Category: Zvi Bodie

Debate Heats Up over Public Pension Fund Discount Rates

February 4th, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

Last summer the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) created a stir in the U.S. public defined benefit pension world by dropping its long-term investment return assumption to 6.75 percent a year, the lowest of all its peers…

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“What is unethical, unprofessional and unscientific is to make your employees believe they have something that is risk-free and make taxpayers believe it has no cost.”

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TIPS at the tipping point: Less attractive but still safe insurance against inflation

February 3rd, 2013 in 2013, Newsmakers, School of Management, The Oregonian, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Portland money manager Bill Parish used to be a big fan of TIPS — a special U.S. government bond that guarantees a return at least as high as inflation…

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Why you need to gauge your human capital

December 21st, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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The end of the year is a good time to illuminate your personal financial situation in a different way…

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Experts question PPI over pensions

December 2nd, 2012 in 2012, Financial Times, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Thirty pension experts from around the globe have written a letter to a UK think-tank to question its support for the UK Treasury’s method of calculating the future cost of public sector pensions…

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Financial Literacy 101: Where to Begin

November 30th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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U.S. savers have some $10 trillion sitting in IRAs, 401(k)s and similar retirement plans…

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As inflation hedge, TIPS can offer a protected harbor

October 7th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Management, Star-Tribune, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Zvi Bodie, School of Management

A few years ago, you’d suggested TIPS index as an alternative to the complete bond index…

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How to keep your retirement nest egg intact

September 27th, 2012 in 2012, Globe and Mail, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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It was a cruel summer for stocks…

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The Riskiness of Stocks: Readers Protest—and the Authors Respond

September 9th, 2012 in 2012, Newsmakers, School of Management, Wall Street Journal, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Editor’s Note: Our March 12 cover story on the risks of owning stock generated considerable reader response, much of it heated…

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3 things to know about target-date funds

August 1st, 2012 in 2012, Money Magazine, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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The ease of investing in a target-date fund doesn’t mean you should just set it and forget it…

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Are ‘defensive equity funds’ the right play?

July 18th, 2012 in 2012, Marketwatch, Newsmakers, School of Management, Zvi Bodie 0 comments

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Perhaps it’s just another marketing ploy, another way to fleece helpless and frightened investors…

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