While trading during the month favored fixed-income funds, with the positive stock market movements, average asset allocation in equities increased from 67.1% in September to 67.3% in October.
According to new John Hancock research, financial stress has a major impact on organizations, costing more than an estimated $1,900 per year, per employee.
The vast majority of today’s retirees still draw the lion’s share of their income from Social Security and pensions; however, in coming years the balance will very quickly tip to private savings sources such as 401(k) plans.
Individual investors expect roughly twice the yearly returns forecast by their advisers and investment managers.
Millennials bemoan their student loan debt loads while Baby Boomers voice the most regret about not saving for retirement earlier, according to a Bankrate.com survey.
Recent research reports suggest average employee tenure in the U.S. has trended downward; retirement industry experts agree this fact should inform plan design discussions and participant-level services.
One of the ironies of surveys of U.S. workers’ retirement confidence is that improved economic conditions allow people to look towards the future, which can in itself cause greater financial anxiety.
The high stated retirement confidence of physical workers reflects the fact that the sample is relatively young and majority male, according to Aegon researchers, who also say that employers with predominantly physical workers can do more to boost their true retirement readiness.
A new survey report from LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute finds four in ten black Americans suggested that they feel they don’t have enough money to work with a financial adviser.
The term “glide path” resonated with only 4% of participants surveyed by Invesco, despite being the most common term used by advisers, providers and plan sponsors when talking about target-date funds; survey data shows numerous other areas where industry jargon holds back participant understanding.
Aside from ensuring diversification, plan advisers can help refocus participants on their respective time horizons, whether it’s a Millennial looking at retirement 30 years down the line, or a Baby Boomer hoping to retire in the near term.
Findings in a Buck survey demonstrate that a failure to creatively invest in employee wellness can result in many adverse consequences for the success and sustainability of a business.
By talking about the power of compounding and emphasizing the importance of investing at the same time one is paying down debt, advisers can inspire younger clients to save more and save earlier.
Workers in Germany face a similar savings challenge as U.S. workers, according to Fidelity; while workers in the U.K. have an easier outlook, greater longevity means those in Hong Kong may need to save 20% of salary per year.
Obtaining data on participants from retirement readiness tools, recordkeepers and aggregation tools is important in order to tailor effective communications.