February 2005

An Uphill Battle

Near-term prospects for pension reform remain uncertain

Upfront Articles

PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the February issue

Bells & Whistles

Each month, we will highlight recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.

Funding Drives

Market concerns dominate pension focus, but allocations remain static

Getting a Breather

Sponsors have some time to comply with new deferred compensation law, the federal government decides

Inside Out

The headaches are growing for plans that opt for in-house management, but the reasons to do it are still compelling

Social Standing

Mainstream investors slowly incorporating social criteria into their portfolios

Dollar Bill?

In the last 18 months, overseas investments have given solid returns

Year-End Closeouts

IRS, Treasury issue guidance on (k) plans, automatic rollovers

Trustee Shift?

A swing of the pendulum to reduce directed-trustee liability

Taking Stock

The most dangerous investment

Survey Says

Should You Worry about Rollovers?