Finadium builds database of securities lending mutual funds and ETFs; OneAmerica, Russell Investments managed accounts consider outside retirement assets; and MainStay moves target-date funds to other asset allocation funds.
Empower Launches Advisor Managed Accounts; Schwab Adds Conestoga Fund to Mutual Fund List; GSAM Acquires Standard & Poor's Investment Advisory Services; and more.
Cerulli believes managed accounts will continue to gather assets as a customized solution for a targeted cohort of a plan’s overall participant population, as well as address decumulation and financial wellness concerns.
The complaint alleges that Stadion Money Management and Mutual of Omaha abused their managed account arrangement by putting their own interests ahead of participants’.
Morningstar Managed Portfolios advisory service will now have allocations to the Morningstar Funds Trust, and DWS partners with Skyline AI for real estate investing.
Fiduciary Tool Added to Broadridge Analytic Solution; SS&C Technologies Adds ERS Managed Account Solution to Recordkeeping Platform; BlackRock Launches Multiple ESG Funds and Tools; and more.
Lockwood Adds Expansive Model Portfolios to Managed Account Platform; Capital Group Adopts PFaroe; PGIM Lengthens ETF Space with Second Actively Managed Fund; and more.
Fiserv Expands United Wealth Platform, and Vanguard Offers Commission-Free ETFs.
US SIF Launches Money Manager-Focused Guide, and Wells Fargo Updates Personalized Solution.
Lincoln Financial Creates Personalized Target-Date Portfolios; Aon Hewitt-Managed Pooled Funds Claim Compliance with GIPS; Broadridge Financial Increases Data and Analytics Team; and more.
Panelists discussed numerous investment options that can push additional retirement savings.
The panel focused on current asset allocation trends, and then shifted to what plan sponsors and participants need to know about these investment products.
Franklin Templeton Expands ETF Lineup with Three Additional Funds; Hartford Funds Launches Short-Duration ETF; First Trust Launches Actively Managed ETF; and more.
Professional investment assistance helps DC plan participants’ outcomes; however, an analysis from Alight Solutions found users of managed accounts see higher returns, are more diversified and save more in their DC plans.
A new analysis out from Empower Retirement finds historical investment performance does not serve as an optimal overall measure of value delivered by a managed account; there is strong evidence to suggest “engaged participants” extract more value from managed accounts.
A paper from Morningstar Investment Management lays out a framework for advisers and plan sponsors to determine the qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) that is the best fit for a plan's demographics.
New Cerulli research shows the most common reason for which 401(k) plan sponsors offer participants a managed account service is that it can be positioned as a retirement income solution; also considered is the emergence of so-called “shadow fiduciaries.”