Not too long ago, talk of a retirement crisis, the reaction, more often than not, was “I'll believe it's a crisis when people start acting like it's a crisis.”
February 05, 2014 | 09:31 am
President Barack Obama directed the Treasury Department on Wednesday to create the “MyRA” retirement savings bond program mentioned in his State of the Union address Tuesday night to...
January 29, 2014 | 01:52 pm
Money managers' response to the Federal Reserve's decision to cut its monthly bond purchases to $75 billion in January from $85 billion is much more optimistic than it was when the topic first was...
December 23, 2013
Institutional investors' appetite for floating-rate securities is growing, and they are eagerly anticipating the U.S. Treasury Department's January auction of floating-rate notes.
November 11, 2013
An extended government shutdown could make the American economy “even more susceptible” to adverse effects from a debt ceiling impasse, officials at the Treasury Department warned in a...
October 04, 2013 | 03:29 pm
The Treasury Department said money managers could pose threats to the U.S. financial system when reaching for higher returns, herding into popular asset classes or amplifying price movements with...
September 30, 2013 | 05:54 pm
As Washington policymakers deal with the deadline dramas of an expiring budget resolution and the federal debt ceiling, money managers and their institutional clients are taking it all in stride.
September 30, 2013
The U.S. government urged General Motors Co. to improve pensions of some Delphi Automotive union retirees while cutting those of salaried workers to help ensure a speedy emergence from a GM...
August 16, 2013 | 10:57 am
The SPARK Institute on Thursday asked the departments of Labor and Treasury to issue regulations allowing defined contribution plans to determine a participant's marital status based on “state...
August 15, 2013 | 03:52 pm
Marathon Asset Management, one of nine firms selected in the credit crisis to manage a government-subsidized program to revive the mortgage-bond market, liquidated its fund after handing the U.S....
August 13, 2013 | 03:36 pm
he following comments were overheard at a recent meeting of Debt-aholics Anonymous.
February 04, 2013
Treasury 10-year yields fell from the highest level in nine months after a government report showed the U.S. economy unexpectedly contracted in the fourth quarter.
January 30, 2013 | 09:49 am
The Fed's action since 2008 is profoundly distorting U.S. fixed income markets.
January 10, 2013 | 04:15 pm
Jack Lew was nominated to be secretary of the Treasury on Thursday by President Barack Obama, to succeed Timothy Geithner.
January 10, 2013 | 02:52 pm
Any fiscal-cliff resolution is being seen as nothing more than a “bare-bones” extension approved by the end-of-the-year deadline.