Pension Sponsors Juggle Derisking Strategies
With many pension plans too low-funded to justify aggressive fixed-income investment, lump-sum buyouts and annuities are popular derisking strategies.
Weighty New Conundrum for Pension Plan Sponsors
With PBGC premiums soaring, sponsors face more pressure to fund up their plans. General Motors' response: do it with debt-issuance proceeds.
Chicago Issues Debt to Cover Pension Shortfall
A property tax increase helped shore up the city's police and fire fighter pensions, but the Windy City is still cash strapped.
J.C. Penney Cuts Pension Plan Liability by Up to 35%
The retailer has completed a lump-sum offer to retirees and will annuitize other obligations through a deal with Prudential.
Reaping the Rewards of Lower Risk in DB Plans
Finance executives have been busy de-risking DB plans, and they're happy with the results.
How to Button Up Benefits in M&A Deals
Acquisitions are tricky, so employee benefits aspects to them may be overlooked. Here's what to keep in mind.
Pension Plans Sink Despite High Investment Gains
Factors out of plan sponsors' control overwhelmed a strong 2014 for the markets, decimating funded status yet again.
Pension Power for the 401(k)
New federal guidance could spur demand for guaranteed lifetime income products, which ideally can function similarly to pensions.
‘Dead Peasant Insurance’ Still Alive in Corporate America
Company-owned insurance on employees' lives: Is it a ghoulish practice or a legitimate method of funding retirement plans?
Lifting the Lid on 401(k) Fees
The coming mandatory disclosure of plan fees could give participants a nasty shock.
When Pensions Change Hands
Integrating 401(k) plans after a merger can raise tricky fiduciary issues.