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Be an Elephant with your defined benefit plan – don’t forget!



2013 was a great year for defined benefit (DB) plans.  A recent report by Mercer said that pension plans of the S&P 1500 companies are now 95% funded, up from 74% a year ago.  Fueled by record high stock market levels, strong contributions by plan sponsors and modest increases in interest…

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Volcker Rule a Positive for Investors in Banking Sector? Yeah, If You’re a Bondholder.



On December 10th, U.S. banking regulators released the long-awaited final version of the Volcker Rule.  This piece of legislation – the main component of the Dodd-Frank Act – is meant to prevent firms from placing risky bets where only they stand to gain (i.e. proprietary trading).  You know,…

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