George Oberhofer

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Senior Practice Consultant - Frank Russell Company

Senior Practice Consultant - Russell Investments Limited

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The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Pitfalls seen in pension-rule change

"They're offering some temporary relief," said George Oberhofer, a senior consultant at fund-management research firm Frank Russell Co. in Tacoma, of the proposal put forth by the U.S. Treasury on Tuesday. "I worry about it making it so unattractive to maintain a defined-benefit plan that you see terminations," said Oberhofer, of Frank Russell.

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MoneyManagementWorld | News

George Obenhofer , senior practice consultant at Frank Russell Co. also predicted growth in hedge fund investing by pension funds , a growth he attributed to the quest for returns higher than traditional money managers can provide.Russell is an investment management consultant in Tacoma , Wash.Mr. Obenhofer's work has been centered on developing an analytical case for the use of hedge funds.He is focused mainly on return patterns for hedge funds using Russell data as well as third-party information.So far , a small percentage of Russell clients are investing in hedge funds.Most pension funds shy away from hedge funds because of their fee structure , lack of transparency and limited capacity , Mr. Obenhofer said.

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