Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
June 2nd, 2015
Plans Subject to Many Types of Errors
Inadvertent errors that 401(k) plan sponsors make are “ubiquitous,” says Natascha George, a partner in the ERISA and Executive Compensation Group at Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston. But working with an adviser, auditor, provider and ERISA attorney, plan sponsor clients can learn to avoid them. Read more >
Comparing Target-Risk and Target-Date Solutions
Similar to the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution plans, many in the retirement industry have been moving from target-risk to target-date funds. This reflects the trend toward automation as an answer to participant inertia, but are plan sponsors moving in the right direction? Read more >
Study Outlines ‘Secrets’ to Retiring Early
According to Allianz’s survey of 4,500 Americans, more than one in four of the 3,449 currently employed respondents said they intend to retire before they reach age 65. Among these, 76% are currently married, and 77% are still in their first marriage. Read more >
Northern Trust Spins Off Alternatives Group
Northern Trust has spun off and formed its alternative investing group into 50 South Capital, a new registered investment adviser and wholly owned subsidiary for the firm. The new name refers to the home address of the parent company and is meant to emphasize the “continuing connection to the global network and stability of Northern Trust.” Read more >
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Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
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DOL Rule Provides Tailwind for Adoption of Outsourced Fiduciary Services
A New Plan Administration Manager for TRA
In addition to his current responsibilities at The Retirement Advantage, Charlie Pritzl will manage a team of compliance analyst and quality control professionals. He is also tasked with coaching and developing staff members through performance management, and setting growth plans for the firm. Read more >
MassMutual Welcomes Vice President of Institutional Markets
Michele Baldasarre will lead a team of 30 relationship managers to support large institutional plan sponsors and their participants on behalf of MassMutual. Read more >

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