Retirement Pensions


  • Big-money investors get active in volatile times Sunday, 27 Sep 2015 | 9:42 PM ET

    While volatility prevails, big institutional investors are ponying up for active managers and leaning away from cheaper, passive investing.

  • How the world's big pension funds view China Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 | 11:24 PM ET

    Hot money may be flowing out of China's markets amid a persistent economic slowdown, but slower moving institutional money is taking a longer view.

  • Some target-date funds missing their marks? Wednesday, 23 Sep 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Some target-date funds missing their marks?

    Recent swings in the market may have many retirement investors worried as some target-date funds -- a popular and often default option in many 401(k) plans -- miss their mark.

  • Brian Moynihan

    New York City's $165 billion pension funds will vote to strip Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan of his chairman title, a spokesman for the funds told Reuters.

  • BOSTON, Sept 8- When Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States this month he will face a national Catholic Church whose finances are staggering under a shrinking membership and huge payouts to sex-abuse victims, threatening to undermine its social influence. A Reuters review of U.S. Catholic financial disclosures shows the pension funding...

  • CalSTERS CIO: We’re going to ride this out Monday, 24 Aug 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Chris Ailman

    The market's dramatic selloff was difficult and uncomfortable but merely "choppy seas" for the long-term investor, the CIO of CalSTRS said.

  • Pension advance firms cheat retirees -U.S. lawsuit Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    The lawsuit against Pension Funding LLC and Pension Income LLC was brought by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York State Department of Financial Services. It accused the California- base companies and their principals of duping older Americans, mainly through online pitches, from 2011 through last December into redirecting...

  • Santelli Exchange: Public debt & taxation Friday, 24 Jul 2015 | 10:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Public debt & taxation

    Mike "Mish" Shedlock, SitkaPacific Capital Management investment advisor joins CNBC's Rick Santelli to discuss pension economics.

  • Chicago's bond bailout Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Chicago's bond bailout

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Brian Battle, Performance Trust Capital Partners, discuss how to fix Chicago's financial dilemma, including problems in pensions and the city of Chicago alone having $20 billion unfunded liability.

  • Pension fallout hits Chicago bonds; tax rate hiked Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Chicago skyline.

    The inability to curb public pension costs in Illinois led its biggest county to hike the sales tax rate on Wednesday.

  • CalSTRS CIO: Small allocation in hedge funds Wednesday, 15 Jul 2015 | 8:18 AM ET
    CalSTRS CIO: Small allocation in hedge funds

    Christopher Ailman, CalSTRS CIO, shares his thoughts on investing in hedge funds and where he is seeing investment opportunities. I won't bet on Europe right now, says Ailman.

  • CNBC update: Active Mexican volcano Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 11:30 AM ET
    CNBC update: Active Mexican volcano

    The California Public Employees' Retirement System says it missed its return target by a wide margin; and Mexico's fire volcano has had steady activity, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 10:31 PM ET
    Despite 'agreekment,' Athens is still in trouble

    John Calverley, Head, Global Thematic Research at Standard Chartered, warns of looming trouble in Greek politics.

  • Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people? Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:40 PM ET
    Can Tsipras sell bailout deal to Greek people?

    Lindsey Piegza, Chief Economist at Stifel Fixed Income, says getting the Greek population on board with Monday's bailout plan will require "extreme political maneuvering."

  • New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan Monday, 13 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET
    New Greek deal is worse than last: JP Morgan

    Guillaume Chatain, Executive Director and Head of Equity Solutions at JP Morgan Private Bank, expects Athens to seek changes to Monday's bailout deal over the next couple of months.

  • Forget Gov. Christie, watch NJ credit: Jim Grant Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Republican U.S. presidential candidate and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie arrives on stage to make the formal announcement of his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination at Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey, June 30, 2015.

    New Jersey is a "wonderful window" into world credit problems, said market-watcher Jim Grant, a day after Gov. Christie announced a presidential run.

  • Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 2:30 AM ET
    Eye high-yield bonds for pensions: Prof

    Luigi Zingales, co-author of Saving Capitalism and a professor at University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, says he would consider high-yield bonds for his pension, despite the risk.

  • The key issues holding back a Greek deal Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 11:02 PM ET
    The key issues holding back a Greek deal

    David Kuo, CEO of The Motley Fool, Singapore, outlines the sticking points that are keeping Greece and its creditors from reaching a deal.

  • Why your state may be forced to raise your taxes Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Ohio Statehouse, in Columbus

    More than 30 states face a budget shortfall in fiscal 2015, and many have 5% or less in reserve. It's a red flag that big trouble is ahead.

  • America's retirement crisis, a woman's crisis Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    America's retirement crisis, a woman's crisis

    Sallie Krawcheck, Ellevate Network, explains how closing the gender pay gap will go a long way to solving the social security crisis and grow the economy.