Tag: Investment Managers

Even Passive TDF Glide Path Designs Require Active Thinking

“There is no such thing as a passive glide path design, and this, as well as the many other active decisions that go into the creation and management of a TDF, can translate into meaningful differences in investment risks and results, even among passive TDFs,” observes Jake Gilliam at Charles Schwab.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Wealth Management Solutions Firm Joins Kestra Financial; AXA Hires Executive for Life, Retirement and Wealth Management Business; T. Rowe Price Expands Retirement Plan Services Team with New Hires; and more.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Voya Hires Sales Executive for Small-Mid Business; OppenheimerFunds Adds to CEO Advisor Institute's Executive Consulting Team; Vanguard Promotes Four Professionals Within Fixed Income Group; and more.

Personal Touch Matters in 3(38) Fiduciary Marketplace

The demand for 3(38) investment manager search support and monitoring has moved up market into the range of plans with billions of dollars in assets; smaller plans are seeking cost savings while larger plans are seeking deeper expertise and nimble capabilities.

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.”