As the product set expands, knowledge about the topic of “ESG investing,” and how this relates to ERISA’s demands, is expected by many plan sponsor clients and prospects.
Liability-driven investing is growing more important as pension plans broadly move into a phase where they are not growing but instead need to be focused on meeting their benefit obligations.
Findings in a new CAPTRUST survey report suggest there may be opportunities for advisers to support board-level investment and fiduciary training at endowments and foundations.
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.
Omar Aguilar and Brett Wander agree that global growth is likely to slow some in 2019 and that volatility will persist as liquidity decreases, but they contest the idea that downturn is on the horizon.
Despite slowing global growth, disparate inflation rates, and continued normalization of U.S. monetary policy, economists with Vanguard and J.P. Morgan Asset Management believe that a near-term recession will be avoided.
Preliminary data shared by Alight Solutions shows the firm’s 401(k) trading index spiked on Monday October 29; investors making moves shunned growth assets and paid premium prices for fixed income.
If they do not embrace immigration in a big way, developed economies are likely to run into labor shortages that will curtail their growth potential; emerging markets will likely benefit from demographic trends.
While it took on average 121 years for countries to adopt steam and motor ships after they were first invented, it took only 16 years for personal computers to become a norm, and just seven years for the Internet.
The lawsuit seems keenly aware of the poor record other such complaints have had in federal court since the crucial Supreme Court ruling in Fifth-Third vs. Dudenhoeffer—focusing its arguments more on the imprudent concentration of employer stock as opposed to inflated valuations.
Broadly speaking, Northern Trust’s Capital Market Assumptions Working Group expects continued global economic growth, controlled inflation and accommodative monetary policy.
According to Josh Cohen, a big part of PGIM’s strategy as a DCIO provider is to foster conversations across plan sponsors’ own organizations, “presenting them with a framework for frank and practical discussions between the HR and finance functions.”
Continuing the trend from the first quarter, corporate retirement funds and health care plans lagged during Q2 2018, according to BNY Mellon data.
Forty percent say this information is “very important” when selecting a mutual fund, ICI found in a survey.
Previewing two new Fiduciary Focus Toolkit reports that help plan advisers optimize their workflow, Fi360’s product strategy leader pointed to increased interest in fiduciary support among traditionally wealth-focused firms.