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How bad are Chicago's debt problems, really?

Jun 9, 2015
...and how did our third-largest city end up with a junk-bond rating from Moody's?
Posted In: Chicago, pensions, debt
A California Public Employees' Retirement System sign.

Why CalPERS wants a little less to do with Wall Street

Jun 8, 2015
CalPERS wants to reduce the number of investment managers that it uses.
Posted In: CALpers, pensions, investment, money managers, hedge funds, private equity

CalPERS' quest to pay lower money-management fees

Jun 8, 2015
U.S.'s largest public pension fund is expected to cut the number of firms in half.
Posted In: CALpers, pension, pensions

Detroit's revamped pension plan may set new precedents

Jun 20, 2014
Why the California state pension system cares about Detroit's bankruptcy.
Posted In: pensions, Detroit bankruptcy, Detroit

Detroit's bankruptcy: The national implications

Jul 19, 2013
Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, explains why Detroit's bankruptcy will impact each and every state around the country.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, bonds, pensions

Public pension funds rebound from recession

May 20, 2013
But for some the recovery still doesn't mean they are doing as well as they should.
Posted In: pensions, pension funds, Retirement

Teachers reflect on state worker pension reform

Apr 23, 2012
Many states are cutting back on benefits promised to public employees, sparking a political debate.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, pension funds, pensions, New York

Pension assets are coming back, sort of

Apr 3, 2012
Yes, public pension plans are ripe for reform. But overhauling these plans is an opportunity to improve pension design for everyone.
Posted In: pensions, 401(k), IRAs, retirement savings, public pensions

Investment fees matter -- a lot

Apr 2, 2012
High fees eat away at returns.
Posted In: fess, investment, pensions, individual investors

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