Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
March 1st, 2016
What a SCOTUS Vacancy Means for the Retirement Plan Industry
The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia had a direct (but not necessarily pivotal) role in shaping many of the SCOTUS decisions tracked in recent years by the retirement planning industry.  Read more >
Why Costs for Some DB Plans Are Higher Than for Others
The Bureau of Labor Statistics looked into factors that affect employer’s costs for defined benefit plans, finding such costs vary predictably by industry, occupation, establishment size and region. Read more >
Pension Risk Transfers Topped $14 Billion Last Year
With five separate companies reporting buy-out sales above $1 billion, group annuity risk transfer sales increased a very solid 54% in 2015, totaling $14.4 billion, according to LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute’s U.S. Quarterly Group Annuity Risk Transfer Survey. Read more >
Most Plan Sponsors Offer Advice
Nearly three-quarters of sponsors supply some form of advice, but micro and small plans are more apt to rely on an adviser to deliver it directly.  Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Institutional Plans See Strong Q1 2019 Returns
RESA, RSSA, SECURE Act and More Pile Up in Congress
Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Greystar Management
How To: Risk Capture
Nearly half of large defined benefit plan sponsors have taken proactive steps to prepare for an eventual pension risk transfer, according to MetLife’s 2015 Pension Risk Transfer Poll. Learn how to help them take the next step. Read more >
Live Webcast: Adviser Perspectives on Custom TDFs
Join us for a live webcast tomorrow, March 2, 2016, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. EST, to get the latest adviser perspectives on generating value for defined contribution plan clients through use of custom target-date funds.  Read more >
Meet the PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers
The qualification standards for the PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers have risen considerably since the first list, as specialist advisers and consultants have built their practices. Read more >

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