A sampling of activist groups that have sprung up across the US to fight for retirement benefits-and what they have accomplished so far
PricewaterhouseCoopers, estimates that 500 to 700 US companies have adopted cash balance plans
How New York City Fire Department Pension Fund participants' and survivors' benefits are calculated
Deferred compensation plans grab the spotlight
A mid-year reminder that there is savings room beyond the match
Why the furor over American Airlines' disclosure of its executive pension plans?
Pension system attacks based on unrealistic assumptions
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Study says impact of options expensing already reflected
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How to play your cards right in the other alternative investment
Stephen Berkowitz, Dennis Logue, and Gene Noser wrote their seminal paper on transactions costs back in the late 1980s proposing that the Trade Date Volume Weighted Average Price (VWAP) should be used as a "benchmark" against which to measure trade execution. Ever since, money managers, brokers, and pension funds have argued about the usefulness and appropriateness of VWAP. In its favor are its simplicity and the statistical basis that underpins it. Against it are the fact that it is too simple (if applied to individual trades) and that managers and brokers can "game it" (i.e., assure that they beat it) but, in doing so, they may well disadvantage the funds for which they are responsible.
Participant education comes up short
Less may be more for plan sponsors
Sifting through hedge funds hype, hope
With costs still rising, employers are finding creative ways to achieve long-run control of their health-care bills
Schwab temporarily cuts its 401(k) match, but makes other moves in hopes of keeping up morale
How did our defined benefit clients react when the markets reopened?
Gearing up for options expensing
Managing the risks of company stock
Five, and only five, ways to make money
Lawyer, "ageless" fitness instructor, 56
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Despite gaining a seat on creditors' committees, the PBGC failed to win important bankruptcy reforms.
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