MSCI Barra Releases Latest Version of Risk Management Tool

September 24, 2008 ( - MSCI Barra has introduced the latest version of its Barra Global Equity Model (GEM2), a tool designed to help global equity managers better construct and manage risk-adjusted portfolios across developed and emerging markets.

New Fund is Designed for Cash Balance Plans

September 24, 2008 ( - Kravitz, provider of design and administration of cash balance pension plans, along with Payden & Rygel, an independent investment manager, announced the launch of a new fund designed to offer cash balance plan sponsors and advisers access to a strategic investment solution.

Fiduciary Benchmarks Launches New Service for NRP Clients

September 23, 2008 ( - Fiduciary Benchmarks, Inc. (FBi) announced it has partnered with National Retirement Partners (NRP) to offer all NRP clients annual plan fee, service, and success measure benchmarking via FBi's Benchmarks Plus and Benchmarks Basics reports.

ABA Retirement Funds Teams with Northern Trust

September 22, 2008 ( - ABA Retirement Funds, which offers retirement plan services to legal professionals, has entered into a Fiduciary Investment Services Agreement with Northern Trust.

DoL Tool Makes it Easier – to Pay Fines

September 22, 2008 ( - The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) has unveiled new online tools for employers and for workers.

SunGard Beefs Up Omni Voice Authentication Element

September 18, 2008 ( - SunGard is extending and refining the voice authentication capability in its Omni 401(k) platform, to help enterprises and service providers use voice identity authentication to cut the risk of unauthorized access to personal information.

Latest PowerShares ETFs in Commodities Space

September 17, 2008 ( - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management has unveiled four new equity ETFs designed to provide access to companies involved in the agriculture, coal, gold and precious metals, and steel sectors.

STOXX Licenses Benchmarks for ETF Use

September 16, 2008 ( - STOXX Ltd., has licensed the Dow Jones STOXX 600 Basic Resources, Dow Jones STOXX 600 Oil & Gas, and Dow Jones STOXX 600 Utilities indexes to ETF Securities Ltd. to underlie three exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Invesco PowerShares Releases Biotech ETF

September 16, 2008 ( - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, announced the PowerShares Global Biotech Portfolio will begin trading Thursday, on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Aon to Serve Taleo Customers under Partnership Pact

September 15, 2008 ( - Aon Consulting announced Taleo will introduce Aon Consulting's implementation, delivery, and consulting services to its enterprise customers worldwide under terms of an extended partnership agreement.

Invesco PowerShares Releases Transportation ETF

September 15, 2008 ( - Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC, announced the listing of the PowerShares Global Progressive Transportation Portfolio that will begin trading September 18, 2008, on the Nasdaq Stock Market.

BCG Offers New Rollover Solution

September 12, 2008 ( - Considering the retirement savings lost every year by participants who take lump-sum distributions of their plan accounts, Benefit Consultants Group has launched a new service that "offers a unique approach to a void in the marketplace."