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July 2000 Issue
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July 2000

En Garde

401(k)-related class actions are no longer the anomaly they once were. And a market correction could come at any time. How can sponsors shield themselves from participant lawsuits? Let us count the ways

  1. Cover
  2. En Garde

    401(k)-related class actions are no longer the anomaly they once were. And a market correction could come at any time. How can sponsors shield themselves from participant lawsuits? Let us count the ways
  1. Style Purity

    Why it matters to plan sponsors more than ever
  1. Editorial
  2. Editorial

    It can be left to philosophers to debate whether the law is an embodiment of the ideal, or rules which men make up to solve the practical problems of the moment.
  1. UpFront
  2. Instant Gratification

    Real-time trading: Coming soon to a 401(k) near you?
  1. Boost for Pension Reform

    The Portman/Cardin pension reform package has new life¬ónow that there is new money to spend
  1. "Same Desk" Rule Eased

    IRS ruling permits 401(k) distributions after a partial buyout
  1. The Ultimate Cleanup

    Alaska's Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trust Fund will commingle its assets with the State Treasury under an unusual state and federal government agreement
  1. Speculative Bet?

    West Virginia fund financing plan has ups and downs
  1. For Simplicity's Sake

    The IRS may modify burdensome alternative-payment rules
  1. Feature
  2. Slowly But Surely

    Should plan sponsors concern themselves with trading costs? Only if they want to keep plan assets from dribbling away...
  1. (k)Plans
  2. Hooking Gen Y

    How to get young workers to appreciate your 401(k) plan
  1. Asset Mix
  2. Model Behavior

    A black box can become Pandora's box, if plan sponsors do not also use their brains
  1. Not My Style

    Why Tiger- and Quantum-type strategies never made the cut with many sponsors
  1. Running the Fund
  2. Pensions Earnings: Hot Air?

    Why some financial analysts and SEC officials are taking issue with FAS 87
  1. Total Benefits
  2. Wanted: Merger Manual

    Sponsors seek merger and acquisition guidance from the IRS
  1. Q/A
  2. "Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?"

    Who consults about consultants? Jennifer Cooper does, and not everyone will be happy with what her investigations are turning up
  1. Rules/Regs
  2. Robbing Retirees?

    The Treasury Department wonders whether lump-sum payments are unfair to early retirees
  1. Invading Democrats' Turf?

    The Bush campaign is winning on the issue of Social Security-so far
  1. Game Plan
  2. Rebalancing Act

    The newest addition to GW's endowment team is rebalancing, removing emerging markets, and generally rejiggering the fund
  1. Voice
  2. Self-Correction's Tradeoffs

    Is the DoL's voluntary correction program more trouble than it's worth?
  1. Done Deal
  2. The Co-Employer Route

    Who consults about consultants? Jennifer Cooper does, and not everyone will be happy with what her investigations are turning up
  1. Outtakes
  2. Clear Conscience

    Sue Stevens is the director of financial planning for Chicago-based Morningstar, where she handles regulatory and tax issues for the company's online advice product, ClearFuture, and helps the organization make sure its features are relevant to participants' needs
  1. Web Watch
  2. Skinny on Social Security

    What would privatization mean to your workforce?
  1. Encore
  2. Clarence Coogan

    Retired IBM information developer, 80
  1. Table of Contents
  2. Managing Trading Costs: Where to Find Help

    Trading costs are likely to be the largest single expense a plan sponsor encounters in asset management.