Editorial

Wrestling with mortality

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Updated mortality tables issued by the IRS could create headaches for single-employer defined benefit plan sponsors.
Still more victims in cyber wars

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No one will want to be the Equifax of the financial services sector.
ESG factors a welcome addition to portfolio management

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The discussion of the merits of including environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions seems to be over. Research suggests that correctly used they do not add to risk or hurt...
Not every worker is offered a choice

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Most private-sector employees likely also would choose a DB option over defined contribution plans, but what choice do they have?
Buyouts could be a win-win

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Managing pension assets and liabilities is a distraction for most companies – and minimizing that distraction can improve corporate efficiency.
A welcome push for climate-risk disclosure

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Two of the largest institutional investment management firms are focused on an issue of corporate governance. How will others respond?
It's time for the Fed to raise interest rates

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The Fed's low-interest-rate policy must end. While it helped the broad economy, it was harmful elsewhere, particularly its impact on DB plans.
Keep this top of mind: You are a fiduciary

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Too many executives overseeing defined contribution plans still do not realize they are fiduciaries. This must change.
Tax reform is No. 1 priority

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President Trump must put tax reform and infrastructure spending at the top of his agenda and move health-care reform to the back burner.
Fab Four, Nifty Fifty and history repeating

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Institutional investors should review managers' portfolios to see if they are overweight, market weight or underweight in four key stocks.