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In 1999, our first Recordkeeping Survey covered 70 DC recordkeeping providers. Fourteen years later, the total providers under review has not changed much – we are now up to 72 – but their numbers have: the number of plans serviced is up 149%, plan assets have increased by 144%, and participation is up 63%.
2011 saw year-over-year growth in total plans, assets and participants for the DC recordkeeping industry, as well as the rise of mobile applications for plan sponsors and participants.
Although the tables above provide a wealth of
information, they contain only a small portion of each provider’s response to
the survey. To purchase an Excel spreadsheet that contains the full data-set of
responses from all 72 providers, including historical information, please
contact Michelle Judkins at email@example.com. Cost: $3,750.
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PLANSPONSOR’s 14th annual Defined Contribution Recordkeeping
Survey questionnaire was distributed to providers of full-service and unbundled
recordkeeping for defined contribution plans—72 complete responses were
received this year.
The questionnaire, which asked for more than 350 different
data points pertaining to each provider’s assets, number of plans and
participants in various plan-size and -type categories, and product and service
capabilities, was available to providers for completion online between March
and late April. All data are as of December 31, 2011; comparable data from the
prior year are as of December 31, 2010, and have been updated in some cases, as
The providers are listed in alphabetical order. “Asset rank”
indicates the relative order by total recordkeeping assets under
administration, reported in millions of dollars.
As a complement to our Defined Contribution Survey - which measures how satisfied DC clients are with their providers - our annual Recordkeeping Survey gives employers the chance to see exactly which products and services each provider offers, as well as listing information on total assets and overall client demographics. This survey, as opposed to the DC survey, is comprised of data collected from the providers themselves.