It’s no secret that employees need more help reaching their retirement goals. Even though investors may have access to more information than ever before, quality advice, especially around retirement, is still out of reach for many. In response, many employers have made online advice tools, such as managed accounts, increasingly available to employees in 401(k) plans. Managed accounts and other online advice tools can help guide employees on how much save, how to invest their savings, and when to retire. But what impact, if any, do these programs have on saving and investing behavior? And what learnings can employers leverage to design a plan that helps employees meet their retirement goals?
What does an employee’s journey toward retirement tell us about how likely they are to reach their goals? New research findings answer some important questions.
If you’re not taking factors into consideration, your plans may be positioned for yesterday’s market cycle — not tomorrow’s. Invesco Global Solutions Team has found that many DC plans are positioned for bull markets and low volatility, and are exposed to the risk of higher volatility and early cycle downturns.
The bull market seems to be running on fumes, but it’s left its mark on target-date fund evaluation. Methodologies relying on past performance overlook the dramatic influence of market beta in recent years. As a result, we again see the industry turn toward excessive risk-taking. The tremendous increase in the number of participants close to retirement and relying on TDFs means a market correction could be devastating.
In this webinar, you’ll gain firsthand knowledge of 401(k) participant sentiments from Schwab Retirement Plan Services, Inc.
In a very special forum—free and exclusively for plan advisers—the editors of PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER magazines invite you to join industry experts, including the CEO of one of the nation’s most innovative retirement focused technology companies and one of the nation’s leading institutional investment consultants
New research around the retirement readiness of Americans underpins some of our latest innovations. Discover how technology can change the way you talk about plan design with your clients. And see how advanced analytics is modernizing how people get advice.
Don’t Let Average be Your Benchmark.
Active bond managers have outperformed passive over the last ten years in a variety of market conditions.* The more challenging the market environment, the more investors need an active approach to help them achieve their objectives.
Looking for creative ways to help plan sponsors address one of their top three challenges… employee engagement? Join Invesco along with our partners MassMutual and Empower as we explore our NEW defined contribution participant language research, plus tips to help enhance participant engagement through education.
As participants age, their financial needs and contexts evolve. While early-career participants may be treated as a more homogenous group, late-career participants’ situations become more unique and more complex. However, many participants are not aware of exactly what their changing retirement planning needs are. In the spirit of seeking better outcomes, we ought to consider how to meet these often unarticulated needs. That’s what innovation is all about.
Need ideas to help educate plan sponsors on blending active and passive investments in their DC plan? This webcast highlights five simplistic conclusions — or “investment myths” — about passive, broad-market, cap-weighted benchmark strategies to help you discuss active and passive investing with plan sponsors. At Invesco, we believe that a wide variety of strategies can play a role in a well-constructed, high-conviction retirement plan, but it’s important to base investment decisions on facts, not myths.
New findings from our The Science of Superior Service study reveal that what sponsors want and what you’re delivering may be light years apart
CE Credit Webcast: Target-date funds (TDFs) continue to be the qualified default investment alternative (QDIA) of choice for most retirement plans, and many plans have kept the same fund suite in place since the QDIA regulation was adopted. However, the nature of target-date fund construction means that the ongoing evaluation of such funds is difficult. As Advisers try to build scale and efficiencies in their practices, they need tools and support to navigate the complexities of a target date funds monitoring process.