January 1998

Relief for Whom?

Interesting how Washington's best efforts to enhance the private pension system always seem to shortchange those who need help the most.

Penalty Declined

The DoL's Berg endorses the concept of a voluntary fiduciary correction program for ERISA plan sponsors, but warns of legislative hurdles

Uniform State Law for Public Pensions

The proposed uniform law for public pension plans is now ready for the states to consider. But in some ways it is more stringent than ERISA

Challenging ERISA’s Reach

Can ERISA plans appeal local tax assessments to a federal court? A recent case involving the IBM plan and Chase, its trustee, complicates the issue

A New Way to Trade

Plan sponsors, money managers expand their use of off-exchange trading networks

Pulling Down The Walls

An EU green paper suggests ways for Europe to reduce barriers for multinational pensions

Advice For Sale

Advisory letter to TCW opens the door for plan providers to offer investment advice

403(b) Crackdown By The IRS

IRS voluntary compliance program pushes non-profits to take a new look at their pros and cons

Hitting Their Stride

Money managers in most categories beat their benchmarks in the third quarter. But knowing how much risk they incurred to do so requires a closer look