Australian Regulator Asks Pension Funds to Improve Disclosure of Fees, Other Investment Expenses In Bid For Transparency

The Australian Securities & Investments Commission asked the country’s pension funds Friday to improve disclosure of fees and other costs associated with their investments. Reported by Reuters: The move is aimed to improve the quality of disclosure by funds and allow consumers to make informed decisions, the Australian Securities & Investments ...

Dan Primack: All Alternatives Are Not Created Equal

Pension funds have been receiving flak from all sides lately regarding alternative investments. The criticisms have been varied: the high fees, opacity, underperformance and illiquidity. But, outside of official statements from pension staff defending their investments, it’s not often we get to here from the people on the other side of the argument. Dan ...

Missouri Law Bans Pension Advances, Helps Retirees Recoup Losses

Pension360 covered last week the rising business of pension advances—businesses that apply the concept of a payday advance to retirement benefits by giving retirees an option to receive their pension as a lump sum. But Missouri recently passed a bill that outlaws the practice and gives retirees a chance to take legal action against the business that ...
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