An American Century study also found that when offered the option of receiving either a 100% match on 3% of their retirement plan contributions or a 3% higher salary, 77% of pre-retirees chose the match.
The study also reveals a disconnect between the capital preservation recommendations advisers say they are providing and the actions plan sponsors are taking.
The firm says the tool allows individuals to take control of their competing financial priorities by automating their spending and saving for short- and long-term goals.
In addition, the use of online sources of information and advice is growing.
Troubling, many of the companies that say they have formal succession planning programs in place in truth dedicate very few hard-dollar resources, if any, to help.
Forty-six percent say they would “save less” or “stop saving” in their 401(k) if the tax deferred status of their plan was taken away, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
The digital training platform aims to support professionals entering the advisory field through peer meetings, mentoring and more.
The American Retirement Association says that tax reform could be a disincentive for small businesses to offer retirement plans; however, as one reader shares, there are counter considerations having to do with Roth 401(k) options that could mitigate some of the concern.
More than 60% of advisers say they work within a team structure, yet only one-third of teams regularly collaborate in their daily decisions and processes.
They are turning to alternatives to mitigate market risk.
The benchmarking tool is now fully integrated with Fi360’s Fiduciary Focus Toolkit, which automates workflow and oversight to ensure fiduciary best practices.
Another 40% say they reduced their debt during the year.
U.S. collective investment trusts assets have grown to roughly $2.8 trillion, according to Cerulli Associates; much of they money is in target-date funds.
Cerulli posits that LDI, when implemented effectively, can be “the ultimate custom solution.”
In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.
The American Retirement Association is calling for small business owners’ retirement plan contributions to be taxed at the business rate.
The richly detailed text of the complaint shows multiple individuals are accused of defrauding Great-West and depositing ill-gotten assets in a variety of U.S. banks, resulting in fraud and money laundering charges.
Already, 18% are incorporating environmental, social and governance funds into their practices.
AndCo expands Pittsburgh office with three new consultants; Commonwealth adds Midwest Financial to team of advisers; Pensionmark reveals ProCourse as latest affiliate; and more.
Willis Towers Watson suggests 10 updated terms associated with DC plans, with the goal of elevating the quality of all retirement planning conversations.