All United States articles – Page 13

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    US elections seen affecting asset managers


    GLOBAL - Asset management firms could be among those most affected by the US presidential election.

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    US Fed sees global “demographic iceberg”


    GLOBAL – The chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Peter Peterson, says a “demographic iceberg” is set to hit the developed world.

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    US pension agency’s deficit widens to E4.8bn


    US – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., which backs the US pension system, says the deficit in its single-employer insurance programme has grown to around 5.4 billion dollars (4.8 billion euros) at the midyear – up from 3.6 billion dollars in 2002.

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    US steel merger tests PBGC’s mettle


    US – The 1.5 billion dollar takeover of steelmaker Bethlehem Steel by International Steel Group has put the fate of Bethlehem’s pension plan under scrutiny and presents the Pension Benefits Guaranty Corp. with its largest ever pension bailout.

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    US employer contributions to rise - report


    US – Up to 65% of US pension plans may require contributions from employers in 2003 due to lower stock market values, says consultancy firm Watson Wyatt.

  • Features

    US funds plunge into deficit

    November 2002 (Magazine)

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    US fund management fees are on the rise


    US- Fund management fees in the US are on the rise, according to a study by Lipper, mutual fund information and analysis provider. Declining assets within stock funds are behind the rise in management fees says Lipper.

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    US funds head for third year of negative returns


    US- Volatile markets continue to take their toll on US pensions schemes which are now heading for their third consecutive year of negative returns. Figures from Mercer Investment Consulting show corporate funds losing 5.5.% in the first half of the year while public plans and foundation/endowment funds lost a respective ...

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    US funds lose 5% during second quarter


    US- US pension funds, endowments and foundations have lost 5% in the second quarter of this year, reversing gains made during the first three months.

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    US schemes show 'modest' first quarter returns


    US- US plan sponsors have witnessed modest first quarter returns according to Mercer Investment Consulting. The latest performance figures for US institutional figures show corporate plans returned an average 1% return while public plans and foundation/endowment funds fared better with a corresponding 1.2%.

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    US pension funds assume “too much" for returns


    US - A wide gap is developing between the assumptions used by US pension and their rate of return expectations for a number of asset classes, according to research firm Greenwich Associates in Connecticut.

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    US value managers come out on top says S&P


    US- US value managers comprehensively outperformed their growth counterparts in the twelve months to last November according to the latest research from Standard & Poor’s.

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    US expert to make pensions speech at Oxford


    UK – Leading US population expert, Dr Linda Martin, president of the Population Council in New York is giving a speech on future pensions in an ageing world at the University of Oxford on Thursday June 14...

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    US equities record worst deficit since depression


    US/UK - US equities experienced their widest negative margin against bonds since the great depression of the 1930s last year - returning a deficit of 30.4% less than fixed-income securities, according to the annual Equity Gilt Study by Barclays Capital...

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    US plans beat EAFE benchmarks despite negativity


    US – Pension funds actively investing internationally beat their overseas equity benchmarks last year, despite the performance figures for both coming in below zero...

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    Funds fight tax cases in US courts

    February 1997 (Magazine)

    British and Dutch pension funds, most notably PGGM, are involved in litigation in the USA or have cases pending which will clarify their tax status and could bring millions of dollars worth of rebates. The funds hope to claim a rebate on withholding tax from the Internal Revenue Service ...