October 2002

Trouble In River City?

Advanced Investment Management's collapse and a flurry of plan sponsor lawsuits raise questions about how enhanced indexers really operate

2003 Pay Budgets Rise

While pay increases continue to lag behind the pace of recent years, most employers still are budgeting for a 3.9% increase, according to Mercer Human Resources Consulting's new 2002/2003 US Compensation Planning Survey. That is down from the 4.4% average budget increase in 2001, but up slightly from 2002's 3.8% budget hike.

War Stories

We all have them: Those front-line experiences

Self-Starters

Getting that self-directed brokerage account off on the right foot without stubbing your toe

Social Standing

Socially responsible funds catch on with 401(k) sponsors

Fallout “Shelter”

After watching their equity portfolios melt away, funds are eyeing property markets

Blame It On The System

Outdated pension calculations leave Oregon PERS $8.5 billion in the hole

Spend Thrifts

Can consumer-driven health plans rein in health-care costs?

Group Thinking

Louis Morrell, Wake Forest University, on learning to work effectively with your investment committee

Self-Centered

Does a self-directed option offer plan sponsors more or less liability?

Poised For Growth

Gordon Moore's foundation picks a custodian for the long haul

Len Walstad

Retired assistant to Burlington Northern's general claims attorney, 75