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Navigating Macro Headwinds While Searching for Yield – A Capital Structure Approach



You walk into work one morning, fill up your coffee cup, turn on your computer, and click over to your favorite news site. In an instant, you see there’s rioting in the streets of Istanbul. Argentina’s currency is in a freefall. The Federal Reserve has hiked interest rates unexpectedly, while…

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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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