Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
June 9th, 2016
Bird’s Eye View of Evolving Asset Management Landscape
Could Google one day be a top provider of investments or financial advice? What about Facebook, or Amazon? It may sound farfetched, but one expert says such a future may not be far off.  Read more >
Current Environment Not Conducive to DB Plan De-Risking
Advisers to DB plans should consider how the market and funding relief have affected the attractiveness of de-risking. Read more >
Pros and Cons of Offering Fiduciary Training
The Department of Labor is beginning to examine the training of plan committee fiduciaries, which is why advisers should consider helping plan sponsors with this task. Read more >
Glide Paths Should Drive TDF Selection
It’s still most likely for a plan sponsor to simply rely on the proprietary target-date fund series that their recordkeeper offers. Fees are also important, experts note, but they should not be the sole determining factor.  Read more >
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
Product Development Moves Beyond the 401(k) Plan
Affluent Millennials Seeking Investment Advice
A strong majority of Millennials with more than $250,000 saved believe that active management provides incremental value, and 55% currently own actively managed mutual fund. Read more >
Behavioral Science Jujitsu Improves Retirement Plan Participant Engagement
Employee engagement with workplace defined contribution retirement plans grew in 2015 by every metric Bank of America Merrill Lynch measures. Read more >
Financial Anxiety Weighs Heavily on Americans
“Clearly, the impact of financial anxiety in America today runs extremely deep,” says Rebekah Barsch, vice president of planning and sales at Northwestern Mutual. Read more >
Empower Announces New Bill Pay and Emergency Savings Offering
“One of the first steps toward saving for tomorrow is effectively managing one’s finances today,” says Edmund F. Murphy, III, president of Empower Retirement. Read more >

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