January 1999

Sizing Up Manager Service

When it comes to the service that investment managers offer their institutional clients, satisfaction is by no means guaranteed. Managers' internet service, client communication, and performance attribution efforts could all stand improvement, Plan Sponsor's latest survey reveals.

UAM Closes UAM Retirement Services

Stakes are rising as plan sponsors demand more service from their 401(k) vendors. Competition's latest victim: UAM Retirement Services

Eager on Client Service

David Eager, head of Eager Manager Advisory Services, a division of William M. Mercer, which cooperated with Plan Sponsor on its Defined Benefit Client Satisfaction Survey

Thomas Topper

Retired supermarket deli manager, 61

EMU and the Sector Bet

As European economies converge, an industry focus is seen replacing country weightings in global portfolios. Is now the right time to move?

Taking from Temps

A DoL lawsuit could give sponsors pause when they deny benefits to part-timers

Section 411(d)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code

Benefits ball and chain: Why sponsors would like to deep-six Section 411(d)(6) of the Internal Revenue Code governing payment options--and what the IRS plans to do about it

Seeking Manager Service

The make-or-break issues that can help plan sponsors decide whether their manager relationships are really worth keeping