Retirement Pensions

  • Are Hedge Funds Risking Public's Pension Money?

    Outsized risks by hedge funds and fees could imperil pensions, says Simon Lack, SL Advisors founder and author of "The Hedge Fund Mirage."

  • Emerging Economies New Haven for Pension Funds?

    Sheikh Maktoum Hasher Al Maktoum, executive chairman at SHUAA Capital, explains why pension funds are buying into emerging countries as well as why he is focusing on SME asset based lending, and moving away from any banking and sovereign risks.

  • The stock rally, low fixed-income yields, plateauing commodities and legal pressures have added to the concerns many investors have when dealing with hedge funds.

  • AMP: Why Sentiment in Australia is Improving

    Craig Dunn, CEO of AMP, tells CNBC how falling interest rates have boosted domestic sentiment in Australia, helping achieve a 2 percent rise in fiscal-year net profit.

  • Want to Face Retirement....Literally?

    CNBC's Kayla Tausche reports BofA's "Face Retirement" site shows users digitally aged photos of themselves in an effort to compel people to save more money for their "golden years." And, CNBC's David Faber takes a peek at what his retirement will "look" like.

  • Retirees are ditching government bonds and demanding riskier assets.

  • Investors are flocking to fixed income ETFs -- but they may be dangerous when rates rise.

  • Federal Reserve Building, Washington, D.C.

    Markets expect the Fed to continue buying Treasurys, but the course for rates is more likely to be determined by the "fiscal cliff" talks.

  • How to Trade a Familiar and Frustrating Fixed Income Market

    A weak economy, soft corporate earnings and the fiscal cliff, investment houses are warning of impending market turmoil. The outlook is gloomy for the immediate future, with glimmers of optimism for the longer term.

  • Delivering Alpha to Pensions

    The nation's pension funds and endowments are feeling the pressure of low interest rates on their portfolios. James Bailey, Cambridge Associates co-founder and Janet Cowell, North Carolina State Treasurer, provide perspective.

  • IBM Overhauls 401k Plan

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney discuss "Big Blue's" plans to contribute to its employee retirement accounts once a year, instead of twice a month.

  • Where Are Pensions Putting Their Assets?

    Nancy Curtin, chief investment officer at Close Brothers Asset Management, tells CNBC that both in the United States and the UK you are seeing pension funds switch out of equities into fixed income.

  • Start preparing for your retirement at least six months before you tell anyone at your office you are leaving.

  • Tasks to complete with your employer before your last day or work.

  • Investors looking to buy corporate bonds must temper their expectations for 2013.

  • Reform Pension Systems or Pay the Price, Report Warns

    Many over-40 workers — the Generation X and baby boomer generations — are plotting their career options as they bear down on retirement age.

  • Six Tips for Boomers Looking for Work

    If you're a Baby Boomer, the biggest challenge in looking for work may come with reimagining your career. You don't have to completely reinvent yourself, but you may have to adapt to a new environment.

  • Asia’s Pension Plans Face a Big Black Hole

    There is a yawning gap between what’s currently in state pension coffers in Asia and what’s needed to cover the elderly in retirement.

  • ’The Single Woman's Guide to Retirement’: New Book

    There are now more than 25 million single women over the age of 45 in the US and approaching retirement. This author offers advice on the opportunities and challenges of single women as they approach the so-called "golden years."

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    China is mulling changes to its one-child policy with government advisory bodies drafting proposals in the face of a rapidly aging society.