2006 was another rough ride for plan sponsors, but 2007 could be better
Not that a little inaction from Congress would be a bad thing
PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the December issue
Women edge out men in retirement plans
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Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductionsÂ¬ that plan sponsors may find of interest.
The most successful retirement plan advisers
Lawsuits allege that participants were charged excessive fees for 401(k) investments
Through the end of October, defined benefit (DB) plans had a favorable, if unexciting, investment year in 2006. The far bigger news came on the legislative and accounting fronts, formalizing the increased pressure on sponsors to get their plans in full-funded and self-sustaining condition.
FASB changes the rules
Rohm and Haas leads the way on fastest-growing form of equity pay
Trying to rein in executive pay
Marker v. Northrop Grumman Space & Missions Systems Corporation Salaried Pension Plan
Experts say delay in 409A regs could prove a "lifesaver" for some
Wearaway, early retirement, and fairness
Can DC plans alone shoulder the retirement savings burden? Not without change
It's not the rules, it's the volatility
New class-action lawsuits aimed at revenue-sharing
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) is arguably the most significant piece of pension legislation since the passage of ERISA in 1974.
ERISA's rules require that, when selecting and monitoring plan investments, fiduciaries use "the care, skill, prudence, and diligence under the circumstances then prevailing that a prudent man acting in a like capacity and familiar with such matters would use in the conduct of an enterprise of a like character and with like aims."
Part-timers gain health-care benefits at REI
In November, Global Custodian, PLANSPONSOR's sister publication, gave its prestigious Annual Lifetime Achievement Award to BridgeÂ¬water Associates, the Westport, Connecticut-based institutional asset management firm, and to its founder, Ray Dalio.
With final regulations still elusive, NQDC providers vie for their share of a growing business