Black ballplayers' pensions
Sponsors are charging more expenses to the plan and participants. When is this okay, and when not?
Volunteers want Congress to revive funding for a program that has helped plan participants and retirees recover millions in pension benefits.
Public pensions want Congress to exempt them permanently from ERISA nondiscrimination rules
Former professional baseball player, 75
A Louisiana bill would mandate indexing of 10% of state retirement systems' stock portfolios. Some observers worry about the precedent this sets.
Social investment is again inspiring lawmakers to peruse public pension portfolios. New targets range from gangsta rap to repressive governments.
FASB wants to simplify pension footnotes. But it also wants preparers to supply more detail in some areas, to make them more useful to investors.
Chief financial officer, Sealaska Corporation
Converting traditional public pension plans to the defined contribution model is suddenly a hot issue. Labor and conservative legislators are squaring off, with many billions in pension assets at stake
The Michigan governor pushed through a sweeping conversion to a defined contribution system in just one month. His success shows how public employee unions' opposition to conversions can be diffused
Some providers are addressing concerns that their mutual funds do not follow a consistent style. But some plan sponsors, already fed up, are looking to funds-of-funds as the ultimate solution.
How data for mutual fund survey was compiled
More years at the helm of a mutual fund means better performance, says an academic study. Plan sponsors and consultants, too, tend to prefer the veterans.
Price cuts by the biggest funds, and the impact of less costly index funds, are combining to drive down the price of investing through mutual funds.
Bob Haugen's "Super Stocks" strategy is catching on with some large pension funds
Why plan sponsors are not hedging against equity market corrections
Pension plans and their vendors prepare for the coming D-Day for computer systems
A new study by plan sponsors, critical of fees and controls, raises fund managers' hackles
With lawsuits on the rise, insurers offer new types of coverage for trustees
How competitive pressures on providers, and plan reengineering, can help sponsors to negotiate lower fees
New study says they help employees more when a union is involved
The recipe for success in corporate governance in the 21st century's global markets
Insights from a study of jointly managed mutual funds and separate accounts