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Deadline extended for 2013 Innovator Awards entries
The nomination deadline for the 2013 Innovator Awards, sponsored by Pensions & Investments and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association, has been extended until May 31.
Pew: Early boomers will be last ones to catch retirement worm
Early baby boomers might be the last generation to enjoy a secure retirement, according to a report released on Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trust.
Aegon retirement survey: 40% of U.S. respondents not confident about a comfortable retirement
A survey released this week by Aegon examining the retirement readiness among 12,000 individuals in 12 countries across Europe, North America and Asia reveals that overall, only 14% of the combined respondents said they are 'very' or 'extremely' confident they will be able to retire with a ...
Aegon: Lack of retirement readiness becoming a global crisis
Lack of retirement readiness is an emerging global crisis for governments, employers and individuals, according to survey of individuals in the U.S., U.K., Japan, China and eight other countries released Tuesday by Aegon, an international insurance, pension and money management company.
EBRI finds financial calculators help people set more realistic savings goals
Online financial calculators enable workers and retirees to set more adequate savings goals for retirement than those who didn't use calculators, new research from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Washington, shows.
Legal & General expanding its market focus
Legal & General Investment Management has been expanding through what might be dubbed as a grave-to-cradle approach to pension funds.
Deadline looms for Best Places to Work, Innovators
Time is running out to participate in two of Pensions & Investments' biggest editorial projects of the year.
Striving to create that perfect defined contribution plan
Regulators around globe rush to work out problems before giant retiree tidal wave hits.
Hedged global bonds could be answer to DC volatility problem
Many defined contribution plan sponsors are seeking solutions aimed at reducing undue volatility — excess volatility without a commensurate increase in return — that can prevent a plan and its participants from achieving their long-term objectives. Our research suggests hedged global bonds may be
A looming threat employers face from 401(k) plan loan defaults
As an employee benefits lawyer who counsels employers, I have become increasingly concerned about the implications of “pension leakage” for fiduciary liability, at least in the absence of currently available loan protection or a statutory safe harbor. Pension leakage is a term describing what ...
Decumulation moves to forefront
Every aspect of defined contribution plans has remained open to debate and tweaks, but increasingly the goal of turning DC savings into an adequate income stream for retirees is the elephant in the room.
'Insourcing' trend growing among big institutional investors
Large institutional investors increasingly are “insourcing” asset management to improve returns by cutting costs.
Defined contribution plans around the world
Plan sponsors and regulators continue to search for the right mix of contributions, investment choices and income streams to give participants the security once provided by defined benefit plans.
Retirement calculators evolve into sophisticated tools
Interactive financial calculators, long a staple of defined contribution plans, have evolved from a collection of numbers that yield a lump-sum accumulation to a detailed analysis of retirement spending that counts more than a participant's DC plan balance.
Accounting changes are pushing Japanese companies to DC plans
New accounting rules effective this year are prompting a growing number of companies in Japan to add defined contribution plans to their retirement programs or to expand existing ones.