Double-digit annual returns for most U.S. public pension systems over the past two years have done little to shrink the yawning deficits.» Read More
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo confirmed his office is investigating former Obama administration auto industry advisor Steven Rattner, in a growing probe into illegal kickbacks involving the state pension fund.
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States and other bodies of government are seeking higher returns for their pension funds, to make up for ground lost in the last couple of years and to pay all the benefits promised to present and future retirees. Higher returns come with more risk.
The people born between 1946 and 1964 have been lumped together as the Baby Boom generation their entire lives, but their values and outlooks differ greatly along that 18-year spectrum. Researchers have divided them into four categories, according to their financial status and retirement plans.
It is tempting and oversimplifying to categorize all Baby Boomers as facing similar challenges. Given that Boomers were born across three decades spanning 18 years, each group faces unique financial challenges that must be addressed in different ways.
2010 should be the year to reform retirement in Washington, said Robert Reynolds, CEO and president of Putnam Investments. He shared his insights with investors.
The nation's largest pension fund, the California Public Employees' Retirement System, said it is investigating fees paid to an outside manager that directed the fund's investments.
CalPers - the largest pension fund in the U.S. is recouping losses from the financial fallout with a strategy that's boosted assets by $40 billion since its January low.
Sponsors of defined benefit pension plans — the main retirement vehicle for millions of Americans — face "significant" pressure in the next year to keep the plans afloat, according to a study by one of the world's largest benefit consulting firms.
The American Academy of Actuaries, the public face of a behind-the-scenes profession, is in disarray after quietly sacking its incoming president, then trying to conceal both his ouster and an unpleasant secret from his past.
The government is looking closely at the pay of all top G.M. employees after bailing out the automaker. And that includes the unit that manages the pension fund, whose name was changed to Promark Global Advisors this year, says the New York Times.
Charles E. F. Millard, head of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, is under investigation for inappropriate contacts with Wall Street firms seeking to obtain lucrative contracts.
Big as California’s budget woes are today, so are the problems lurking in its biggest pension fund. The fund, known as Calpers, lost nearly $60 billion in the financial markets last year. Though it has more than enough money to make its payments to retirees for many years, it has a serious long-term shortfall. Meanwhile, local governments in the state are pleading poverty and saying they cannot make the contributions that would be needed to shore it up.
Years of state and federal neglect have hobbled the nation’s unemployment system just as a brutal recession has doubled the number of jobless Americans seeking aid, the New York Times reported.
General Motors is using its huge pension fund in a way it never intended. It had planned — and put money aside — for a steady march of retirees over time. But instead, tens of thousands of blue-collar workers, most in their 40s and 50s, are all becoming eligible for retirement benefits now, as the company rapidly downsizes.
Washington blessed them as a way to put your 401(k) on automatic pilot and glide safely toward retirement. But popular target-date mutual funds have badly missed the mark - and now regulators are asking why.
A group of well-to-do German senior citizens, who lost their savings in the credit crunch, staged a revenge attack and held their terrified financial advisor to ransom, according to several published reports Wednesday.
Chrysler and Italy's Fiat urged the US Supreme Court late Tuesday to move quickly on Chrysler's proposed sale to Fiat, saying their government-brokered deal could still unravel if it doesn't close by a June 15 deadline.
The Government Accountability Office warns in a new study that the long-term stability of traditional, defined benefit pension plans "is now vulnerable to the broader trends of eroding retirement security."
Calpers, California’s public pension fund, told over two-dozen hedge fund managers this month that they could lose Calpers’ business unless it gets better terms such as changes in fee structures, according to the Wall Street Journal.