Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pensions and Hedge Funds - Ins and Outs

There’s been a lot of talk recently about pension funds being drastically underfunded. Somestudies peg the funding gap for state and local pensions at more than $1 trillion. To make up the gap, pensions either have to force their members to contribute more, cut back on benefits or make it up by earning returns in the market. (Sounds like social security, doesn’t it?)