Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
October 23rd, 2015
ESG Investing Enters 'New' Paradigm
While introducing new guidance, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez told reporters ESG-based investing no longer has “the cooties” from an ERISA perspective. Read more >
More Years and More Cash Can Dog Retirement Goals
The American retirement income shortfall has several contributing factors, BlackRock says in its Global Investor Pulse survey, which also cautions the importance of understanding how savings translate to income. Read more >
401(k) Could Trump DBs in Retirement Outcome
An employee’s salary level and the level of pre-retirement income to be replaced are among the determining factors. Read more >
Advisers Boost 403(b) Participants’ Confidence, Savings
An AXA study of K–12 403(b) plan participants found advisers bring both emotional and financial value. Read more >
The New Vesting Schedule Debate
Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
The Future of Work in the Investment Industry
GOP Attorneys General Question BlackRock on Fiduciary, Antitrust Concerns
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
Empower Cites Strong Benefits for Managed Account Users
Several large-volume retirement plan providers have recently published research highlighting strong performance in clients’ managed accounts. Read more >
Study Reveals Better DC Plan Designs
Aon Hewitt finds DC plan sponsors are beefing up plan features to improve participant outcomes. Read more >
Alts Find a Way Into DC Plans
Concerns about scalability, liquidity and valuation needs of DC plans have crimped the use of alternative investments on the DC investment menu, but a white paper says there might be a workaround. Read more >
Buck Offers Personalized Employee Connection to Benefits
“Life Connect brings asset data together for a user to see their full retirement plan picture,” says Scot Marcotte, with Buck Consultants at Xerox. Read more >
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