Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 12th, 2017
Businesses Not Keen on State-Run Retirement Plans
However, small and mid-sized business owners survey by The Pew Charitable Trusts do like the idea of auto-IRAs and other ways to provide retirement plans to employees. Read more >
Defining Reasonable Compensation Is a Team Sport
A new series of white papers from Fiduciary Benchmarks asks the challenging question, “Who has the job of determining whether an adviser’s compensation is reasonable?” Read more >
Retirement Savings Models Simplify a Complex Picture
When actuaries do forecasting for defined benefit plans, they do not look at one set of assumptions; they model multiple scenarios. If the DB plan sponsor is risk-averse, it would look at the poorer outcomes and hedge against them. The same can be done with DC planning models. Read more >
Unconventional Assets in DC Plans Remain Poorly Understood
Federal data collection efforts to date have captured little information on retirement accounts holding unconventional assets—such as real estate, precious metals, private equity, and virtual currency. Read more >
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403(b)s More Likely to Offer In-Plan Income Products
The 2016 PLANSPONSOR DC survey also found 403(b) plans are also more likely than other DC plans to offer systematic distribution options in their plans. Read more >
Generation X Faces Real Retirement Hurdles
“It definitely is a generation that was squeezed the most over the past 15 years,” says one expert, speaking of the challenges facing Generation X.   Read more >
Ascensus Launches New Retirement Plan Website
Along with a revamped version of its company website, Ascensus plans to lead a series of technological enhancements in 2017. Read more >
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