IMHO: Target Aims

Asset-allocation fund solutions have, to put it mildly, exploded on the retirement plan scene—aided in no small measure by the sanction of the Department of Labor’s final regulations regarding qualified default investment alternatives (QDIA).

IMHO: When You Assume…

Somewhere in the course of your professional life, you have no doubt heard (or used) the expression about what happens when you assume1.

IMHO: Under New Management

Sitting in the audience at the ASPPA/DoL Speaks conference last week, I was reminded just how disruptive it can be to have a new boss.  

IMHO: Domino Theories

If you want to get a quick sense of just how fast time flies, consider that it was only a year ago this week that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy.

IMHO: Duty Calls?

When it comes to qualified retirement plans, there are three kinds of people: people who are fiduciaries and know it, people who aren’t fiduciaries and know it, and people who are fiduciaries and don’t know it.

IMHO: “Talent” Ed

As a kid, I remember sitting in church listening to a sermon about what I have since come to know as the “parable of the talents,” found in the book of Matthew in the New Testament. 


Prudential Calls for Stable Value To Be Included as QDIAs

Testifying before the U.S. Department of Labor’s ERISA Advisory Council, James King, Jr., vice president and head of Prudential Retirement’s Stable Value Markets Group, urged that stable value products be classified as a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for employee retirement plans.

Anheuser-Busch Sued over QDIA Selection

Anheuser-Busch has been hit with a federal court lawsuit alleging the brewer and a trustee improperly designated an overly risky qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) for participants’ cash proceeds from a stock sale.