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How to Pump Up a Roth IRA

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After-tax contributions to a workplace 401(k) can be shifted into a tax-free Roth account, the IRS says.

The Case for 'Alternative' Investments

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Exotic strategies can benefit a portfolio, but can be tough to put into practice.

BofA Chided for Combining Top Jobs

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Three of the largest pension systems in the U.S. are pushing back on Bank of America’s move to name CEO Brian Moynihan as chairman.

U.K. to Repay Some WWI Bonds

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The U.K. Treasury plans to repay part of the debt issued to finance Britain’s role in World War I.

BNP Paribas Lifts Profit

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French bank BNP Paribas reported an 11% jump in third-quarter net profit, buoyed by its investment-banking business.

Activist Paints Bleak Picture of DuPont's Paint-Unit Sale

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Trian Fund Management is slamming DuPont over the sale of its paint division as buyer Carlyle prepares an IPO.

Stock Swoon Hurts Private-Equity Firms' Results

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Market volatility took a bite out of private-equity profits in the third quarter, highlighting how choppy markets can dent the firms’ results even as they say the tumult creates potential investment opportunities.

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