Putting a premium on risk assessment and solutions.
Plan design should consider savings and investment patterns.
Moving bond portfolios presents different challenges for investors.
Plan sponsors are more comfortable using external resources to meet new challenges.
Defined contribution plans are receiving more attention from sponsors, regulators.
Investment product innovation helps U.S. plan sponsors tackle an evolving set of challenges.
Approach helps U.S. plan sponsors balance short- and long-term funding considerations.
Popular academic theory meets real-world pension plan investment strategy.
Use of auto enrollment, target date funds surges among defined contribution plans.
New scorecard gives sponsors a clearer view of a plan's ongoing health and viability.
Keys to successfully restructuring defined contribution plan assets.
New types of retirement plans address changing regulations and market trends.
Total investment program management can allow investors to focus on core competencies.
Plan sponsors are increasingly turning to outsourcing to gain simplicity in plan management.
Defined contribution plans gain favor with employers around the globe.
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While target date funds have been in existence for several years, the recent surge in interest is a result of the Pension Protection Act which was signed into law in 2006. Many plan sponsors are adopting target date strategies as their new default investment option. Listen to this podcast to find out more about Target Date Strategies.
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Pension Plan sponsors in Europe and North America are looking for alternatives to traditional pension management strategies. A host of issues are prompting plan sponsors to seek out new solutions with the potential to relieve the pressure building on their funds. Listen to this podcast to find out more about trends in the use of liability driven investment strategies.
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Multinationals and investment managers who have interest in meeting the challenges of globalization will be interested in how Northern Trust has developed an innovative approach to cross border pension pooling, offering clients a unique solution to their needs.
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Each year, institutional investors shuffle between $2 trillion and $2.5 trillion dollars among portfolios. Given the continued search for alpha and new funding and reporting requirements, most industry analysts expect the number of portfolio restructurings to increase. As the pace of fund restructurings continues to accelerate (due to these changes), it’s important to separate truth from the transition management myths.
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Pension plans around the globe are adopting new investing mindsets and changing behaviors as they grapple with aging populations, funding issues and new regulations. This podcast is intended for institutional investors who want to learn more about how pension plans around the globe are responding to new pension funding laws and regulations, and the strategies - such as liability driven investing - that are being developed to deal with these issues.
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