Retired marketing executive and US Postal Service processing supervisor
Even a single term in the White House can make you an instant pension millionaire. Just ask Bill Clinton-or, if he wins in November, Bob Dole.
The MASTERS/PRIM merger is expected to save Massachusetts millions of dollars a year. One key savings: Shrinking the outside manager roster.
An appeals court ruling says the auto giant must stop charging retirees for health benefits. The decision could cost GM hundreds of millions of dollars
The IRS tries to make it easier for non-qualified plan sponsors to figure out how much pay FICA taxes they have to pay.
The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology's fledgling pension fund can handle a few growing pains
Investor suspicions about traditional markets have helped alternative market systems flourish. But a new system, OptiMark, promises to go further, reducing trading to a low-cost technical process focused on something new: the degree of customer satisfaction.
How recent advances in supercomputing, plus a unique new algorithm, made OptiMark possible.
Leery of the next market downturn, investors are demanding more and better information from real estate managers. Our roundtable participants discussed what plan sponsors want, and how they want to receive it.
Steady, predictable cash flows start to attract pension investment.
Taking shareholder activism to small companies
Monitoring your provider's disaster recovery procedures
Two UK employers allow switching from cash balance to defined benefit plans
What gridlock? Minimum wage bill contains grab-bag of goodies for pension sponsors
Many of the pension simplification provisions in HR 3448 previously appeared in the budget tax hill that President Clinton vetoed last year.
. .and a break for women
An investigation into charges of improper hiring practices at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, filed by an employee in March, clears the agency of any wrongdoing.
SEC lets money managers use more historical data in prospectuses
How to survive the DoL's stepped-up audit program for 401(k) plans
New guidance on how to manage missing plan participants' assets
New products are being developed for multinationals' globe-trotting execs
How to increase savings among the neediest workers
Retired sales engineer, J.C. Steele & Sons, 63
A dispute over pension contributions nearly shuts down one of Venice's best-known institutions-the musicians who perform in its gondolas
Unfunded liabilities continue to fall at state retirement plans, thanks in part to heavier equity investment. But more improvement may be needed.
A confidential information request for a defined contribution plan study provokes a dust-up between the state and the Virginia Retirement System.
A constitutional challenge threatens to make West Virginia the last state that still bars its employee pension funds from investing in equities.
Nicholas Maiale rejects the label "aggressive"
The world's biggest mutual fund company has been instrumental in creating the defined contribution plan as we know it. Here's how-and what the future holds for Fidelity and its rivals.
As the US retirement market matures, Fidelity is looking for new audiences in places like Japan. Step one: education.
A Plan Sponsor survey of 401(k) sponsors shows that they like the hand their providers have dealt them in education, communication, and recordkeeping services. But one area investment performance shows room for improvement.
The IRS is ending lax enforcement of 403(b) plan rules-one more headache for a group of plan sponsors already suffering from low participation rates and overly conservative investment profiles.
Now that nonprofit employers can offer 401(k)s as well as 403(b)s, is a big switch imminent? Do not count on it.
The future of 401(k)s
Plans assemble risk management systems to more closely scrutinize their portfolios
Using valuation measures to decide which global equity markets to buy
After a series of scandals, Oklahoma's investment pools are tightening trading and execution practices
How Mead's push to centralize benefits led to total benefits outsourcing
Securing higher insurance guarantees for multiemployer plans
New tools for the battle against multiemployer health plan fraud?
All is change these days for employers that sponsor UK pension plans
Retired immigration judge, 73
Vendors' internet capabilities in particular need work