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Corporate Benefit Funding

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In my letter to you last year, I talked about some of the attributes that define and differentiate MetLife � our financial strength, our leading position in the insurance industry and the guarantees we provide our customers. In 2009, these attributes once again proved to be critically important, and enabled us to grow premiums, fees & other revenues 4% over 2008. This growth was achieved in one of the most challenging economic environments seen in decades, proving that MetLife�s customers value what we bring to the marketplace � demonstrated expertise in meeting their long-term financial needs. As shareholders of this great ...
broadcaster which began working on 2 November 1982. Although largely commercially self-funded, it is ultimately publicly owned; originally a subsidiary of the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), the station is now owned and operated by the Channel Four Television Corporation , a public body established in 1990, coming into operation in 1993. With the conversion of the Wenvoe transmitter in Wales to digital on 31 March 2010, Channel 4 became a national TV channel, after almost 28 years. The channel was established to provide a fourth television service to the UK that would break the duopoly of the Television licence -funded BBC
Pensions for Sale? : Pension Risk Matters
August 5, 2008), troubled banks have no business fiddling around with pension caretaking.  Citing a $2.3 trillion "pension honey pot" that could grow to $7+ trillion in a few years, Goldstein says pension buyouts would be a great prize for investment banks, hedge funds, private equity funds and insurers. (Editor's Note: I've seen estimates of much larger numbers but the message is the same. There is thought to be "gold in them thar hills.) What motivates advocates of the pension transfer movement? Let me count the ways. More than a few corporations may seize the opportunity to clean ... market research, surveys and trends
MetLife fourth-quarter profit falls, beats Street - The Wall ...
NEW YORK - MetLife Inc's (MET.N) fourth-quarter earnings fell 70 percent because of investment losses, but its operating profit beat Wall Street expectations by a penny on Tuesday as the credit market began to thaw boosting revenues at the biggest U.S. life insurer. The company also confirmed it was in talks to buy American International Group Inc's (AIG.N) American Life Insurance Company (ALICO) unit, but no agreement had been reached. The two U.S. insurers were in talks on a deal that could value ALICO at between $14 billion and $15 billion, according to a source, Reuters reported last month. MetLife ... market research, surveys and trends


MetLife Testimony of Cynthia Mallett, Vice President, Corporate ...
Jul 22, 2009 ... I am a Vice President in Corporate Benefit Funding at MetLife, ... With over $20 billion in Stable Value business, MetLife is one of the ..... provided an average return of 5.7 percent, while Stable Value provided 6.4 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation : Pension Risk Matters
According to two separate news accounts, cracks may be appearing in the pension back-up systems for the United States and UK, respectively. Already jittery taxpayers may look at these warnings with heightened alarm. In "Pension Agency Sounds Alarm on Big Three," Wall Street Journal reporter John D. Stoll (November 28, 2008) writes that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation ("PBGC") is worried that large automakers may offer early retirement or buyout deals to some plan participants, at the expense of those who remain. Stoll adds that a year-end accounting by General Motors ("GM") has its pension plans "overfunded by $18.8 ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
The directors' cuts
In six weeks’ time the final chord of Leonard Bernstein’s score for On The Waterfront will conspire with firework bombast to bring Edinburgh’s summer festival season to a grand, crashing conclusion. Princes Street Gardens will be packed as ever for the Bank of Scotland fireworks concert, the final event of the Edinburgh International Festival. Picnics will be feasted upon, champagne swigged and toasts made to what is expected to be another bumper year for Scotland’s premiere cultural showcase which includes the Tattoo, Fringe, Book, Art and Jazz and Blues festivals. But as the dying embers of the ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
SunTrust Reports Second Quarter Results
said today that improved asset quality and operating trends led to a significantly narrowed loss in the current quarter as compared to the prior year and the first quarter. The Company reported a net loss available to common shareholders for the second quarter of 2010 of $56 million, or $0.11 per average common share, versus a net loss of $164 million, or $0.41 per average common share, in the second quarter of 2009 and a net loss of $229 million, or $0.46 per average common share, in the first quarter of 2010. Net income before preferred dividends was $12 million for the second quarter of 2010. "Our overall operating ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Topics in Pension Risk Management
coRPoRaTe benefiT funding | U.S. RetiRement SolUtionS .... PLEASE CONTACT YOUR METLIFE CORPORATE BENEFIT FUNDING REPRESENTATIVE OR CALL 1-888-217-1858 ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004
In recent years there have been many news stories about the financial burden that pension plans have placed upon old-line companies in the automobile, steel, and airline industries. At a time when companies in these industries faced stiff competition from newer companies, the old-line companies needed to make large contributions to their pension plans, as a result of their deterioration in funded status. This article summarizes the events that led to that deterioration and the interim relief that Congress provided with the Pension Funding Equity Act of 2004 (PFEA), then subsequently modified and extended permanently with the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Corporate Governance of Defined Benefit Pension Plans ...
accrual benefits funding method. The Pension Regulator also has specific ... Frank, Mary, 2002, “The Impact of Taxes on Corporate Defined Benefit Plan Asset ...
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In any given M&A , how can employee benefit plans (EBP) become a ...
The disposition of the employee benefit plan should be fully explored prior to finalizing the deal in order to identify the most advantageous method of accounting for the plan in the M&/orA. If the plan is not terminated prior to a stock purchase acquisition, then the plan goes with the company being acquired and the pirchasing company has to deal with immediately picking up the administration of that plan, as well as the potential liability of any errors that have been made in the administration - from the beginning of the plan. There is no sunset or limitation on how far back regulatory agencies can reach to correct problems.
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Australian businesses are slowley starting to realise that cause related marketing (or social marketing) can be a very powerful part of their strategic marketing plan (and marketing mix). I would like to know what Australian companies (names of companies)are in partnership with Australian disability organisations (names of disability organisations) and what projects, campaigns, fundraising or initiatives they are jointly working on that benefit people who have a disability. Are there documented benefits that the organisation received from their partnership - what are they? The activities can have happened within the last 3 ...