Furniture stores are the nation’s biggest pension plan.
They hold more than $600 billion in assets.
And they’re the most well-funded of all the major retirement plans.
They’re also the largest employer in the country.
So when the retirement savings of the American public are threatened, the nation needs to look to the country’s largest private employer.
That’s where they come in.
They make up the largest portion of all private retirement plans, with more than 80 percent of the plans’ assets held in private-sector pension funds.
These funds, called defined contribution plans, offer low-cost pensions to all workers, but their assets are managed by private companies.
That means they’re better able to cover losses in the event of economic downturns.
But they’re also big investors in the economy, too.
For example, Walmart, which owns more than 50,000 stores across the country, manages more than 70 percent of its assets in a single fund, according to a 2014 analysis by the investment firm Vanguard.
The Vanguard study, which focused on private-equity firms, found that Walmart invested $12.3 trillion in its 401(k)s between 2002 and 2017.
That included more than 90 percent of Walmart’s total investment in 401(ks) in 2019, according the study.
Walmart is not alone in investing heavily in 401Ks.
A report by the Economic Policy Institute found that the sector holds a total of $14.5 trillion in investment-grade funds.
And these investments have grown more than 400 percent over the past decade.
But these funds have their problems, too, according a new report by financial firm Fidelity.
These companies, which are called “retirement funds,” are managed and controlled by hedge funds, private-label funds and investment companies, and many of these funds’ investments are made outside of the U.S. They are invested in companies in other countries, or in the United Kingdom, Canada or Ireland.
This is where the big money is.
And the biggest financial firms in the world are also major contributors.
In 2017, the investment firms with the biggest 401(p) investments, according in Fidelity’s report, were Vanguard, Fidelity Investments, BlackRock, FTSE 100, S&P 500, and the International Fund of Investing.
They also contributed more than half a trillion dollars in total assets to 401(q)s and similar plans between 2016 and 2018.
And this isn’t just a new phenomenon.
Fidelity found that more than 30 percent of 401(l) plans invest at least 10 percent of their assets in private firms.
This can mean the difference between the pension plans’ ability to survive a downturn and their ability to pay retirees.
In fact, a recent study by Harvard Business School found that private-company investment was responsible for nearly half of the growth in 401k assets since 2002.
But the problem with this is that the funds’ investors are not public companies, according Fidelity analyst John Schmitt.
“In the public sector, the vast majority of investments are publicly traded,” Schmitt told the Washington Post.
“There are few private-industry holdings, so private investors have a lot more flexibility to do what they want.”
This means that if these companies are forced to raise their investments to meet market conditions, they’re likely to lose money on the investments.
And that’s exactly what happened to Fidelity in 2018, when the fund’s portfolio fell 10 percent due to the financial crisis.
It was one of the worst financial crises in history, and it impacted millions of Americans.
In 2018, the fund was unable to make payments to retirees because it was unable or unwilling to raise money to pay them, according Schmitt, who said the fund made “some poor choices.”
In other words, the private-funds managers were making bad choices.
They were not taking risks.
And many of the investors were losing money.
The Fidelity study, though, found the private funds’ decisions “significantly increased the risk of higher asset losses.”
The report also found that many of those private-retirement plans had a history of bad investments, including investments in companies that are now defunct.
The study found that 401(c) plans were particularly vulnerable, because they were managed by hedge fund firms that were able to make risky investments.
They paid off by paying their investors, but they also increased their risk.
And Fidelity researchers found that hedge fund investments were also more likely to come under scrutiny from regulators.
For instance, a hedge fund that invested in an auto insurer in 2013, for example, was later forced to pay back the insurer after the company collapsed.
But this isn.s part of the reason that hedge funds are so important.
Hedge funds are private companies that invest in hedge funds and invest in stock.
When companies collapse, they often leave a mess behind