Tag: Outsourcing

IRS Preps for Cash Balance Plan Program

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) intends to expand its pre-approved defined benefit plan program to permit plans with certain cash balance features to be submitted by sponsors and practitioners.

Firm Debuts QDRO Admin. Service

Plan Sponsor Advisors (PSA) released a fully outsourced solution that manages qualified domestic relations orders (QDRO) for retirement plan fiduciaries.

Ameritas Adds Fiduciary Solutions

Ameritas Life Insurance Corp. has partnered with Mesirow Financial Investment Strategies to bring fiduciary partnership services to retirement plan clients.

BPAS Expands DB, Post-Retirement Admin.

Community Bank System, Inc., through its subsidiary Benefit Plans Administrative Services, Inc. (BPAS), reached an agreement to acquire an actuarial and consulting practice from EBS-RMSCO, Inc.

Consultants Find Success as OCIOs

Financial services consultants expect 18.5% of assets under management in 2016 will come from outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) engagements, up from 12% in 2012.

Advisers Not Keeping Pace with Small-Market Needs

Although advisers have a higher approval rating than recordkeeper relationship managers among mid-market plan sponsors, they have been struggling to keep pace in the small-market, according to Richard Schroder, President of Anova Consulting Group.