Huge 401(k0 plans are using their bargaining power to get the best advice, pricing, and service. Smaller plans are beginning to reap the benefits.
When it comes to rating their defined benefit managers, readers are hard-pressed to say which mattersmore: manager service or investment return.
Why British firms are working harder than ever to regain their footing in the US pensions
In mid-1996, Rhumbline Advisers, the Boston-based quantitative investment management firm created in 1990 by State Street alumnus JD Nelson, was hit hard by what the firm described as unauthorized trading in options by portfolio manager Bing Sung.
Barton Biggs, chairman of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Investment Management, has long pushed for diversification of pension assets abroad. Now he is convinced the rationale for that is stronger than ever.
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Why the majority of respondents to a new survey are using one vendor to service two or more retirement plans
Fixed-income investment options--in the shape of Guaranteed Investment Contracts--dominated the defined contribution arena in the 1980s.
Wayne v. Pacific Bell has employers wondering when to let the cat out of the bag when they make changes to their retirement plans
A new bill that would allow employees to sue health plans is being widely criticized
Do the SEC's latest ethics proposals improperly encroach on FEC turf?
What Taft-Hartley trustees might not know about defined contribution plans
When changing jobs, most 401(k) participants still take the money and run
A temporary staffing agency uses its 401(k) to stand out from the crowd
Why "conservative" Taft-Hartley plans are increasingly copying their corporate counterparts with self-directed DC options and international investments
Faced with the prospect of extending its contract with Hewitt, Monsanto decided it was time to take a second look at recordkeeping alternatives
In October, New York Life Benefit Services in Norwood, Massachusetts, announced its Retirement Investment Series
Reasoning that not every participant will spend the time, or is capable of making a considered decision about her investment options, Strategic Financial Concepts, a retirement and investment consulting firm in Clarendon Hills, Illinois, has devised a service it calls the SFC PROgram.
The new emphasis among British fund managers on riskand their long-standing preference for active managementare both at the center of an impending court case between the biggest UK pension fund manager and a major corporate pension plan
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Pointers for smaller funds wanting to join the private equity party
International indices are springing up like mushrooms, forcing plan sponsors to rethink their benchmarks
At the center of Gore's strategy is a Clintonesque approach to use US budget surpluses to pay down the nation's debt
More participants are asking plan sponsors what to do with their retirement proceeds when they retire or leave jobs; vendors are answering the call
The $20 billion Central States Teamsters' pension has been split between two trustees. How will Goldman and JP Morgan fare?
Why new legislation is being introduced to expand the Family and Medical Leave Act--and how these provisions will impact plan sponsors
How Rhône-Poulenc is consolidating pension asset management
Participants are frequently instructed not to borrow from their own 401(k) plans if they can help it. Here is the other side of the coin