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Saddle Sore?

2006 was another rough ride for plan sponsors, but
2007 could be better

Survey Says |

Survey Says

The Worst, Wacky Savings Idea?
Bells & Whistles |

December 2006

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions¬ that plan sponsors may find of interest.
(k)Plans |

Paying the Price

Lawsuits allege that participants were charged excessive fees for 401(k) investments
Head of the Class |

The Long and the Short of It

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...
The Bottom Line |

Unrestricted Access

Rohm and Haas leads the way on fastest-growing form of equity pay
Total Benefits |

Pay Stubs

Trying to rein in executive pay
Case Sensitive |

Dead Lines

Marker v. Northrop Grumman Space & Missions Systems Corporation Salaried Pension Plan
Rules/Regs |

Breathing Room

Experts say delay in 409A regs could prove a "lifesaver" for some
Barry's Pickings |

Fair’s Fare

Wearaway, early retirement, and fairness
Barry's Pickings |

DB-ization

Can DC plans alone shoulder the retirement savings burden? Not without change
Saxon Angle |

Fee Fie?

New class-action lawsuits aimed at revenue-sharing
Saxon Angle |

PPA Statutory Exemption Gems

The Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) is arguably the most significant piece of pension legislation since the passage of ERISA in 1974.
Just out of Reish |

The Duty To Get Help

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...
Special Report |

The Pursuit of Excellence

In November, Global Custodian, PLANSPONSOR's sister publication, gave its prestigious Annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Bridge¬water Associates, the Westport, Connecticut-based institutional asset management firm, and to its founder,...