Defined Benefit Plans

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The Biggest Changes For 401(k) Retirement Savers

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A spending bill signed by President Biden includes expanded access to retirement plans and new rules for 529 accounts.

Retirement Planners See New Opportunities As SECURE Act 2.0 Nears Final Approval

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The legislation's retirement system changes have received praise from much of the financial community.

New York Raises Cap On Pensions' Private Equity, Hedge Fund Assets

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A provision in state law that sets the cap hadn't been adjusted since 2006.

Chicago's Shaky Pension Funds Face New Hit From Looming Downturn

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Chicago's pensions have enough assets to cover only about 25% of what they owe.

Bringing Alternatives To 401(k) Plans

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Alternative investments are coming to defined contribution plans, but numerous obstacles to widespread adoption remain.

Retirees Seek Income Amid The One-Two Punch Of Inflation And Hostile Markets

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A panel of experts weighed in on how retirees can glean income in volatile times.

Younger Investors Hold 80% Of 401(k) Assets in Equities, New Study Finds

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Meanwhile, equity ownership has flatlined among older age groups, said two research institutes.

Crypto Fallout Leaves U.S. Retiree Benefits Mostly Unscathed

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Most of the largest public pension funds have dodged the fallout from FTX and a brutal slide in token prices.

Great Recession Strengthened Public Pension Systems, Report Says

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Public retirement systems have made changes since 2007 that have ensured their long-term viability.

When Annuities Came To 401(k)s

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Annuities are coming to defined contribution plans, but are they right for every client?

A New Income ‘Decumulation' Framework

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How financial advisors can add the most value for clients.

Great Recession Strengthened Public Pension Systems, Report Says

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Public retirement systems have made changes since 2007 that have ensured their long-term viability, the report said.

The Father Of ‘4% Rule' Doesn't Buy 3% Alternative

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William Bengen believes it would take “a catastrophic set of circumstances” before clients had to accept a 3% withdrawal rate.

Well, Hello, Sequence Risk! Where've Ya Been?

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For the first time in a long time, advisors may soon have to help clients make painful retirement choices.

Alternatives To The 60/40 Portfolio

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The next 10 years are likely to be very different from the last 10 years.

GOP Fury Over ESG Triggers Backlash With Pensions At Risk

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The finance industry is arguing that Republican are putting the financial security of U.S. savers in serious jeopardy.

Public Pensions Suffer Worst Investment Quarter Since 2020

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Public pensions have increased their risky asset allocations to more than 66%.

Calpers Logs Decade-Worst 6.1% Loss As Stocks And Bonds Dive

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Calpers, the biggest pension fund in the U.S., last reported a negative return in 2009.

Inflation Is Even Worse If You Measure It The Proper Way

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Right now monthly core inflation is clearly accelerating.

Rethinking The 4% Rule

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Is Bill Bengen's famous rule for safe withdrawal rates still relevant? People disagree.

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