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'Retirement Ripoff Counter' shows impact of rule delay

'Retirement Ripoff Counter' shows impact of rule delay

Proponents of the Labor Department's new fiduciary rule are making it hard to miss by projecting a “Retirement Ripoff Counter” in public places.

April 17, 2017
Ontario asks participants to sing the praises of pension plans

Ontario asks participants to sing the praises of pension plans

An Ontario pension plan is taking the pro-defined benefit message to the streets, asking union members to spread the word about how much they like their pension plans and why.

April 17, 2017
PSCA looking at HSAs' role  in retirement

PSCA looking at HSAs' role in retirement

The Plan Sponsor Council of America has created a committee to determine how health savings accounts can play a greater role in retirement readiness.

April 03, 2017
Investors send Trump a message on climate change

Investors send Trump a message on climate change

Major U.S. institutional investors sign a letter to President Donald Trump, members of Congress and global leaders reaffirming their commitment to addressing climate change.

April 03, 2017
Don't look for aliens; plan for retirement

Don't look for aliens; plan for retirement

Empower Retirement is using space aliens to convince young DC plan participants to develop a solid strategy for retirement rather than contemplate over-the-top events that would make such planning...

April 03, 2017
S&P warns institutions on cybersecurity

S&P warns institutions on cybersecurity

Given all the things that could hurt public finance institutions' credit ratings, a cyberattack need not be one of them, advises S&P Global Ratings.

March 20, 2017
NVCA offers help to diversify VC firms

NVCA offers help to diversify VC firms

The National Venture Capital Association has released sample human resources policies to help venture capital firms diversify beyond their current predominantly young white male networks.

March 20, 2017
Canadian pension funds invest in clean energy, water

Canadian pension funds invest in clean energy, water

In a two-day span this month, Canadian public pension plans dove into clean-energy and water investments.

March 20, 2017
Citadel scouts for prospects at its datathons

Citadel scouts for prospects at its datathons

Citadel and Citadel Securities are fanning out to universities across the U.S., U.K. and Ireland and challenging data scientists, engineers and computer programmers to out-analyze the competition in...

March 20, 2017
Ariel welcomes back interns for homecoming celebration

Ariel welcomes back interns for homecoming celebration

Two of the more widely known Ariel Investments interns held court at a recent Intern Homecoming at the Chicago-based money manager.

March 20, 2017
Two Sigma first manager on The Bridge

Two Sigma first manager on The Bridge

Two Sigma Investments will ingratiate itself with New York's leading-edge technology sector by becoming the first corporate occupant of The Bridge, Cornell Tech's new campus on Roosevelt Island.

March 06, 2017
Sovereign wealth funds take a look in the mirror

Sovereign wealth funds take a look in the mirror

A group of 29 sovereign wealth funds have simultaneously published their own assessments of how they apply a set of good practice principles to their funds.

March 06, 2017
MainStay's new institute offers governance help to advisers, sponsors

MainStay's new institute offers governance help to advisers, sponsors

The mutual fund and exchange-traded funds distribution arm of New York Life Insurance Co. has created a free online service to help advisers and plan sponsors navigate the evolving governance...

March 06, 2017
CPPIB using lessons from its past to help China with reform

CPPIB using lessons from its past to help China with reform

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is using a book about its creation in 1997 to help Chinese officials begin reforming their pension system.

March 06, 2017
Abraaj's philosophy informs its label for private equity

Abraaj's philosophy informs its label for private equity

Executives at private equity firm Abraaj Group view private equity investing as a partnership, which can in some instances pull people out of extreme poverty.

March 06, 2017