. Triple Play

    In three lawsuits, ex-Major League and Negro League baseball players are demanding pension benefits and royalties from the game.
  1. Profile: Gary Stentz

    Monsanto Company
  1. Do You Really Know What's In Your Mutual Funds?

    Addressing a long-neglected issue, some large defined contribution plans are demanding greater compliance with investment guidelines.
  1. Plan Sponsors Unmoved by Markets

    ... But few expect plan sponsors to follow the US equity market boom with major rebalancing
  1. Hedging Your Bets

    Using puts and calls to minimize the risk of big company stock holdings
  1. What's Wrong With SEPs?

    Why a "simplified" retirement savings plan has not taken off
  1. Linking Up

    On-line services help pension pros get in touch and get information
  1. Toward A New Paradigm For Managing Large Institutional Assets

    Two schools of investment management, with sharply contrasting objectives, goals, and approaches, dominate the field today-traditional institutional management and non-traditional management (primarily hedge funds). But despite their past differences, we may be approaching a point where integration of the two schools is possible, creating a truly new paradigm for the management of large institutional asset pools.
  1. Loan Provisions

    Loan Provisions: Powerful, Flexible Advantages for 401(k) Plans
  1. Portrait of a Retiree: Herbert Friedman

    Retired field representative, Automobile Club of New York