Total retirement assets for the Top 1000 universe of defined benefit and defined contribution plans jumped 12.3% in 2012.
For the first time, defined contribution plan assets make up more than 30% of the nation's 1,000 largest retirement funds' coffers and more than a quarter of the top 200 plans' assets, according to...
Defined contribution assets invested in target-date strategies climbed nearly 29% to $96.5 billion in the 12 months ended Sept.
Investment in hedge funds among the 200 largest U.S. retirement funds continued its meteoric trajectory, jumping 20.3% to $134.
Most alternative investment asset classes — both in U.S. defined contribution and defined benefit plans — realized stunning asset increases in the year ended Sept.
For many of the largest U.S. pension funds, it seems, the world — particularly the developing one — is their oyster.