January 1995

Sorting Through the Wreckage

Orange County's decision to declare bankruptcy this month was one of those catastrophic events that send shrapnel flying in so many directions at once that tallying the total effect is nearly impossible.

The Noose Tightens

The 1994 elections have shattered hopes for a rescue of Washington DC's embattled public pension funds.

Ottawa Under Siege

Actuaries are leading the charge against new threats that the Canadian government may seek to tax pension assets

A Wider Investment Menu

PRIM hopes to lure more local pension fund participation by allowing them to pick and choose from its asset allocation mix.

Coping with Company Stock

Defined contribution plans have become the fastest-growing repositories for employer stock. But some sponsors are taking steps to ensure participants do not put too many eggs in one basket.

Playing With Numbers

Washington threw employers a whammy when it lowered the salary cap for computing contributions and benefits to tax-deferred retirement plans. Here's a primer on how to cope with the change.

Under OBRA, ADP Testing Can Hit

Under OBRA, ADP testing can hit less well-paid members of the highly compensated employee group especially hard.

Finding Higher Yields

Finding higher yields in subordinated tranches of commercial mortgage backed paper

A Cheaper Annuity

Morgan Bank blends 401(k) assets into its defined benefit plan

The Slow Reaction

Pension sponsors react slowly to SEC investigation of NASDAQ spreads