February 2007

Upfront Articles

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

February 2007

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions¬ that plan sponsors may find of interest. More information on these announcements can be found on www.plansponsor.com.

Exchange Rate

ETFs, lifecycle funds may be a winning combination

Balancing Act

DC plan menu shifts draw greater focus on transition planning

Second Thoughts

Are labor unions beginning to look beyond DB plans?

Cyber Space

Michelangelo Delfino et al. v. Agilent Technologies Inc.

Notice Notice

EBSA issues notice on benefit statements and diversification notices

The Next Alternative Asset Star

Over the past 15 years, alternative asset classes like venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds have gone from obscure to mainstream investments. Given their success, what class of assets is likely to emerge as the newest star in the alternative investment firmament?

DB Summit: Turning Point

On December 6-8, 2006, more than 100 plan sponsors and industry experts gathered in our nation's capital for PLANSPONSOR's 2006 DB Summit. Titled "The Point of No Return," the conference focused on the unique challenges confronting defined benefit (DB) plans, and their prospective role in national retirement income security policies.