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  • Pension Funds Continue De-Risking   Friday, 28 Oct 2011 | 3:40 AM ET
    Pension Funds Continue De-Risking

    Karen Olney, head of European thematic strategy at UBS, told CNBC that pension funds were being forced to tactically take profits in government bonds.

  • BlackRock Not Looking for Acquisitions: CEO Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 5:53 PM ET

    BlackRock isn't looking to buy other asset managers and may use its cash instead to raise its dividend, reinvest in its business and buy back more shares, CEO Laurence Fink told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Johnson: Whatever Happened to Personal Responsibility? Tuesday, 18 Oct 2011 | 11:41 AM ET
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    Two market crashes and a couple of recessions later, 25 percent of all boomers don’t have anything saved for retirement and now find themselves in dire need of government services and potential bailouts of math defying pension plans.

  • Second Largest Public Pension Fund Targets CEO Pay Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 4:10 PM ET

    The pension fund that serves California's teachers is sending letters to 122 companies expressing its dissatisfaction with their compensation practices. "We want them to take the message seriously", said Anne Sheehan, CalSTRS Director of Corporate Governance.

  • Investment Theory Often 'Plain Wrong': Hermes CIO Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 6:48 AM ET
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    Investment theory is over complicated and often wrong, escalating financial crises like the one in 2008 and currently within the euro zone, Saker Nusseibeh, CIO at Hermes and Chairman of The 300 Club told CNBC.

  • Pension Shortfall Nearly Doubles in September Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011 | 3:19 AM ET

    The aggregate shortfall of UK corporate pension schemes soared in September and is now at its second-highest level, new industry data show, as falling markets and bond yields sharply reduced returns.

  • Another week, another pension fund filing a lawsuit over execution of currency trades. Here's what it means for you. 

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    Double-dipping has become a hot topic during these times of severely strained budgets.  Yet even as some states have begun curbing the practice, a new national report found tens of thousands of state and local  employees drawing government salaries along with their pensions.

  • Pension Payouts of the Ten Largest Economies Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 10:11 AM ET
    Publicly financed retirement, or pension, benefits vary widely across the world. But as the U.S. and Europe consider fiscal austerity measures to address debt problems, some pension programs could be subject to change. To grasp what most recipients stand to lose, we’ve taken a look at the promised pension payouts of the ten largest economies in the world. (.) Our snapshot is based on a  and Development, OECD, calculates pension wealth for 54 countries, adjusting for differences in retirement age

    Publicly financed retirement, or pension benefits, vary widely across the world. See how your pension plan stacks up against the world’s largest economies.

  • POLL: Confident About Social Security? Monday, 26 Sep 2011 | 9:42 AM ET
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    Though many believe Social Security to be vital for the nation's well-being, most young Americans doubt the entitlement will exist when they reach retirement age.

  • Underfunded Pensions Pressured to Make Riskier Bets Thursday, 8 Sep 2011 | 4:37 PM ET

    After a tumultuous August, pension funds are falling further under water, raising pressure on boards to take on more risk at a time when the economic and policy outlook has never been more uncertain.

  • Get Your Fill   Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:50 PM ET
    Get Your Fill

    Want to skip the high management fees of a 401k? Opt to put your money in an IRA.

  • Retire Right   Friday, 2 Sep 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Retire Right

    Cramer gives you advice on how to make more money with your 401K.

  • What $1 Million Buys You Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 6:30 PM ET
    Who hasn’t spent at least a few daydreaming moments fantasizing about spending money? Not just a few hundred bucks either, but huge, irresponsible sums of money, all on completely unnecessary luxury items? Most of us probably have, but sadly, reality tends to intervene. Just as we’re settling into a meditation about a chartered plane jetting us off to Aruba, the memory of that unpaid and overdue $250 phone bill intrudes and throws cold water on the fantasy.If one were to make a completely uneduc

    $1 million isn’t what it used to be, in part because a lot of people don’t know how far it can go, and the amount of time and effort that it would take to spend it.

  • Some of Britain’s biggest banks have begun quietly ridding themselves of billions of pounds of assets they have found difficult to sell following the financial crisis, moving them off their balance sheets and into staff pension funds, the FT reports.  

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    As the nation tightens its budget belt, the century-old military retirement system has come under attack as unaffordable, unfair to some who serve and overly generous compared with civilian benefits.

  • Fixing Italy's Pain Drives a Cabbie to Despair Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:55 AM ET
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    While austerity measures — cuts in social benefits such as pensions and health care — are unpopular with the citizens of Europe, they haven’t seen anything yet.

  • Implications of a US Downgrade Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 | 10:04 AM ET
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    It appears that politicians in Washington, D.C., are moving closer to a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on U.S. government bonds or other obligations.

  • What Happens If the US Is Downgraded? Wednesday, 27 Jul 2011 | 3:59 PM ET
    Politicians in Washington, D.C. finally agreed on a deal that would extend the ability of the government to borrow money beyond August—preventing a default on  or other obligations.But even with the U.S. debt ceiling raised, a short-term deal that does little to raise revenue or cut spending might result in a downgrade of the country's long-term debt. Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s might decide that the failure to produce a longer-term solution to the U.S. debt burden indicates that the country's

    You might be surprised by some of the possible answers. Click ahead to see what happens if the U.S. credit rating is downgraded.

  • Debt Threat Fallout: Pensions & Non-Profits   Monday, 18 Jul 2011 | 1:21 PM ET
    Debt Threat Fallout: Pensions & Non-Profits

    Insight on what would happen to pension funds and non-profit groups if the government were to default on its debt, with Verne Sedlacek, Commonfund CEO.