On the majority of trading days, fixed-income funds led, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index.
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Cerulli says retirement specialist advisers are becoming more knowledgeable about and comfortable with CITs, and the research firm expects CITs will continue to expand their share of 401(k) plan assets.
Alight Solutions found when offered two loans, 14.4% of participants take advantage of that. When offered three loans, 11.9% do the same.
The lawsuit alleged that Citigroup violated its fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) by offering and keeping affiliated funds in its 401(k) plans when better-performing, lower-cost funds were available.
The Investment Company Institute also found 401(k) plan participants investing in mutual funds tend to hold lower-cost funds.
The book continues to show that plans with higher average account balances pay lower total fees.
More plans are auto enrolling at a greater than 3% default deferral rate, and 13% of plans are increasing deferrals at more than 1% annually, a PSCA survey found.
It is available to workers 18 years and older who have contributed to a company-sponsored retirement plan or IRA.
However, a federal judge change the class definition for the imprudent investment claims because class representatives were not all invested in the funds challenged.
The 9th Circuit ruled that a prudent fiduciary in the same circumstances as the defendants could view the proposed alternative course of action regarding company stock in Hewlett-Packard's 401(k) plan as likely to cause more harm than good without first conducting a proper investigation.
The suit questions the use of actively managed versus passively managed funds. It also suggests that collective trusts and separate accounts are better vehicles than mutual funds for retirement plans.