According to a Cerulli report, fee sensitivity, concerns about performance and regulatory confusion are headwinds to environmental, social and governance (ESG) investment adoption in defined contribution (DC) plans.
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Pentegra will provide recordkeeping and 3(16) fiduciary administrator services, and LeafHouse Financial will provide 3(38) discretionary investment fiduciary services for the plan.
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When considering ESG investing, retirement plan sponsors are still concerned about performance and transparency, and some are confused by the latest DOL guidance.
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Although ESG ratings can be useful when used properly, they should not be the sole metric used to make investment decisions. A report gives examples.
This will drive broader growth in ESG, Cerulli Associates says.
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Of the 12% of institutional investor respondents to a recent survey who have incorporated ESG, most are DC plans, and more than half are healthcare-focused organizations.
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Yet, according to ClearPoint Financial Partners, the investing strategy only accounts for less than 1% of the $7.7 trillion U.S. defined contribution (DC) retirement market.
Panelists discussed numerous investment options that can push additional retirement savings.
The new guidance addresses ESG investment considerations under investment policy statements and when choosing QDIAs.
"Based on our observations as managers of global fixed income portfolios, the integration of ESG factors and green bonds into the investment process can help investors reap opportunistic gains as well as defend returns,” Yvette Klevan with Lazard Asset Management says.
Turning to opportunistic allocations and alternative investments, they expect average returns of 7.2% this year, Natixis found in a survey.