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Author: Barbara D. Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: plans, hedge, investing, funds, risks, private, equity, inform, pension, benefit, guidance, needed, defined, challenges
Number of Pages: 71
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437910106
ISBN-13: 9781437910100

Millions of retired Americans rely on defined benefit pension plans for their financial well-being. Recent reports have noted that some plans are investing in `alternative¿ investments such as hedge funds (HF) and private equity (PE) funds. This has raised concerns, given that these two types of investments have qualified for exemptions from fed. regulations, and could present more risk to retirement assets than traditional investments. This report examines: (1) the extent to which plans invest in HF and PE; (2) the potential benefits and challenges of HF investments; (3) the potential benefi
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Author: David A. Powner (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: attention, needed, congressional, testimony, continued, improved, technology, investment, oversight, management, information
Number of Pages: 19
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437983251
ISBN-13: 9781437983258

The fed. gov't. anticipates spending $79 billion on info. tech. (IT) in FY 2011. The Office of Mgmt. and Budget (OMB) plays a key role in overseeing the implementation and mgmt. of federal IT investments. It is critical for OMB and federal agencies to provide appropriate program oversight and ensure adequate transparency. In 2009 OMB deployed a public Web site known as the IT Dashboard that provides detailed info. on 800 major federal IT investments, incl. assessments of these investments' performance against cost and schedule targets. This testimony discusses OMB's efforts to improve the over
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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: related, amendments, florio, exon, investments, implementation, foreign
Number of Pages: 42
Published: 1996-07-01
ISBN-10: 0788131184
ISBN-13: 9780788131189

Focuses on the characteristics of foreign investments & the extent to which these investments are reported to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS); & the factors CFIUS considers in making decisions on whether the foreign investment would result in foreign companies' control of U.S. companies, whether the acquiring company is controlled by a foreign government, & whether there are associated national security risks. Charts, tables & graphs.
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Author: Michel Bellier
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: road, water, power, sectors, recommendations, issues, participation, infrastructure, china, private
Number of Pages: 172
Published: 2003
ISBN-10: 0821354396
ISBN-13: 9780821354391

Since the late 1970s China has made extensive policy reforms and infrastructure investments. Although there have been significant investments made over the past decades, most of these investments came from the public sector.The goal of this report is to help improve China's approach to private participation in infrastructure focusing on roads, water and sanitation, and power generation by expanding foreign direct investment and domestic financing in such projects. It compares China's experience with those of other countries.
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Author: Valerie C. Melvin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oversight, strengthen, fully, define, procedures, policies, needs, investments, ssa, technology, key, steps, managing, information
Number of Pages: 54
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437911374
ISBN-13: 9781437911374

The Social Security Admin. (SSA) spends about $1 billion annually to support its information technology (IT) needs. Given the size and significance of the agency's ongoing and future investments in IT, it is crucial that the agency manages these investments wisely. This report determines whether SSA's investment management approach is consistent with leading investment management best practices. To accomplish this, the author used its an investment management framework and associated methodology, with a focus on the framework's Stages 2 and 3, which are based on the investment management provi
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Author: David A. Powner (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: continues, improve, funding, ongoing, investments, needs, process, management, irs, strong, oversight, investment
Number of Pages: 47
Published: 2011-10-01
ISBN-10: 1437989195
ISBN-13: 9781437989199

The IRS relies extensively on information technology (IT) to carry out its mission. For fiscal year 2012, IRS requested about $2.67 billion for IT. Given the size and significance of these investments, this report evaluates IRS's capabilities for managing its IT investments. To address this objective, the report reviewed IRS policies and procedures and assessed them using IT investment management framework and associated methodology, focusing on the framework's stage relevant to building a foundation for investment management. The report also interviewed officials responsible for IRS's investm
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Author: Timothy G. Massad
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: year, retrospective, tarp, program, asset, relief, troubled
Number of Pages: 98
Published: 2011-04
ISBN-10: 1437940986
ISBN-13: 9781437940985

October 3, 2010 marked the second anniversary of the creation of TARP and the end of the authority to make new financial commitments. The government now has recovered most of the investments it made in the banks. Taxpayers will likely earn a profit on the investments the government made in banks and AIG, with TARP losses limited to investments in the auto industry and housing programs. Contents of this report: TARP Overview; Stabilization of the Financial Markets; TARP Program Descriptions; Retrospective on the TARP Housing Initiatives; Executive Compensation; U.S. Government as a Shareholder;
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