February 2002

Sitting Pretty

Plan sponsor jobs may be turning into a relative oasis of stablity.

Sidebar: Plan Sponsor Pay And Perks

The job of managing a long-horizon trust has never ranked near the top in terms of compensation. But, it may be turning into a relative oasis of stablity.

Class Act

By Editor-in-Chief Charles Ruffel

Put A Lid On It!

Forced limits on (k) plan investments in company stock is not the answer

Out With The Old!

Sponsors vigilant about replacing the 30-year Treasury benchmark

Sparing The Ax

Some companies resist layoffs despite economic gloom

Sidebar: Look For…

Will key professionals remain in the shop? Look at incentive payouts, golden handcuffs, and vesting schedules of key professionals. Ask for compensation schedules to be worded in terms relating to retention, such as a schedule that provides that a portion of base salary will be paid out over a number of years.

Embracing the ESOP

It's easier to deduct dividends paid on company stock held in ESOPs

Service Me…

The challenge of retaining assets when performance lags

Cash Alternative

Dipping intoDB assets to fund pay raises, 401(k)-like matches

Partnering Up

Why plan sponsors have been offering employees domestic-partner benefits at a galloping pace

Rebalancing Act

Why one plan is using a volatility-based rebalancing discipline

Topping It Up

Fledgling pharmaceutical maker enhances 401(k) package