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The Accounting Implications of Job-Hopping and the Shift to 401(k)s

Two trends have been building in recent years, and now they are set to collide: on one hand, employers are increasingly shifting workers into defined-contribution plans. On the other, workers are becoming more likely to move between companies numerous times over the course of their working lives. Those trends together are bound to butt heads. Canover ...
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CalPERS, CalSTRS See Results From Initiative To Add Women To All-Male Boards

Earlier this summer, CalPERS and CalSTRS teamed up to try to improve the diversity of all-male corporate boards in California. The funds’ research had shown that 131 California-based companies had no women on their boards, so the pension giants sent letters to those companies to gauge their interest in improving the male to female ratio of their ...
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Does Knowledge Of Pension Reforms Affect Retirement Decisions?

If you knew your pension fund was in great shape, would it alter when you chose to retire? Conversely, if you knew your fund was in dire straits, would it increase the probably of working part-time during retirement? Two Norwegian researchers set out to answer those questions. As published in the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance: We present ...
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Chicago Fund Staff Racked Up Travel Bills With Trips to Las Vegas, Hawaii, San Diego

Staff members at the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) pension fund have been hitting all the best vacation spots lately. But an investigation by the Better Government Association (BGA) raises questions about whether those trips—which were billed to the pension fund—were necessary. The visits were work related—but they were also expensive, according ...
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Argentina Default Devastates Pensions of Brazilian Mailmen

Argentina’s failure to pay interest on its debt—resulting in the country’s second default in 13 years—was always going to have an economic ripple effect. But Brazilian mailmen probably didn’t realize they’d be near the top the list of negatively affected parties. In light of Argentina’s default, they’ve seen their pensions zapped. That’s ...
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Ontario Teachers’ Fund Sets Sight On Airport As It Looks To Increase Infrastructure Holdings

The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is looking to expand its infrastructure holdings by up to $6 billion, or 33 percent, and the fund’s first move will likely be to buy an airport. From Reuters: Canada’s Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is seeking to buy the rest of Britain’s Bristol Airport in a deal worth up to 250 million pounds ...
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