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.
April 16, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Sector mutual funds on average finished down 1.7% in the first quarter of 2003, despite gains in real estate and biotech funds.
April 15, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Worldwide mutual fund assets rose 5.2% in the fourth quarter to $11.2 trillion.
April 15, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The CSFB/Tremont Hedge Fund Index rose 0.26% in March, coming in slightly below February's 0.68% return.
April 14, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - After experiencing three months of positive returns, preliminary data shows the MSCI Hedge Fund Indices slid into the red by 0.4% in March.
April 14, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Assets in Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) based on the S&P 500 decreased 17% in 2002.
April 11, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - While the pace of participant transfer activity continued to be relatively normal during March, volumes picked up just before - and just after - the beginning of the war with Iraq.
April 10, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The US labor market continued its see-saw pattern last week as initial jobless benefits claims dropped by 38,000.
April 9, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Employers initiated 3,597 mass layoffs in January-February 2003 covering 340,474 workers.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Hennessee Hedge Fund Index produced a return of 0.62% in March.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Actively managed equity mutual funds beat their corresponding Standard & Poor's indices during the first quarter of 2003, but lagged the indices over the long term.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - RiskMetrics Group has unveiled its latest quarterly list of kudos and raspberries for the "Best and Worst" evaluations of US and UK equity mutual funds unit trusts/OEICs.
April 8, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - A drop in planned telecommunications job cuts lead to a 45%-decrease in overall high-tech position reductions.
April 7, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The Van Global Hedge Fund Index advanced 0.5% net of fees in March according to a preliminary data.
April 7, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Portfolios in high quality municipal bonds, high quality corporate bonds and high-yield bonds continued their winning ways in the first quarter of 2003, helping to offset losses in domestic and international equity mutual funds.
April 4, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The struggling US job market shed a much higher than expected 108,000 nonfarm jobs in March in a continuing sign that the economy is still fragile amid the many uncertainties of the Iraq war.
April 3, 2003 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Major US stock markets have been buffeted by sentiments about the progress of the war with Iraq, but participants appear to be taking it all in stride.