Plans That Stand Out, From Defined Benefits to Full Funding
- The pension fund cookie jar. // Pensions & Investments;2/17/2014, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p10
The article reports on the U.S. Congress' use of corporate defined benefit plans as a source of funds for unrelated federal spending. Topics discussed include an example to illustrate that the Congress used the corporate defined benefit system as source for any legislation that needs funding and...
- LARGEST PENSION FUNDS. Marks, Anne; Novak, Joe // Crain's Detroit Business;12/27/2004, Vol. 20 Issue 52, p82
This article presents information regarding largest pension funds. It presents a chart depicting name of pension fund, its rank, revenue and its percent change and number of participants. This list is an approximate compilation of the largest pension funds in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw...
- DEFENDING MANAGEMENT OF STATE PENSION FUNDS. Scheff, Hank // Crain's Chicago Business;11/4/2002, Vol. 25 Issue 44, p10
Reports on the management of public pension funds in Illinois. Impact of downturn in the stock market on pension funds; State pension funds that have received the required level of state funding in each year since 1995; Advantages of defined benefit pension plans.
- Report on status of pension plans. // CPA Journal;Feb95, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p10
Reveals the funding levels of the pension plans of public companies. Trend from 1988 to 1993; Definition of the fully funded defined benefit pension plan; Assumptions underlying pension obligation calculations; Effect of the decline in interest rates, discount rates as reflection of market...
- Potential reductions weren't disclosed. Anand, Vineeta // Pensions & Investments;6/26/2000, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p20
Presents results of a survey of employers by UNIFI Network that may provide lawmakers with ammunition for legislation requiring employers to give workers more information about pension plans. Percentage of employers that overhauled their traditional defined benefit pension plans since 1985 and...
- 800% in 20 years. Williams, Fred // Pensions & Investments;9/30/2002, Vol. 30 Issue 20, p3
Provides analysis on defined benefit assets of largest 200 pension funds. Economic growth of pension funds; Impact of the funds on nation's total gross domestic product; Decrease in the percentage of total defined benefit plan assets.
- Myths of defined contribution participation. Gately, James H. // Pensions & Investments;2/7/1994, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p10
Opinion. Analyzes myths concerning defined contribution pension plans. Employee participation rates; Insufficiency of savings rates; Use of plan savings for purchasing needs; Participants' spending of lump-sum distributions upon separation from service; Diversification of participants' savings.
- Number of top 200 funds using various strategies. // Pensions & Investments;1/24/1994, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p17
Presents a breakdown of the number of defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds in the United States using various strategies in 1993. Strategies include equity index funds; Bond index funds; Foreign equities; Oil & gas; Minority-stake funds; Other strategies used.
- Solving the Underfunding Crisis. Bradford, Hazel // Benefits Magazine;Jan2013, Vol. 50 Issue 1, p46
The article reports on the severe funding crisis gripping the public defined benefit pension plans, with strong investment performance unlikely to revive them.