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The MEP Revolution

Prediction: Multiple employer plans (MEPs) will grow faster than nearly any other segment of the retirement industry over the next ten years.

Boost Readiness with Plan Design

Philosopher and poet George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember history are condemned to repeat it” – a statement especially helpful for retirement plan advisers who look to better a client’s qualified retirement plan and participants’ retirement readiness.

The Next Great DB Risk: Complacency

What a difference a year makes—strong investment performance and a modest rise in interest rates during 2013 caused a steep increase in the funded status of the typical defined benefit (DB) plan, reversing a multi-year downward trend.

Understanding 3(16) Administrative Services

Ten years ago most advisers had never heard of a 3(38) investment manager, but today “3(38)” and “3(21)” roll off the tongue—we do love our numerical buzzwords in the retirement industry.

Award Season

PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence celebrates leaders across the retirement plan industry

DOL Clarifies the QPAM Exemption’s Anti-Criminal Rule

When a plan subject to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) appoints an investment manager to manage a portion of the plan’s portfolio, the plan will frequently insist that the manager qualify as a “qualified professional asset manager” or “QPAM.”