Economy

Pew: States identify 3 options for broadening private-sector retirement access

At least half the states are implementing or considering retirement savings options for private-sector workers without access to them through their employers, a report released Wednesday by The Pew...

June 01, 2016 | 04:00 pm

Lift heavy hand off interest rates

With the Federal Open Market Committee meeting coming June 14-15, a decision is looming on whether it will resume its small incremental steps toward raising the federal funds rate and encouraging...

May 30, 2016
It's a hare-raising market

It's a hare-raising market

Forget bulls and bears, at least one economist says this is a bunny market.

May 30, 2016
U.K. Treasury analysis warns Brexit could result in big hit to retirement fund assets

U.K. Treasury analysis warns Brexit could result in big hit to retirement fund assets

A U.K. exit from the European Union could lead to a 29% drop in the value of U.K. equities held in retirement portfolios by 2018, the U.K. Treasury warned this week.

May 27, 2016 | 12:55 pm
House committee approves Puerto Rico restructuring legislation

House committee approves Puerto Rico restructuring legislation

Legislation allowing Puerto Rico to restructure more than $70 billion in bondholder debt was approved by the House Natural Resources Committee on Wednesday by a 29-10 vote.

May 25, 2016 | 03:13 pm
OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

OppenheimerFunds' Memani, Schwab's Sonders fear Trump's policies could hurt U.S. economy

Donald Trump's anti-trade, anti-immigration and isolationist policies would not bode well for the U.S. economy or the country's standing in the world, say two investment strategists.

May 19, 2016 | 03:27 pm
Fed sets the stage for June action

Fed sets the stage for June action

A hike in the federal funds rate at the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee is looking more likely, judging by the minutes of the April meeting released Wednesday.

May 18, 2016 | 04:12 pm

BofA: Money managers grow more cautious amid Brexit, China concerns

Money managers continue to increase their cash holdings amid concerns about Brexit, China and “quantitative failure,” said Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s latest monthly fund...

May 17, 2016 | 03:08 pm
Brexit could be positive for U.K. pension funds in short term; long term brings uncertainty

Brexit could be positive for U.K. pension funds in short term; long term brings uncertainty

A U.K. exit from the European Union is expected to provide a “slight boost” to pension funds in the short term, but the impact over the longer term is harder to gauge, said a new report...

May 17, 2016 | 01:30 pm
BlackRock's Fink: Fiscal policy key to defusing toxic economic-political brew

BlackRock's Fink: Fiscal policy key to defusing toxic economic-political brew

Laurence D. Fink, chairman and CEO of the world's largest money manager, on Tuesday called fiscal policy — targeted at infrastructure spending — the answer for a toxic brew of economic...

May 17, 2016 | 11:19 am

J.P. Morgan Asset, PIMCO sweet on company debt as Treasuries lag

J.P. Morgan Asset Management says U.S. corporate bonds are attractive and Japanese investors are gobbling them up. The PIMCO Total Return Fund is doubling the amount it’s allowed to invest in...

May 17, 2016 | 10:02 am
Most investors not preparing for a Brexit — MSCI survey

Most investors not preparing for a Brexit — MSCI survey

While the implications of a U.K. exit from the European Union are feared by investors in the U.K. and Europe, less than half are preparing for a so-called Brexit, said a survey of money managers and...

May 16, 2016 | 03:38 pm
U.S. concerns growing over potential U.K. exit

U.S. concerns growing over potential U.K. exit

Brexit concerns have hit U.S. shores, with investors, investment consultants and global money managers worried about the potential implications of a U.K. exit from the European Union.

May 16, 2016
Investors comment on the candidates

Investors comment on the candidates

Learn what institutional investors are saying about Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

May 16, 2016
Navigating knowns and unknowns in forecasting

Navigating knowns and unknowns in forecasting

To be successful, institutional investors, including pension plans, attempt to understand and put a price on the future. But is it possible to accurately forecast future events?

May 16, 2016