Retirement Pensions


  • Ford changes pension reporting, restates results Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 8:24 AM ET
    An employee walks past a Ford logo at a Ford factory in Dagenham, England.

    Ford said it will restate its financial results since 2011 and show a $1.5 billion rise in 2015 pretax profit as it changes its pension reporting.

  • As markets crumbled, it paid to be Singaporean in 2015 Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 9:55 PM ET

    This fund outperformed the markets in 2015, but you're probably not allowed in. Unless you're Singaporean or near enough.

  • Are these hidden fees taking a bite out of your 401(k)? Wednesday, 30 Dec 2015 | 6:53 AM ET
    Are these hidden fees taking a bite out of your 401(k)?

    Fees are hidden in plain sight, says Tom Zgainer, America's Best 401K CEO, discussing the hidden costs in retirement plans that cost Americans more than $17 billion each year and can reduce overall savings by as much as 60 percent.

  • Social Security vs. investments Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015 | 1:16 PM ET
    Budget & policy priorities

    In a WSJ op-ed, Jeremy Siegel explains his "sorry Social Security return" and how little it provides in comparison to investments. CNBC contributor Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities weighs in.

  • Why 2016 could bring a new Greek crisis Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 | 10:35 PM ET
    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

    Next year may bring a host of new troubles for Greece, which just barely overcame a dispute with its international creditors.

  • Senate introduces bill for Puerto Rico relief Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, center, with Senate Judiciary Committee members Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, left, and Sen Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., right, at a hearing on Puerto Rico's fiscal problems.

    No bailout or bankruptcy court included. The New York Times reports.

  • Public pension cuts? Not for convicted lawmakers Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves a federal court in Lower Manhattan on Nov. 30, 2015.

    State and federal laws designed to revoke pensions of convicted public officials don't go far enough, critics say.

  • Singapore's sovereign fund GIC likes property here Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:16 PM ET

    Singapore sovereign fund GIC takes a long view on real-estate plays, eyeing emerging markets despite recent turmoil, its property chief said.

  • Chicago stuck in pension funding squeeze Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 1:46 PM ET
    Demonstrators, protesting the state of Illinois budget stalemate, rally in the Loop before marching to the Chicago Board of Trade Building on November 2, 2015 in Chicago.

    Higher taxes will help fill a multibillion-dollar hole in Chicago's public pension funds, but it won’t fill the gap, according to a report.

  • Negative rates hurting investment: Swedish CEO Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 3:45 AM ET
    Negative rates hurting investment: AP3 CEO

    Kerstin Hessius, chief executive of Swedish national pension fund AP3, says low and negative interest rates are hurting the company's investment options.

  • China property still attracting big money players Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 2:04 AM ET

    China's ghost towns may still spook retail investors, but big money players are still targeting the mainland's property sector.

  • Are hedge funds still in demand? Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 8:31 PM ET
    Are hedge funds still in demand?

    Losses due to crowded trade in long/short equities and investor activism hasn't put investors off, says Bill Ferri, global head of hedge fund solutions at UBS Asset Management.

  • Building on Nigeria's pensions Thursday, 29 Oct 2015 | 12:40 PM ET
    Building on Nigeria's pensions

    Chinelo Anohu-Amazu, director general of the National Pension Commission of Nigeria, discusses the pension reform act in the country.

  • COLUMN-U.S. CEO retirement packages: Bigger than yours Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    CHICAGO, Oct 28- Most fast food workers do not earn enough to retire with much of a pension. Then there is David Novak, executive chairman of YUM Brands, the conglomerate that runs Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and KFC outlets. Novak tops the list of Fortune 500 CEOs with the largest retirement nest eggs, according to a study from two progressive think tanks- the Center for...

  • Who should build Europe's energy stations? Tuesday, 20 Oct 2015 | 2:40 AM ET
    Who should build Europe's energy stations?

    Neil Dwane, chief investment officer for equities for Europe at Allianz Global Investors, suggests pension funds and the insurance industry should be used to finance infrastructure projects, rather than China.

  • Why this pension giant may cut investment goals Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 2:58 PM ET
    The offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) are shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    CalPERS' move to reduce its investment target by up to 1 percentage point in future years is part of a broad trend.

  • CalPERS officers propose lower investment targets Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 6:51 AM ET
    California Public Employees’ Retirement System headquarters is shown in Sacramento, Calif.

    California Public Employees' Retirement System officials are considering lowering its assumed rate of return following periods of strong performance.

  • Big Canadian pension fund expands APAC investment Wednesday, 7 Oct 2015 | 8:36 PM ET
    Big Canadian pension fund expands APAC investment

    Nicole Musicco, MD and head of APAC at the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, discusses the fund's portfolio diversification.

  • Are fees draining your retirement funds? Monday, 5 Oct 2015 | 6:39 AM ET
    Are fees draining your retirement funds?

    Tony Robbins, "Money: Master the Game," author, shares tips on how to increase retirement saving by cutting unnecessary fees.

  • People here want a higher retirement age Monday, 28 Sep 2015 | 11:06 PM ET
    Elderly people work out with wooden dumb-bells in the grounds of a temple in Tokyo on September 21, 2015, to celebrate Japan's Respect for the Aged Day.

    Governments in much of the world face the daunting prospect of fierce opposition to raising retirement ages, but in Asia, many want to see increases.