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New name, new logo . . . same mission

New Mexico Public Employees Retirement Association, Santa Fe, is rebranding its deferred compensation plan, giving it a new name, plus a logo that the $500 million 457 plan will share with PERA's $14 ...

November 02, 2015
U.K. brings Workie to DC land

U.K. brings Workie to DC land

Meet the U.K. defined contribution market's new mascot: Workie.

November 02, 2015
Munger's lessons go straight to the point

Munger's lessons go straight to the point

“Charlie Munger, The Complete Investor,” by Tren Griffin, is a treasure trove of observations and comments by Mr. Munger, Warren Buffett's investment expert.

November 02, 2015
Answer: ERISA lawyer who fulfilled 'Jeopardy' dream

Answer: ERISA lawyer who fulfilled 'Jeopardy' dream

An ERISA attorney's 23-year quest to win on “Jeopardy!” ended because of a silent letter.

November 02, 2015
Private equity leaders aim to promote hiring of veterans

Private equity leaders aim to promote hiring of veterans

Private equity firms are usually fierce competitors, but they have joined forces for a good cause: hiring more veterans at U.S. portfolio companies.

October 19, 2015
Couple's $20 million gift aids investment institute

Couple's $20 million gift aids investment institute

As a business student at the University of Notre Dame, James Parsons was one of the first undergraduates to take a crack at helping manage the institution's endowment through a new finance course,...

October 19, 2015
Quant star's passion for music is welcome serenade for charities

Quant star's passion for music is welcome serenade for charities

Peter Muller is best known in investment management circles as the quant guy who developed a process-driven, systematic trading strategy for Morgan Stanley in 1993 that's now run by his own firm, PDT ...

October 19, 2015

NAPF takes on new moniker at group's annual conference

This year's annual National Association of Pension Funds conference was its biggest show yet.

October 19, 2015

VC podcasts aim to show tender side of industry

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has embarked on a digital teach-in, with a new set of podcasts designed to provide entrepreneurs, investors and others insight into the...

October 19, 2015
'Rally for Retirement' participants want Congress to take notice, listen

'Rally for Retirement' participants want Congress to take notice, listen

Retirement plan service providers and consultants will storm Capitol Hill on Oct. 20 to remind members of Congress of the role the private-sector retirement system plays in the national economy and...

October 05, 2015
New House caucus focuses  on corporate gender diversity

New House caucus focuses on corporate gender diversity

Women could get more support from the men in Congress with the just-launched Men for Women Caucus in the House of Representatives.

October 05, 2015
Managers join together to boost trading transparency

Managers join together to boost trading transparency

Five money management firms have banded together to focus on making markets fairer for investors, taking aim at alternative trading systems and dark pools on issues such as transparency and best...

October 05, 2015
Penn tops the list of money management talent feeder schools

Penn tops the list of money management talent feeder schools

University of Pennsylvania topped the list of U.S. schools that feed talent into the money management industry, according to data analytics firm eVestment LLC's “2015 eVestment Education Report....

October 05, 2015