A video series from the Stable Value Investment Association (SVIA) is designed to educate investors and financial professionals about stable value funds. This month, the nonprofit organization began posting informational videos each week featuring its members from major financial institutions discussing a range of topics. The first focuses on defining stable value funds; other topics include the benefits of stable value funds, their performance history, and comparisons to other conservative investment options.
SVIA, whose mission is educating the public about the importance of saving for retirement, will post 24 short videos over the next nine weeks. The organization highlights the contribution stable value funds can make toward a financially secure retirement. The funds are found only in tax-qualified defined contribution (DC) plans, such as 401(k), 403(b), and 457 plans, and invest in short- to intermediate-term bonds, whose investment returns are then protected by investment contracts that help stabilize fund returns and value over time.
“The New Year is a great time to reevaluate your retirement portfolio, and thanks to the help of our members, we are able to educate investors and financial professionals on an investment option they may know little about,” says Gina Mitchell, president of the SVIA. “Currently, 160,000 defined contribution plans offer stable value funds, making this asset class a core investment in most plans, and it is important to understand its unique characteristics.”
The videos can be seen on the SVIA website or on YouTube.