Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
December 2nd, 2015
Prudential 2016 Outlook Highlights Market Evolution
Prudential experts are focused on an aging global investing population that will continue to dampen economic growth and keep interest rates low globally—rivaling the impact of cyclical market trends heading into 2016. Read more >
Managed Accounts Go High Tech
“In the last 12 months or so, a number of the defined contribution plan consultant community have come around, and said, ‘Managed accounts really have some strong benefits as an offering or a QDIA,’” explains Jim Smith, vice president of workplace solutions for Morningstar Investment Management. Read more >
How Managed Accounts and TDFs Can Live in Harmony
As the DC market matures, Cerulli notes that the asset management industry continues to reassess and measure the efficacy of a target-date product as the primary retirement investment solution for most savers. Read more >
Investors Prefer Guarantees Over Growth
Market volatility has made investors skittish, according to the 2015 Market Perceptions Study from Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America. A vast majority would prefer a product with a guaranteed 4% return to one with an 8% return that is vulnerable to market downturns. Read more >
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation
IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019
Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too
How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
Advisers Called On To Consider Clients Cognitive Decline
Assistant professor at the University of Missouri suggests advisory clients’ decisionmaking is often impaired by cognitive decline—putting the impetus on advisers to watch for clients’ mental dips. Read more >
Doctors Might Need a Retirement Prescription
Despite a healthy salary and a comfortable way of life, almost half of physicians surveyed by Fidelity could struggle in retirement.  Read more >
Wells Fargo Expands Investment Solutions
Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust introduced a managed account service for 401(k) plans, and Wells Fargo Asset Management launched a suit of actively managed TDFs. Read more >

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