Editorial
The Next Stage

As my family prepares for baby No. 2’s arrival in just two months, my husband and I have been challenged to help our daughter prepare for the idea of her soon-to-be new reality, a reality that is quite difficult to comprehend at the tender age of 20 months, with no precedent for what lies ahead.

Alternatives |

An Expanding Universe

The waters are tested and sponsors are now diving into alternatives
Education/Advice |

Study Partners

Finding the right way to educate participants
ETFs |

Passive Interest

ETFs slow to gain 401(k) assets, despite more plans’ moves to indexing
Nonqualified/Executive Benefits |

Quiet Time

No news is good news for NQDC and executive benefits
Pension Risk Transfer |

Containing Risk

Factors to consider before undertaking a DB plan pension risk transfer
Retirement Income |

Lasting Forever?

Treasury regs encourage plans’ use of annuities, but obstacles remain
Securities Lending |

The Way Forward

The postfinancial-crisis state of securities lending
Transition Management |

Between Sides

The move toward LDI fuels the transition management industry
Tidbits |

Tidbits – April 2012

Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.
Managed Accounts |

The Sweet Spot

Managed accounts address older participants’ concerns
Target-Date Funds |

Hitting the Target

Sponsors evaluate ways to increase target-date fund efficacy