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One Head Better Than Two

Proposed changes in the Caisse de depot's management structure raise fears about the separatist Quebec government's plans for the fund.
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Mad as Hell

Oregon's Measure 8 highlights a taxpayer revolt that now targets public employees' pensions.
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Hidden Danger

Derivatives' presence in defined contribution plans is growing. Pension sponsors must decide how much of the burden they can realistically leave up to participants.
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What to Ask?

Confused? Here are some questions to ask your mutual fund portfolio managers about derivatives risk.
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Under Siege

The federal employees retirement system is under attack. But is it really the overgenerous system, with dangerously escalating costs, that critics say it is?
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Who’s More Generous?

Without COLAs, federal employees' retiree benefits would actually amount to less than private sector workers.'
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Hospital Squeeze

Managers of hospital investment portfolios are a fundamentally risk-averse lot. But with costs and competition rising, the pressure is on to boost returns.
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Dialing for Dollars

Telecom stocks compete for pension sponsors' attention
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Going Paperless

The advantages of going paperless- and the regulatory problems
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Global Desktop

Bring portfolio analysis and performance measurement in-house
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Repurchase Agreements

Emerging market repos-a new place to park excess cash balances