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Plansponsor September 1995 Letters
Loans from defined contribution plans: good or bad?
Hoping to prevent another Executive Life, the DoL issues standards for choosing annuity providers.
New rules protect benefits accruals for employees who take leave for family care or military service.
On the eve of reunification with China, Hong Kong is trying to put in place a western-style private pension system.
Motorola United Kingdom
Downside risk analysis is challenging standard deviation as the accepted way to measure risk in an investment portfolio. Devotees say it can yield signficant shifts in the structure of a portfolio.
Experts may disagree about the effectiveness of downside risk analysis. But it is catching on fast with portfolio evaluation software vendors.
Defined contribution providers are eagerly tapping into the audience of savvy savers on state university faculties. But some public fund administrators fear this trend will undermine their defined benefit plans.
A stringent 1980 law has helped place Taft-Hartley plans among the best-funded us pension systems. But is it also making companies reluctant to join them?
Applying the strategy to international investing
But use with caution
Hedge fund databases are proliferating. Here's what they cover.
How to control transaction fees when changing money managers
Pension simplification is back-and with its brightest hopes yet of becoming law.
Under the Gore plan, a task force will look at ways to simplify annual reports on private pensions and encourage electronic filing.
Public funds fight back against states' encroachment
Preparing participants not to panic
SEC green-lights a simplified prospectus for DC plans
Voice response technology helps employers save more through flex plans
More efficiently structured flex plans are enabling employers to add options and reduce costs at the same time.
Proposing a new international equity benchmark
What trustees need to ask about early retirement incentive plans