Highlights of BrightScope’s proprietary research
September 11th, 2014
Exchange-traded fund (ETF) investment strategist iSectors LLC says its Post-MPT Growth Allocation product is now available as a collective investment fund (CIF) for tax-qualified, employer-sponsored defined contribution (DC) retirement plans.
May 15th, 2014
Eagle Asset Management has initiated distribution of collective investment trusts (CITs).
November 4th, 2013
Stadion Money Management rebranded its series of target-date collective investment trusts (CITs).
October 15th, 2012
To meet rising demand for Treasury inflation-protected
securities (TIPS), BNP Paribas launched a fund that is being managed by FFTW.
August 22nd, 2011
Nearly half of DC sponsors either offer or plan to soon offer some type of inflation protection strategy to their participants, according to the Mercer US Defined Contribution Investment Survey.
November 10th, 2010
Charles Schwab Bank, a trust and custody service provider to 401(k) and other retirement plans, has added the Schwab Institutional Diversified International Trust Fund to its suite of collective trust funds.
September 28th, 2010
At the PLANDADVISER National Conference in Orlando last week, panelists discussed alternatives to mutual funds for 401(k) plans, such as exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and collective trusts.
July 8th, 2010
Russell Investments has launched what it says is the first U.S. multi-manager mutual fund with a specific commodities mandate.
March 26th, 2010
The Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) and Benefit Plans Administrative Services, Inc. (BPAS) have announced the creation of the IMANA Multiple Employer Retirement Plan Trust.
March 23rd, 2010
Hand Benefits & Trust, a BPAS company, has announced that the MIZAN Fund, a Shariah-compliant collective investment fund, is now available upon request through Nationwide.
March 22nd, 2010
Northern Trust has launched a new investment fund platform that will consist of a series of collective funds sub-advised by investment managers retained and overseen by Northern Trust.
Data & Research
March 17th, 2010
Collective trust funds (CTFs) are experiencing a renewed interest over the last few years in the defined contribution landscape, according to the latest retirement-focused research from Cerulli Associates.
Moving beyond mutual funds
October 22nd, 2009
Hand Benefits & Trust (HB&T), a BPAS Company, has launched a new collective investment fund (CIF) designed to meet the needs of Muslim investors within their qualified retirement plan.
October 2nd, 2009
American Century Investments has launched a new collective investment trust (CIT) program.
September 14th, 2009
Hansberger Global Investors, Inc. (HGI), has announced the launch of
the Hansberger Multiple Investment Trust, a collective investment trust
July 8th, 2009
P&A Retirement Plan Services is expanding its open-architecture product matrix to focus on the fee-based adviser channel, the company said.
June 30th, 2009
CPI Qualified Plan Consultants, Inc., is expanding its open-architecture retirement plan platform to include collective investment funds (CIFs) through CIF Marketplace.
April 29th, 2009
Cleveland-based Victory Capital Management has launched three collective trust funds bringing its domestic and international capabilities to 11 strategies, the firm said in a news release.