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Cash Balancing Act

How to make a much misunderstood benefit more rewarding for employees of all ages
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How Public Plans Are Using the Web

The World Wide Web can be a great resource for retirement systems looking for cheap ways to answer a wide range of questions from participants without having to...
Portrait of Retiree |

Don Armstrong

Pension rights volunteer and retired General Motors engineer, 70
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Cash Balance

Consider a cash-balance solution before packing in your defined benefit plan
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Value Large-Cap Equity (Separate) cont’d

 Total Return (Peer Rank) Firm NameQtr1-yr5-yrAssets ($mil) (12/31/97)5-yr Info Ratio5-yr BetaDavid L Babson Lg Cap Val Eq Comp-7.86(1)3.60(3)17.23(5)81710.210.81David L Babson Val Eq-17.56(9)-7.07(8)17.02(5)16840.201.05Banc One Inc Eq Style-8.75(2)7.84(2)18.38(3)9200.450.86Banc One Lg Company...
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Straight Talk on Cash Balance

Employees need to know that cash-balance plans are not the enemy; the culprit is bad plan design. To suggest otherwise does workers a disservice
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Market Neutral Managers

Plan sponsors and hedge strategies have a brilliant future together, if you ask Hill and Wood
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Building a Perfect Plan

Building a perfect plan will always be an elusive goal, but an important part of our mandate at Plan Sponsor is to communicate how the most far-sighted pension...
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The Perfect Waiver

The most straightforward way to increase participation in a defined contribution plan is to juice up the benefits.
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Efficiency Expert

Connie Magnuson, CEO of Northern Trust Retirement Consulting
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Squeezing Value From Bonds

Sponsors are embracing high-yield investing and alternative benchmark approaches in order to get more bang from their bonds
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Robin Hood In Reverse?

When profit-sharing plans, 401(k)s, and section 415 of the IRS Code do not mix
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“Windows” and the Fiduciary

Self-directed 401(k) brokerage options seem destined to become more popular 401(k) add-ons. What is the risk involved?
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Small Plan Vendors

At a time when many have seen fit to walk away from the small 401(k) plan market, some familiar names are stepping up to the plate.
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Suing Over Managed Care

New ruling suggests HMOs may no longer be able to hide behind ERISA's skirts