EXCLUSIVES

ERISA 404(c) Compliance Well Worth the Effort

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.”

Helping Participants Brace for Market Volatility

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.

DISRUPTION: Time to Consider an OCIO for DC Plans?

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.

Retirement Planning for Business Owner Clients

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.

Bull and Bear Market Fundamentals for Participants

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.

Tax Reform 2.0, RESA and Senator Hatch’s Retirement

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.