NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Nov 12, 2013) - Institutional Investor has released its inaugural 2013 Pension 40, a ranking of the 40 most important players in the fight for -- and against -- defined-benefit pensions. The Pension 40 covers not only public pensions but corporate and Taft-Hartley, or multiemployer, plans. After more than six months of research and reporting, Institutional Investor identified the people who are doing the most to tackle the pension problem, including reformers with new ideas.

This inaugural Pension 40 ranking spans the political right and left, academics, activists, investment managers and advisers, and elected and appointed officials.

This year's top 10 include:

1. Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers
2. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago
3. John and Laura Arnold, Co-founders, Laura and John Arnold Foundation
4. Joshua Gotbaum, Director, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.
5. David Boies, Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
6. Damon Silvers, Special Counsel, AFL-CIO
7. Kevyn Orr, Emergency Manager, Detroit
8. Laurence Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock
9. Tom Harkin, U.S. Senator, Iowa
10. Randy DeFrehn, Executive Director, National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans

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