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Defined Benefit Pension Plans: Guidance Needed to Better Inform Plans of the Challenges and Risks of Investing in Hedge Funds and Private Equity
Millions of retired Americans rely on defined bene

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By Barbara D. Bovbjerg (au); Orice M. Williams (au)
Year: 2008
Pages: 65
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1437910106

Millions of retired Americans rely on defined benefit pension plans for their financial well-being. Recent reports have noted that some plans are investing in ‘alternative’ investments such as hedge funds (HF) and private equity (PE) funds. This has raised concerns, given that these two types of investments have qualified for exemptions from fed. regulations, and could present more risk to retirement assets than traditional investments. This report examines: (1) the extent to which plans invest in HF and PE; (2) the potential benefits and challenges of HF investments; (3) the potential benefits and challenges of PE investments; and (4) what mechanisms regulate and monitor pension plan investments in HF and PE. Includes recomm. Charts and tables.

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