Managing Pension and Retirement Plans : A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Managing Pension and Retirement Plans : A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

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As the U.S. Population ages, retirement is becoming an increasingly important life stage. Pension and retirement plans are crucial to the financial well-being of older citizens and key determinants of their standard of living. Many varieties of pension plans are currently offered, and employers have an interest in these plans because a good pension plan can help an employer attract, retain, and motivate a competent workforce. In some cases, the employer's financial health can depend significantly on the financial health of its pension plan. When employers make decisions regarding pension and retirement plans, they are making decisions that have high stakes for both their employees and the employer itself. Poor decisions can lead to intense scrutiny, sometimes by the media or in the courtroom. Good pension decision making can provide a secure future for the employer and its employees. Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators and Other Fiduciaries covers the essential financial issues surrounding pension plans. It discusses investment policy and strategy, performance measurement, fiduciary responsibilities, and labor market issues, among other topics. Anyone responsible for any aspect of pension plan management will profit from reading this book.With a diversified pension portfolio, employees get a fair expected return for the risk they take. ... one; that is, employees may view the value of a dollar of company stock as worth only $0.70 or so if they are forced to hold an undiversified portfolio heavily weighted with company stock. ... more mobile) employees to move to another company that does not include as much company stock in its pension plan.


Title:Managing Pension and Retirement Plans : A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries
Author: Cambridge August J. Baker Senior Associate The Brattle Group, Mass., Michael F. Price College of Business Oklahoma University Dennis E. Logue Dean and Fred E. Brown Chair, Jack S. Rader Executive Director Financial Management Association
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2004-09-30
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