In a dramatic first, the Labor Department arrests a plan administrator for failing to produce records, then uses a search warrant to obtain them.
Some lawmakers want Uncle Sam to take a close look at reforming the private pension system. But will they get a hearing in the new Congress?
Washington lawmakers ponder tighter regulations for 401(k) plans
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Or, how a former baseball star and convicted felon flouted ERISA to become a trustee of a pension fund and remove $3 million of its assets.
Manager of benefits, finance, and investments, Exxon Corporation
Administrative gaffes, glitches, and fumbles are on the rise at pension plans. They cost money and time. At worst, they can result in lengthy litigation or cost a plan its tax-deferred status.
The IRS is making it easier for plan sponsor to confess their administrative errors and make amends,without running the risk of tax disqualification, by liberalizing the rules for two of its claims processes.
As a means to preserve and enhance the state's vast oil wealth, the Alaska Permanent Fund has succeeded. But what happens when oil revenues run short, and a cash-strapped state government comes knocking?
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Why some large plans, endowments are giving managed futures a second look
FPPs allow defined benefit plan participants to buy extra pension benefits
States hope uniform public fund law proposal will forestall federal interference
With hungry economies and populations of one billion or more, China and India are commanding investor attention. But is enough capital available to satiate both?
Egypt's sanguine economic prospects suggest it as a future leading performer. Much of the infrastructure this ancient market will need to move ahead is already in place.
After relaxing some of the restrictions that have kept foreign investors from prying open its stock market, Korea stands poised to dive into the millennium.
Swelling market capitalization, stock exchanges and privatization have slid emerging markets from the fringe to the cutting edge of international mutual fund portfolios.
Bankers Trust's emerging market manager Maria-Elena Carrion lays bare her take on Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe
Ranking the largest mutual fund families growth funds' risk and return
Sponsors violate rules by restricting ex-employees' investment choices, IRS says
Vendors put finishing touches on document for plan sponsors
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Is the myopic legal tail wagging the dog?