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DC Assets Eyed By Investment Giants

December 27, 2011
With their sights set firmly on the trillions of defined contribution plan assets expected to move into customized target-date funds before the end of the decade, Bridgewater Associates LP and AQR Capital Management LLC are looking to make sure their risk-parity and hedge fund strategies are readily available for use as components within the target-date series.
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Aon Hewitt CEOs Discuss Future Plans for Firm

September 26, 2011
One year ago, Aon Corp. completed its $4.9 billion acquisition of Hewitt Associates Inc., Aon's largest acquisition and the biggest deal ever involving a benefits consultant. The transaction, in which Aon merged its Aon Consulting unit with Hewitt Associates, brought together two firms with different strengths, with Hewitt more focused on the large employer market and Aon Consulting more focused on the middle market. Aon Hewitt Inc. is based in Lincolnshire, Illinois, which was Hewitt's headquarters. Coinciding with the one-year anniversary of completing the transaction, Baljit Dail and Kristi Savacool, both CEOs of Aon Hewitt, discussed a variety of issues with Business Insurance Editor-at-Large Jerry Geisel.
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Dear Workforce How Do We Decide Whether to Outsource Payroll or Bring It In-House

September 7, 2011
Our company has 300 employees, including 100 sales staff in 39 states. We outsource payroll processing to a firm that is not able to keep up with our growth. We are considering a larger payroll provider or bringing payroll in-house. What factors should be considered in this evaluation, and what have other companies our size found to be the most economical and efficient solution?
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