In pension administration this is a question I hear quite often from plan members and with good reason. Private sector defined benefit pension plans are becoming increasingly underfunded. A lot of this can be attributed to external market conditions – low interest rates, changing demographics and rising cost of plan administration to name a few.…

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Over the past few years, a group of bloggers have enlisted in a friendly competition as to who can pick the best stocks for the year.   As per tradition, we all report quarterly results to see how we are doing relative to each other, and more importantly, the market. This year, I picked a financial…

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