May 5, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The latest report on planned US job cuts in April screamed "gloomy" with the downsizings skyrocketing by 71% to 146,399 from March's 85,396 figure.
May 5, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - As domestic equity investments were being reduced in US institutional investor portfolios in 2002, exposure to fixed income, real estate and hedge funds increased.
May 2, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The crippled US economy continued to bleed jobs in April as the nation's unemployment rate took an unexpectedly large jump to 6%.
May 2, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Global equity markets had a good showing in April with an 8.63% advance by the MSCI All Country World Free Index, including a particularly strong return from Latin America issues, MSCI said.
May 1, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US unemployment picture brightened a bit last week, but the long-slumbering job market is far from being out of the woods.
May 1, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Equity hedge funds focusing on mid- and large-cap issues bested their small-cap counterparts for the year ending March 30, according to MSCI data.
April 30, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Assets in exchange-traded funds (ETF) rose to $100.83 billion in March from $92.83 billion in February.
April 30, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - There was a hint of good labor market news Wednesday with word that the number of mass layoffs in March plummeted to its lowest level for March in three years.
April 29, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Riding substantial increases in benefits costs, the Employment Cost Index (ECI) for total compensation rose 1.3% from December 2002 to March 2003.
April 29, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - For the third month in a row, the combined assets of the nation's mutual funds decreased in March, this time by 0.03% or $2 billion.
April 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - After experiencing three months of positive returns, final data shows the MSCI Hedge Fund Indices slid into the red by 0.47% in March.
April 28, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - American personal income rose by 0.4%, or $35.5 billion, in March.
April 24, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US job market continued to erode last week as the number of Americans applying for jobless benefits soared to its highest level since March 2002.
April 24, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Mutual funds continued to pick up assets in March, recording net inflows of $11.8 billion for the month.
April 21, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Investors poured money into taxable high yield bond funds in March, in an apparent continued queasiness to commit long term to the equity markets.
April 21, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Annual private equity returns continued to be negative for the eighth straight quarter, as three-year private equity returns slipped to a negative 5.4%.
April 18, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Other economic signals may not be too promising at the moment, but at least mid- and large-sized companies had fewer mass layoffs during the fourth quarter of 2002 compared to a year earlier.
April 17, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The already bleak US job picture took another turn for the worse last week as first time jobless claims skyrocketed by 30,000 from a revised 412,000.
April 16, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Unit investment trusts (UIT) enjoyed a bang-up March with a 20% growth in total deposits to $784.8 million from February's $651.4 million
April 16, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Medical care costs continue to climb, inching 0.2% higher in March.