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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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Troubled Dallas Fund Returns 4.4 Percent For 2013

The Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund (DPFPF) knew 2013 wasn’t going to be a great year for investment returns. They knew this because 2012 wasn’t a great year, and neither were the five years prior. Even as numerous funds across the country have struggled with maintaining strong investment returns over that period, the DPFPF was performing worse ...
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Canada Pension Plan’s Quarterly Returns Come Up Short; New $500 Million Investment On Horizon

The numbers are in for the Canada Pension Plan’s investment performance over the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, and the country’s largest pension fund probably isn’t thrilled with the results. The CPP returned 1.6 percent over the three month period ended June 30. Far from disastrous, the performance still falls short of its peers: the median ...
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Survey: Pensions Funds Will Continue To Increase Alternative Investments

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Memphis’ Pension Fund Is Considering Going All-In On High-Risk Strategies

For the last two years, the City of Memphis Pension Fund has been considering an overhaul in investment strategy. The strategy: re-allocating hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. stocks and bonds into higher-risk investments. That entails increased allocations toward private equity, hedge funds, foreign stocks and bonds and real estate investments. On ...
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Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System Rakes in 22 Percent Returns

Driven in large part by index-beating equity investments, the Oklahoma Teachers’ Retirement System returned 22 percent for the fiscal year 2013-14, according to the System’s director. That number takes into account investment expenses and manager fees. The System outperformed its internal benchmark, which was 18.1 percent for 2013-14. A more detailed ...
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Montana Funds Return 17 percent for Fiscal Year

The Montana Board of Investments, the entity that manages investments for the state’s pension funds, released its annual return data yesterday. As a whole, the Board pulled in a return of just over 17 percent for fiscal year 2013-14. From the Missoulian: State investments showed a return of 17.17 percent on all pension investments in the fiscal year ...
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Maryland’s Top Fund Returns 14 Percent for Year

The Maryland State Retirement and Pension System is the latest fund to release its investment performance data for fiscal year 2013-14, and the fund returned over 14 percent for the year, the System’s second consecutive year of double-digit investment returns. From the Baltimore Post-Examiner: Maryland’s pension system for state employees and ...
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