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Here’s something that puzzled me when I was the chief investment officer of New York City’s pension plan: Only 5 percent of the investment firms that managed the city’s $160 billion, and only 15 percent of the products the city invested in, were managed by women. The numbers plummeted when counting women of color or asset classes other than public equities. more
NEW YORK – Fitch Ratings last week assigned an “AA+” rating to two Massachusetts general-obligation bonds totaling nearly $680 million. The bonds, both issued in 2014, were scheduled to sell through negotiation last week. more
Argentina is in default again, but its latest predicament is far from your garden-variety sovereign debt crisis. This time South America’s second-largest economy has been tripped up not by new borrowing, but by a lawsuit from American hedge funds blocking settlements with bondholders over a 2001 default. more
R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. more
Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits. more
Most Americans need more help saving for retirement – and a new survey suggests they're increasingly unlikely to get it. In a survey of 1,003 workers released last week, the Washington-based Employee Benefit Research Institute found that … more
UnitedHealth Group Inc. agreed to buy Catamaran Corp. for about $12.8 billion, bulking up its drug- benefits business to get better negotiating power in talks with pharmaceutical companies over prices. more
Heads of Citizens Private Bank & Trust discusses the growing need for retirement planning and wealth-management advice. more
The dollar slumped to a seven-month low against the euro and the yen as most traders concluded the Federal Reserve will refrain from raising interest rates next month amid a global stock-market rout. more
Washington Trust Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday announced the signing of an agreement to acquire a Connecticut-based investment advisory firm with more than $850 million in assets under management, effectively growing the bank’s wealth management division. more
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