Pension funds have benefitted strongly in the last quarter—and the last several years—from strong stock market performance.
New research from BMO Wealth Management underscores the role psychological biases can play in shaping people's approaches to financial planning throughout their lives.
Public Funds gained 3.6% at the median in the second quarter, slightly ahead of Corporate Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) plans, at 3.2%, Northern Trust data shows.
The drivers behind a target-date manager offering open architecture most commonly include the belief that participants benefit from asset manager diversification and the need to outsource allocations to access best-in-class strategies, Cerulli reports.
One solution NEPC suggests is Treasury Separate Trading of Registered Interest and Principal of Securities, or STRIPS.
However, Fidelity Investments found that 25% of investors have switched to more conservative investments since 2007.
Personal Capital’s analysis of investing account fees offers important perspective about the long-term impact of management expenses on wealth generation.
LPL’s senior market strategist highlights an interesting upcoming equity market performance record—the S&P 500 going 33 consecutive sessions without a 0.5% daily decline.
By year-end, Sway Research projects that DCIO assets will rise 13% to top $3.8 trillion.
The firm looks at a plan’s demographics and creates a glidepath that both controls for and seeks out risk.
One of the most common stereotypes women investors face is low appetite for appropriate investment risk, but their investment preferences suggest otherwise, according to a survey.
Cerulli maintains that as financial advisers become more educated about CITs, the more likely they are to use them in client portfolios.
Against the background of strong equity market performance in the last seven or eight years, passive target-date funds now account for 42% of the TDF market, compared with 27% in 2009.
Participants age 50 and older need more personalized advice, advisers say.
J.P. Morgan Funds economist Dr. David Kelly sees the greatest opportunities in emerging markets and Europe.
Use of more conservative portfolios can result in women not being adequately prepared for retirement, new research warns.
"There's way too much product and a lot of confusion," says Don Robinson with Palladiem.
The Prudential Insurance Company of America has agreed to provide a group annuity contract and take on approximately $1.3 billion in pension liabilities from International Paper, focusing on vested employees with smaller monthly benefits.
“The midsized plan asset segment is representative of the DC market segment in which the boutique DC consultant is most prevalent and growing its marketshare,” Cerulli reports.
Many asset managers describe 2017 as a “tipping point” for collective investment trust flows from DC plans, according to a new analysis from Cerulli Associates.