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Feathering NEST

In the United Kingdom there are around 1.5 million employers, and it is estimated more than half of them do not offer a pension to their employees. The pension system in the UK is fragmented. There are more than 10,000 mostly defined-benefit plans and, unless you are a government employee or in the high-income bracket, […]
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a money-go-round

As debate rages in the US about the generous retirement benefits and high cost of state and local defined benefit (DB) schemes, new research sheds light on the role these funds play in stimulating the economy and creating jobs. Pensionomics 2012: Measuring the Economic Impact of DB Pension Expenditures looks at the effect of DB […]
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CalPERS commits to defined benefit

A set of 12 federal legislative policy priorities adopted by the board of CalPERS underpins the fund’s commitment to preserving defined benefit plans, and positions the fund firmly in the defined benefit camp in the debate over pension design.