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  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, April 26- Bankers at China's top state lenders are quitting in increasing numbers because of cuts to their pay and perks, and moving to a new breed of financial firms such as leasing companies, trusts and online platforms, bankers and headhunters say. "In the past we wouldn't see CVs from the state sector, but now we do," said Maggy Fang, managing...

  • U.S. CEO pay rose 12 pct in 2014 -Towers Watson Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 9:00 AM ET

    Towers Watson& Co, a risk and HR management services provider, said the increase in CEOs' median total pay was much greater than the 1.6 percent increase in 2013, as lower interest rates and other factors drove up pension value. The data comes at a time when Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, under pressure from her party's left wing to campaign...

  • "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul Ebner, a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's scientific active equity group, a team of quantitative managers. At BlackRock, which has more than $4.65 trillion in assets, the company's 77- member quantitative team...

  • "We look for companies that have solid employee rankings and want to buy companies that have improvements in employee opinions," said Paul Ebner, a portfolio manager and member of BlackRock's scientific active equity group, a team of quantitative managers. At BlackRock, which has more than $4.65 trillion in assets, the company's 77- member quantitative team...

  • *Pension funds move some hedge funds into equity portfolios. *Seeking protection from overheated equity markets. LONDON, March 30- Pension schemes are changing their attitudes to hedge funds, bringing some into their mainstream equity portfolios in order to access products that offer protection in overheated markets.

  • March 19- While pension funds will catch a break on their funding levels if interest rates rise, they also may suffer if valuations fall at the same time. One group absolutely praying for the Federal Reserve to start a rate hike campaign are the private companies with large pension fund liabilities. The pension deficit among the Fortune 1000 group of companies...

  • March 11- The investment gatekeepers who help control $25 trillion of institutional money have trouble figuring out who is and who isn't good at money management. "We find no evidence that consultants' recommendations add value to plan sponsors," write Tim Jenkinson and Howard Jones of the University of Oxford and Jose Martinez of the University of Connecticut,...

  • TORONTO, Feb 13- The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, one of the world's biggest dealmakers, expects to find more acquisition opportunities in the months ahead as global market volatility plays to its advantage, its chief executive said on Friday. CPPIB is the world's fourth largest pension fund and 12th largest fund, according to consultancy Towers...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 13- U.S. companies are increasingly penalizing workers who decline to join "wellness" programs, embracing an element of President Barack Obama's healthcare law that has raised questions about fairness in the workplace. Among the two-thirds of large companies using such incentives to encourage participation, almost a quarter are imposing...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 25- Chinese investment banks have awarded pay rises to their staff for the first time since the 2008 global financial crisis, buoyed by a surge in China- related deals, but salaries and bonuses still trail far behind those paid by Western banks. "This is the first time since 2009 we have seen an increase of base and total compensation," said Maggy Fang,...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson& Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names such as Sears Holding Corp and Walgreen...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 15- Healthcare companies including Aetna Inc, Mercer and Towers Watson Co have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to build exchanges that allow company employees to buy their own insurance, betting that Corporate America wants to get out of managing workers' health benefits. By last year, blue chip names like Sears Holding and Walgreen Co had...

  • Will the new 401(k) guarantees save your retirement? Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:32 AM ET
    Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation headquarters

    Rule changes on guaranteed pension payments look promising, but are they for you?

  • Cadillac 'whack': Employers prep for Obamacare levy Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    Obamacare's Cadillac tax doesn't kick in until 2018, but companies are worrying about it and preparing for it now.

  • New twists ahead for your employer's health plan Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    The nation's largest employers are projecting health-benefits costs will rise 6.5 percent in 2015, according to a new survey from NBGH.

  • Russia's 'aid' to Ukraine in focus on Wall Street Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Wall Street looked set to open higher again on Tuesday, with tensions in Ukraine, Iraq and Israel still in focus.

  • Early movers: ANF, TW, SKUL, JPM, RAX, FSLR & more Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 7:33 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • Health-care IT boom: Who's the next big winner? Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    Venture capital investment in health-care IT companies has topped $2.3 billion in 2014, blowing past the $1.9 billion in funding for all of 2013.

  • Why your job dictates your health insurance cost Saturday, 5 Jul 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    While overall health-care costs rise, there's still big differences between what different sectors spend in total medical costs.

  • One by one, states ditch health insurance exchanges Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Gov. Deval Patrick

    Massachusetts' crippled Obamacare exchange is the latest to scrap its existing software, but experts said Tuesday, it likely won't be the last.