ETF Assets Increase During April >
May 08, 2013 -- Exchange-traded fund (ETF) assets increased by $24.1 billion, or 1.7%, in April.
Institutional Investors See Another Good Quarter >
May 08, 2013 -- Double digit U.S. equity returns powered a solid first quarter for all institutional plan types, according to the Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Service (TUCS).
Diversification Drives Manager Search Activity >
May 07, 2013 -- Manager search activity increased in 2012 as institutional investors looked to diversify their portfolios, according to data released by Mercer.
S&P 1500 Pension Funding Levels Slip >
May 06, 2013 -- S&P 1500 pension plan funding levels slipped 2%
in April as a decline in interest rates offset the effect of a stronger equity
market, according to Mercer.
Another Argument for Smaller Investment Menus >
May 01, 2013 -- A new study offers another argument for providing plan participants with a shorter menu of investment options.
Market Lessons for Investing Plan Assets >
April 30, 2013 -- The economy is experiencing some familiar trends, but certain details should dictate different investing reactions.
412(e)(3) Plans for Small-Business Clients >
April 30, 2013 -- A 412(e)(3) fully insured defined benefit (DB) plan might be the right
solution for small-business clients with stable profits.
LIMRA Reports Financial Literacy Failings >
April 29, 2013 -- LIMRA asked 2,000 Americans a series of basic financial and retirement questions—and one-third failed the test.
NYC Pension Funds Sue BP >
April 29, 2013 -- The New York City Pension Funds have filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum (BP).
Bond Rally Could be Ending >
April 26, 2013 -- Bond
investors could be living in a bubble, as rising bond prices may be obscuring
the truth of less-than-zero yields on Treasury notes.