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Taming the New Beast

Manager M&A activity has created a windfall for
stakeholders while boosting acquirers’ sales and distribution
capabilities. But is there anything in it for plan sponsors
besides more headaches?

Running the Fund |

No End to Publics’ Improvement

State and local government plans' funding ratios and investment returns continue to reflect the equities boom, the latest data find
Total Benefits |

School Days

Why sponsors are increasingly turning to outsourced employee training
Total Benefits |

Krispy Kreme’s Not-So-Secret Recipe: E-Learning

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation is best known for its "hot original glazed doughnuts" and its "Hot Doughnuts Now" neon signs, whose glow tells customers that fresh, hot, doughnuts...
Outtakes |

Educating Rita

The college education collision course-and the plan sponsor
Outtakes |

Car Lot Attendant Parks Half a Million

Earl Crawley, a 64-year-old African-American parking lot attendant from Baltimore, has never earned more than $25,000 a year. But he has amassed half a million dollars in assets...
Participant Roundtable |

Rethinking Real Asset Exposure

Inflation and inflationary expectations pose substantial dangers to traditional financial assets.