May 25, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Corporate defined contribution plans continued their steady growth in 1999, reaching $2.4 trillion in assets, according to the Spectrem Group.
May 10, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Participants continue to ride out the market's swings, according to the Hewitt 401(k) Index, which tracks daily investment activity of 1.5 million employees at 40 of America's largest defined contribution plans. The index reveals only a normal amount of transfer activity in the four months of this year, even during April's peak volatility.
May 1, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Plan sponsors now have a benchmark for social investing fund performance, the Calvert Group's Calvert Social Index, a broad-based benchmark of large, U.S.-based "socially responsible" companies.
April 13, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Frank Russell Company introduced three new equity indexes this week. The Tacoma, WA, investment management and advisory firm, said in a statement these new indexes target a broadly-defined small cap universe.
April 13, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Central banker Alan Greenspan Thursday suggested policymakers allow the proliferating financial exchanges to centralize, because "in times of stress, liquidity simply may not be there or it may not be there in depth." But he expressed doubts about the wisdom and technical feasibility of forced centralization.
April 10, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Hedge funds on average outperformed the S&P 500 in the last quarter, booking gains for the sixth consecutive quarter, according to preliminary estimates by Van Hedge Fund Advisors.
April 10, 2000 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Six leading banks plan to set up a joint venture to create an online trading network for interest rate derivatives.