Fears that a recent Supreme Court decision will make it harder for plan participants to sue could lead to sweeping legislation
Public fund investment chief will have greater direct management powers than his predecessor
The endowment is the biggest investor in a new chain of blues restaurants/clubs
The Supreme Court says states must make good a 50-year-old disparity in taxation of federal retirees
Smaller Canadian pension plans are not taking advantage of relaxed rules which raise their international ceiling to 20%
Pooled investment group for foundations sets up a mutual fund group, presses Congress on enabling legislation
Two sectors of the much-maligned commercial mortgage market are attracting new attention
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LTV's bankruptcy meant seven years of crisis for pensioners and the PBGC. The company's reemergence marks a major victory for the private pension insurance system.
The new LTV's pension structure actually provides somewhat better benefits than the old one. It also helps the company get better control of costs
New-generation GICs are taking the defined contribution world by storm. But choosing the best structure is no simple task.
New-style GICs put the focus on flexibility, credit quality, and the provider's profile.
David Bronner, Alabama's public pension chief, is a maverick investor and political kingpin. How far will he go?
US timberland funds are harvesting profits like so much fresh pine. Some are already looking at other ways to make trees into money.
Worried about what will happen when the bull equity market ceases to rage, some sponsors are taking a new look at market-neutral investing.
Were pension funds the fall guys of the real estate market's boom and bust? Maybe, if you look at the numbers.
The hiring of six managers who did not meet its RFP standards has resulted in upheaval and a political battle for a big Massachusetts state pension fund.
Performance is slipping at Canada's big private money managers. Their pension clients are giving an ear to a new generation of challengers.
The Clinton deficit reduction package affects pension beneficiaries in some unexpected ways, and raises new issues for plan sponsors.
The European Pension Directive still has a chance to make it in 1993. If it doesn't, pension unification in the EC could be years away.
Multinationals with pension plans in Mexico are analyzing the impact of a new obligatory state-sponsored program.
Despite hurdles, some institutional money managers are making inroads in the 401(k) marketplace.
A new analytic tool, developed by JP Morgan Investment Management and four plan sponsors, attempts to quantify plan participants' priorities.
Some 401(k) sponsors are looking to a new breed of independent providers to supply their employees with education and asset allocation tools.
Real estate swaps-the first one was completed this year-allow pension investors to more easily control their exposure to risky property markets.
Foundations and endowments are using mutual funds to extend professional money management over as much of their portfolios as possible.
How the Clinton health care plan could help companies to save on FAS 106 liabilities.
Prescription drugs are swallowing an ever-larger portion of plan sponsors' medical benefits budgets- especially for retiree coverage. Here are a few ways to cut costs.
University endowments are taking technology transfer investing one step beyond. But some voices are urging caution
With a new chairman in place, the SEC is finally getting down to business on market reform. But in the growing debate, plan sponsors are in danger of not being heard
CALPERS' corporate governance team produces a target list of a dozen "low-performing" companies to work with every year. Here is how they do it.
A plethora of total service alliances are vying to outsource plan sponsors' administrative chores, challenging what was once a mutual fund-dominated business.