Manulife Offers Participants 401(k) Statement Downloads

August 2, 2001 ( - Manulife Financial has unveiled new online tools that will allow retirement plan participants to download transaction information from their 401(k) account into into personal finance software files.

GoldK Online with 401Konnect

August 2, 2001 ( - GoldK, a retirement plan provider, has established a partnership with 401Konnect, an online marketplace designed to automate the marketing and sales of retirement products for 401(k) brokers and vendors.

Ford Flips DB Administration to Fidelity

August 2, 2001 ( - Ford has selected Fidelity Investments to administer the automaker's $40 billion defined-benefit pension plan, servicing about 300,000 active employees and retirees, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

American Century Opens Up Web Redemptions

July 2, 2001 ( - New features planned for American Century Investments- Web site allows retail investors to perform account management activities, including redemptions, online.

MassMutual Draws Up New 403(b) Annuity

July 2, 2001 ( - Sponsors of 403(b) plans can now offer employees a new variable annuity called MassMutual Artistry from MassMutual Financial Group.

Vanguard Readies Its Second ETF

July 2, 2001 ( - The Vanguard Group plans to launch another exchange-traded fund, the Vanguard Extended Market Index Fund. The fund will track the Wilshire 4500 Completion Index.

BONY Links Cash Management, FX Sites

May 2, 2001 ( - The Bank of New York has linked two of its cash management web sites, expanding options for treasury staffs and institutional investors.

ARK Enters Social Investing Waters

May 2, 2001 ( - Baltimore-based ARK Funds now offers four new funds targeted at religious institutional investors, the firm's first foray into socially responsible investments.

Principal Unveils Targeted Retirement Portfolios

May 2, 2001 ( - In a bid to simplify the asset allocation process, the Principal Financial Group has launched Lifetime, a new series of funds, allowing retirement investors to select a portfolio tailored to a target retirement date.

NYLIM Expands Horizon 401(k)

April 2, 2001 ( - Smaller employers can now tap into NYLIM Horizon 401(k), a new range of products from New York Life Investment Management Retirement Services.

Long-Term Care Deal for Small Businesses

April 2, 2001 ( - The US Chamber of Commerce extends discounted long-term care insurance to small business owners through an agreement with MassMutual Financial Group.

State Street To Debut Eight Index Funds

April 14, 2000 ( - State Street Global Advisors has filed to launch eight new exchange-traded index funds sometime within the next two months. The funds cover communications hardware, Internet, global equity, and mainstream domestic equity universes.

Fixed Income ETFs Coming

January 2, 2001 ( - Plan sponsors may soon be able to buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track US Treasury indexes.

S&P, Unifi Team For Bank of America Web Site

November 13, 2000 ( - Standard & Poor's and PricewaterhouseCoopers' Unifi Network have rolled out their first joint alliance product, a one-stop retirement planning Web site.

FleetBoston Goes with Financial Engines

November 13, 2000 ( - FleetBoston's Fleet Retirement Plan Services has selected Financial Engines to provide investment advice to participants of their defined contribution clients.