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Retirement Pensions


  • Is the 401(k) experiment a failure? Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM ET
    Senior couple working in cafe

    With the median account balance under $19,000, 401(k) plans are failing as a safety net. Here's what happened.

  • The city that just defaulted on $10M in bond payments Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 8:14 AM ET

    San Bernardino has defaulted on nearly $10 million in payments on its privately placed pension bond debt since it declared bankruptcy in 2012.

  • Illinois, unions to duel in court over pension cuts Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    Illinois may be fighting an uphill battle in defending the constitutionality of a 2013 public pension reform law before the state supreme court.

  • A tough pill for pensioners to swallow Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET
    Senior couple working in cafe

    Both corporate and public pensions remain short of having enough money to pay out what they've promised, despite recent asset increases.

  • CalSTRS is shedding bonds, bullish stocks: CIO Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
    Christopher Ailman, chief investment officer of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS)

    The educator-only pension fund has moved away from fixed income amid low yields and an uncertain interest rate environment.

  • This Supreme Court case could affect your 401(k) Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM ET
    U.S. Supreme Court

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a case that could transform how employers run their 401(k) plans.

  • Here's how to not outlive your retirement nest egg Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 10:25 AM ET
    Senior couple financial planning

    Think saving for retirement is hard? Try planning how to draw down those funds. But these experts can help.

  • Santelli Exchange: Retiree health care Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 10:52 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: Retiree health care

    CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to David Vaudt, GASB chairman about the costs and liabilities of retiree benefits.

  • Delayed retirement dilemma Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Delayed retirements' dilemma

    Every worker's major dilemma is finding the right moment to retire. Here are some pros and cons of delayed retirement. CNBC's Landon Dowdy reports.

  • UK pension deficits: Who's to blame? Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 6:35 AM ET
    UK pension deficits: Who's to blame?

    Discussing recent U.K. pension deficits, Danny Vassiliades, head of investment consulting at Punter Southall, explains how quantitative easing is "exacerbating" the situation.

  • The only retirement guide you'll ever need Saturday, 24 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Retirement guides run the gamut—from stating the obvious to engaging in scare tactics. Here's a checklist of things to boost your savings.

  • Pension funding dilemma Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 10:46 AM ET
    Pension funding dilemma

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Bradley Belt, former Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. CEO, discuss the federal pension insurance system and risk to tax payers.

  • Congress in no mood for pension bailout Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:54 PM ET
    U.S. Capitol building, Washington.

    Congress may have bailed out Wall Street, but it's in no mood to bail out retirees at risk of losing their pensions.

  • Public pensions at risk worldwide: Report Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 11:57 AM ET

    The world's retirement bill is coming due and many countries aren't ready to pay it, according to new report from Paris-based group.

  • Hedge funds do deliver Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 4:45 AM ET
    Hedge funds do deliver

    Investors must expect hedge funds do "lag in a massive bull market", but Alex Koriath, head of UK pensions practice at Cambridge Associates, says he doesn't advise investors to pull out of hedge funds.

  • Santelli Exchange: PBGC insurance program Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    Santelli Exchange: PBGC insurance program

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the issues with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. agency.

  • Paul Singer: Big pension 'off base' to ax hedgies Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:31 AM ET
    Elliott Management founder and CEO Paul Singer speaks during the SkyBridge Alternatives conference in Las Vegas, May 9, 2012.

    Billionaire investor Paul Singer has a message for California Public Employees' Retirement System: Dumping your hedge funds makes no sense.

  • Pension funds will increase risk: Pro Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:30 AM ET
    Pension funds will increase risk: Pro

    Ian Hamilton, head of asset owners at State Street, says pension funds will increase their risk in a low interest rate environment.

  • US public pensions' investment gains grow in Q2 Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:08 AM ET
    Signage stands outside the offices of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (Calpers) in Sacramento, California.

    U.S. public pension funds earned $129.4 billion in the second quarter, a nearly 77 percent increase over the prior quarter's modest gains.

  • Way to play Pimco holdings Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:08 PM ET
    Way to play Pimco holdings

    Discussing the way to play the departure of Bill Gross from Pimco, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial.