While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Should Congress or federal regulators eliminate the common nexus and bad apple rules that have held back open multiple employer plans, experts anticipate many more small businesses will jump in.
As recent trade wars heat up, investors question what this means for the retirement industry.
Frederick Reish, partner in the Drinker Biddle & Reath Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Practice Group and Chair of the Financial Services ERISA Team, suggests a good way to think about ERISA Section 404(c) is as “a relatively inexpensive insurance policy.”
If a sponsor does not respond, they could face a civil and/or DOL lawsuit
The only person who gets hurt on a rollercoaster is the one who jumps out; advisers should stress that volatility is the price individuals pay for long-term performance.
GSAM Head of OCIO Greg Calnon says his firm is increasingly focused on supporting defined contribution plan sponsors; while pension plans are still the majority of clients, the outlook is evolving fast.
Many small business owners have only planned for the future insofar as deciding that they will ultimately sell their firms and use the proceeds to finance their retirement; they need expert help from advisers, and so do their employees.
Each individual’s retirement income plan should be tailored specifically to their needs by coordinating DC plan distributions with decisions about when to take Social Security.
Interest rates, mortality and expenses are some of the key factors.
All too often, participants are focused on what markets have done in the last several months or years, and they get away from remembering the basics of long-term investing and saving.
Senator Orrin Hatch, an influential and outspoken Congressional voice on retirement policy, is set to retire in January 2019; with the mid-term election looming, passage of the senator’s “Retirement Enhancement and Savings Act” is a tall order.
Plan sponsors that care about the retirement readiness of their participants and feel a responsibility to help, should focus on efforts to prevent cashouts, and may find missing participants in the process.
Creating content to draw plan sponsors to your website is key.
Retirement plan providers have done their research to come up with their recommended savings rate of 15% of income for individuals.