Asset Mix |

Many Funds, Few Assets

Why plan participants are still not joining the rush to international investments
Asset Mix |

Size Matters

Are your small-cap options hiding too many blue chips? Here is how to cope with small-cap style drift
Running the Fund |

Risky Business

A new survey compares pension sponsors' risk management practices and evaluates the effectiveness of money managers' risk guidelines and policies
Running the Fund |

Portfolio Management

How implementing a new system gave Colorado PERA better control of investment, accounting
Running the Fund |

A Smaller Dance Card

Some money managers are cutting costs by cutting back their brokerage relationships
Running the Fund |

Cutting the Handcuffs

TIAA-CREF's new taxable status will lower payouts, but free it to expand into some new markets
Rules/Regs |

Whose Surplus Is It, Anyway?

A pivotal case in the British courts will decide whether UK employers can claw back surpluses from their overfunded pension plans
Rules/Regs |

Conflict of Interest

The DoL cites BankBoston for having guaranteed its 401(k) account to a provider
Portrait of Retiree |

Tom Downing

Retired quality engineer, Armstrong Rubber Company, 73
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Does History Matter?

Educational software packages for defined contribution plans are built on historically based assumptions about risk and return. If these assumptions are optimistic, individuals will find themselves with less...
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The Risk Factor

Standard deviation and volatility show how bad it can be when markets roil. Some experts are reassessing the risks they pose.
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China Trade

The latest attractions for western investors in this explosive market are US-style housing developments
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Oregon’s 457 Solution

How one state redesigned its plan to improve participation and, eventually, reduce costs
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Part-Time Workers

After UPS strike, employers can expect more pressure for better wages, retirement and health benefits