Tag: Investment Managers

Retirement Industry People Moves

Brokerage Solutions Firm SaveDaily Hires Industry Veteran as CEO; Business Development Director Becomes RVP at John Hancock; OM Asset Management Rebrands as BrightSphere Investment Group; and more.

A Passionate Defense of ESG Investing from Connecticut Treasurer

While the investing rules controlling the Connecticut public pension fund are different from those governing corporate retirement plans, the argumentation as to why gun manufacturer divestment may be the right thing to do offers some food for thought for anyone charged with the fiduciary management of retirement plan assets.

DISRUPTION: 3(38) Market Leader CAPTRUST Talks Growth Trends

“If the whole DC plan advisory industry could have a do-over from say, 20 years ago, I think there would probably be much more of an emphasis from a lot of different firms on the 3(38) arrangement,” says CAPTRUST CEO Fielding Miller; in an exclusive interview, he describes in detail the firm's success building scale in the 3(38) fiduciary advice market.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Mercer Advisors and GFS Create RIA Firm Integration; Cetera Creates New Channels and Enhances Leadership Team; Nationwide Hires Lead for Retirement Institute; and more.

P-Solve Report Questions Some Common TDF Manager Practices

“While appropriate for some participants, heavy reliance on equities is almost certainly not suitable for as many 401(k) participants as the allocation of the largest TDF managers suggests,” P-Solve argues. “TDFs are built mainly for favorable economic and market environments.”

Strategic Perspective Is a Key Commodity During Bouts of Volatility

As recently as mid-2016 it was common to hear advisers describe significant market volatility as the new normal, but since then the global equity markets have been remarkably stable and generous; so it makes some sense, experts agree, that investors are feeling jittery as volatility returns to the fore.

Three Things Bond Fund Managers Say That Set Off Our Alarms

"In our experience, the way bond managers speak provides insight into their true thinking, underlying skills and biases," write Brett Wander and Jake Gilliam, two investing team leaders at Charles Schwab. "When we look for bond managers as sub-advisers, there are things we like to hear, but there are also things managers say that immediately trigger our alarms."

Retirement Industry People Moves

Past Regional Wholesaler Promoted by John Hancock; Willis Towers Watson Appoints U.S. Head of Asset Management Exchange; Qualified Plans LLC Joins Ascensus TPA Solutions; and more.

Retirement Industry People Moves

AndCo Adds New Compliance Officer to Team; RIA Firm Partners with Focus; Securian Financial Group Hires Regional Sales Vice Presidents for Small and Midsize Employers; and more.

2017 Adviser Choice Awards

PLANADVISER has announced winners of the fourth annual Adviser Choice Awards, to be handed out at the PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Excellence in Retirement Awards 2018 on March 29th.

ICMA-RC Vantagepoint Funds Revamps DCIO Portal

Seeking to provide a top quality experience, Vantagepoint Funds conducted one-on-one research with representatives from a handful of select investment consulting firms, resulting in the new DCIO web portal.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Lincoln hires sales manager for intermediate retirement plan market services; Janney announces changes to Taxable Fixed Income Group; EPIC collaborates with Qualified Plan Advisors to expand services; and more.