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Issue Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

News

DB suits claim companies use faulty data to figure benefits

COURTS

COURTS

A series of lawsuits against defined benefit plans highlights uncertainties in law and regulations.
Largest funds top $11 trillion; assets up 6.4%

ASSET OWNERS

ASSET OWNERS

Assets in the largest 1,000 U.S. retirement plans topped $11 trillion last year, with DC plan assets in the universe growing 10% since 2017.
New CalPERS CIO ready to make 'nimble, dynamic' investing shifts

PENSION FUNDS

PENSION FUNDS

CalPERS new chief investment officer plans to take a hard look at tactical and opportunistic strategies.
India pension regulator sees coverage as immediate need

RETIREMENT PLANS

RETIREMENT PLANS

India's pension regulator says maximizing the ranks of citizens saving for retirement, however small the amounts, is his priority for now.
Public plans receive their own mortality tables

Pension Funds

Pension Funds

The first mortality tables for public-sector pension systems provide tools for benchmarking and customizing assumptions.
Cybersecurity 'patchwork' leaving industry vulnerable

REGULATION

REGULATION

With no consensus approach for protecting data, the retirement industry has developed standards that are gaining traction. But more work is needed.
Black school endowments push for growth, diversity

ENDOWMENTS

ENDOWMENTS

Historically black colleges and universities are working to boost their endowments, while some are focusing on adding diverse managers.
A personal look at Bogle's impact on the ETF world

ETFs

ETFs

Ari I. Weinberg remembers Jack Bogle and his impact on the ETF world.
Former P&I publisher Bill Bisson dies
William T. "Bill" Bisson Jr., former publisher of Pensions & Investments, died Jan. 17.
Calls grow to change how ESG risks are categorized

ESG

ESG

Money managers are calling for a more financial consideration of ESG risks than European regulators are proposing.

Special Report

P&I 1,000 largest retirement plans: 2019
The total assets of the largest 1,000 U.S. retirement plans reached a record $11.004 trillion as of Sept. 30, up 6.4% from a year earlier, thanks in part to outstanding market returns, P&I's ...

Online

Frontlines

Editorial

Focus on more urgent issues, not wall

EDITORIAL

EDITORIAL

In addition to crimping economic growth, another government shutdown would needlessly delay work on other pressing issues affecting Americans.