The U.S. presidential election is just one more source of potential stock market volatility, experts agree.
In releasing its 2020 Global Retirement Index, the investment manager outlines obstacles to retirement savings but says expanding coverage to more people and pairing that with automatic features can mitigate the challenges.
Experts discussed solutions to retirement income challenges faced by plan sponsors and participants, sharing key strategies to help ease longevity concerns.
There are a variety of TDF solutions to meet participants needs, so when should a custom solution be considered, and how do advisers evaluate TDFs in an unprecedented year for the markets?
The SECURE Act will inevitably lead to more sponsors inquiring about in-plan income options, and advisers need to be ready.
Comparing asset managers’ five-year capital market assumptions published in late 2019 and early 2020 with the newly updated versions being circulated today is an eye-opening exercise that underscores the staggering economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
While the S&P 500 has recovered all its losses from the first quarter plunge, the comeback hasn’t been equal across all sectors. What comes next is anyone's guess.
A recent speech given by Jerome Powell included some important reflections on history and a few basic lessons about the critical—and often misunderstood—role of inflation in the U.S. economy.
The economy is always evolving, says Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell, and so the nation’s monetary and fiscal strategies for achieving its goals must evolve as well.
Many say they think the pooled employer plans authorized under the SECURE Act will open more doors for small businesses.
Although collective investment trusts hold a fraction of the total assets in retirement plans, with ongoing changes in the broader intermediary landscape, they appear to be poised for continued growth.
Surveys find plan sponsors and participants have a growing interest in environmental, social and governance issues.
However, the movement from equities to fixed income continues, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index.
A law passed in 2014 allows stressed union pensions to reduce benefits in order to prevent insolvency, subject to approval by the U.S. Treasury. One leading actuarial firms says the agency is preparing to wrongfully reject an application made by one of its clients.
However, real estate investment trusts are still seen as a good investment diversifier for 401(k) participants.
The nearly 4,000 withdrawals totaled almost $100 million.
American Century surveyed retirement plan participants at the outset of the pandemic, when market volatility was extreme.
The broad trend of fiduciaries pursuing the lowest cost passively managed investment options will likely temper plans sponsors’ interest in adding private equity investments, sources say.
But the chief equity strategist at Nuveen expects it to be short-lived.