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Retirement Pensions


  • 'Fiscal Nightmare' Not Based in Reality Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    Public spending on health has already lurched out of control, owing to expensive new technologies and malfunctioning medical markets. Here's why three reforms will be crucial.

  • After the Storm, the Little Nest Eggs That Couldn't Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 4:05 PM ET

    After the stock market sank in 2008, many investors lost money from their 401(k)s, leaving those who are looking to retire strapped for cash, the New York Times reports.

  • S&P to Rise 40% by Year's End? Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 2:04 PM ET
    S&P to Rise 40% by Year's End?

    Discussing whether the S&P 500 could finish the year 40% higher, with Michael Gayed, Pension Partners, and Jack Caffrey, JP Morgan Private Bank. "Conditions favoring risk assets are rising," says Gayed.

  • Fast Money Portfolio: Pensions & Private Equity Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 5:28 PM ET
    Fast Money Portfolio: Pensions & Private Equity

    Discussing how one pension fund is making a big bet on private equity, with Steve LeBlanc, Teacher Retirement System of Texas.

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    As the euro zone’s biggest economy, and one of its most successful in recent years, Germany has shouldered the burden of helping to bail out more troubled euro zone nations.

  • Sprint-MetroPCS Deal is Off Friday, 24 Feb 2012 | 7:23 PM ET
    Sprint-MetroPCS Deal is Off

    KNTV's Scott Budman reports Sprint has walked away from a major deal with MetroPCS; Japanese regulators say AIJ Investment Advisors lost $2 billion dollars in pension assets it managed; shares of Kenneth Cole Productions soared after Kenneth Cole himself offered to buyback shares of the company; Starboard Value doesn't like the way AOL is being run, so it filed to nominate five people to the board; and shares of TiVo slid 3% after it issued a downbeat forecast.

  • Calculating Realistic Returns for Your Retirement Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 10:01 AM ET

    Figuring out how much you'll need to retire — or how much you can expect to earn on your retirement dollars — isn't as simple as plugging numbers into an online calculator.

  • Student Loan Crisis Busts Savings Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
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    Parents who borrow money to pay for their children's college education are exacerbating a growing student loan crisis.

  • Pension Threat: The Looming Crisis Facing Investors Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 6:41 PM ET

    The financial crisis may have triggered yet another ripple – one that has gone somewhat unnoticed by investors.

  • Looming Corporate Pension Shortfalls Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 5:16 PM ET
    Looming Corporate Pension Shortfalls

    Companies in the S&P will face a 36% pension shortfall this year. John Ehrhardt Milliman, Fastline, explains.

  • Why Even 20-Somethings Are Worried About Retirement Monday, 30 Jan 2012 | 10:34 AM ET

    The "millenials" are perhaps the first generation to be actively thinking about planning for retirement in their 20s. Not expecting social security or traditional pensions, they're putting all their faith in 401(k)s and say they want help managing them.

  • Retirement Yield Drought: 4 Ways to Beat It Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 3:57 PM ET
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    With the Federal Reserve promising low rates at least through 2014, many retirees and conservative investors are naturally concerned. Here are four ways to plan accordingly.

  • Private Equity & The Future of Pension & Profits Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 6:31 AM ET
    Private Equity & The Future of Pension & Profits

    "We are a big supporter and believer of private equity," says James Leech, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan president/CEO. Leech says private equity has produced good results for pension plans and in the last 20 years his pension plan has produced over 20 percent in yields.

  • Up-and-Coming Retirement Cities Abroad Wednesday, 11 Jan 2012 | 11:23 AM ET
    Contrary to popular belief, not all American citizens are required to move to Boca Raton when they retire. Sure, the climate is heavenly, the ocean water is alluring and the shoreline could hardly be more inviting. However, it’s not cheap, as the presence of  will attest, and the simple fact is that not all retirees have the means to live someplace like this.With this in mind,  a publication devoted to showing that “you can live better, for less, overseas,” just released its  By weighing such fa

    International Living just released its Retirement Index for 2012, which determines foreign destinations offering retirees a high standard of living at a low price. CNBC.com highlights 10 of them.

  • Shell to Close Final Salary Pension Scheme Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 1:14 AM ET

    Shell is to close the FTSE 100’s last remaining final salary pension scheme to new hires in Britain, ending an era in which private sector workers could be confident of a guaranteed income throughout their retirements, the FT reports.

  • What Pimco's 'Paranormal' Means for Pension Funds Wednesday, 4 Jan 2012 | 11:56 AM ET

    The new "new normal" is a "paranormal" market — and this paranormal market could wind up haunting pension funds.

  • Funding Gap Doubles for US Corporate Pensions Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 2:19 PM ET

    From a moderate surplus at the end of 2007, pension plan assets at S&P 500 companies now cover only about 74 per cent of estimated liabilities, calculates Credit Suisse, a deficit of roughly $450bn.

  • RI's Treasurer: Focus On the Math, Not the Politics Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 11:23 AM ET

    While politics on the national scene are a continual show of gridlock, politics, and fingerpointing as the economy struggles, the state of Rhode Island managed to cut its pension liabilities and save taxpayers $4 billion. How did it do it? By putting aside politics and focusing on the math, state General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Henes: NYC is Pension Model for 21st Century? Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 10:00 AM ET

    It is the governance of public pension plans that needs to be restructured to assure that pension funds are being appropriately invested and protected.

  • Rhode Island Tackles Pension Reform Wednesday, 21 Dec 2011 | 7:48 AM ET
    Rhode Island Tackles Pension Reform

    Rhode Island is trying to boost its finances and fend off downgrades as it passes a broad reform of its pension system, with Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island general treasurer. The way to solve fiscal problems is to leave politics aside, she says.