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.
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Designing a plan to improve employees’ chance at a secure retirement
2012 Defined Benefit Administration Survey
The waters are tested and sponsors are now diving into alternatives
In accordance with regulations, sponsors focus on improving plans
Finding the right way to educate participants
ETFs slow to gain 401(k) assets, despite more plans’ moves to indexing
No news is good news for NQDC and executive benefits
Factors to consider before undertaking a DB plan pension risk transfer
Treasury regs encourage plans’ use of annuities, but obstacles remain
The postfinancial-crisis state of securities lending
Stable value searches increasing, but some providers exit business
The move toward LDI fuels the transition management industry
Some quotes, survey statistics and musings to use in employee communications, or just as a break in the grind.
Managed accounts address older participants’ concerns
Sponsors evaluate ways to increase target-date fund efficacy