Pension De-risking Now Has IMF’s Attention
The trend of de-risking corporate pension plans calls into question the viability of the insurance companies that assume the obligations, an IMF report says.
Does Gay Marriage Ruling End a Financial Planning Niche?
The workarounds that advisors in many states created to provide same-sex couples with legal benefits now must be unwound.
30 Best Big 401(k) Plans: BrightScope
These $1 billion-plus 401(k) plans saw higher participation, deferral rates and average balances in 2014.
10 U.S. Companies With Lowest International Tax Rates
WalletHub recently released an analysis of taxes paid by the 100 largest firms and found S&P 100 companies pay about 22% less abroad.
2014 Broker-Dealers of the Year—Scenario 3: SEC Imposes Fiduciary Standard on Reps
How would top BDs handle this scenario? "In many ways," says Eric Schwartz of Cambridge, "we're in a fiduciary world already."
5 Market Investing Tips for Rest of 2014
The strongest performing groups in the equity sector so far in 2014 could be promising in the coming months.
New Hire Roundup: Marvin Davis Goes to Edelman Financial Services
Also this week, Michele Buck was elected to the board at New York Life, and Lisa Parry Howard and Kathleen Parsons joined New York Private Trust Co.
Record Pension Gap Threatens 2013 Company Earnings: Mercer
Falling interest rates were the cause of pension plans’ losses despite overall annual asset growth of approximately 16% in the stock market.
Japan’s Softbank to Snap Up 70% of Sprint
A domestic market in decline has prompted it to look elsewhere for growth, and the U.S. has become its target.
Top 25 ‘Heroic’ U.S. Companies That Invest in U.S.
The Progressive Policy Institute released its list of companies that are “betting on America” by making significant domestic capital expenditures.