August 2005

“Short” Slighted

Responses to short-term trading create pain for recordkeepers, plan sponsors

Upfront Articles news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the August issue

War Stories

We all have them: those front-line experiences that are inevitable when one deals with the variety—and sensitivity—of issues associated with human beings and critical life events.

Bells & Whistles

Each month, we will highlight recent product introductions that plan sponsors may find of interest.


Revenue sharing still runs rampant among 401(k) plan vendors. So, you need to understand who is paying whom, and how much

Default This

A growing number of plan sponsors are defaulting participants into asset-allocated funds. Is this the shape of things to come?

Slow Growth?

Looks like a hard slog ahead for growth stocks

Crash Landing

Airlines want Congress to give them special breaks to keep their pension plans going. If they do not, some warn, bankruptcies loom

A Kick in the IPS

Georgia firm shores up compliance efforts with new toolset

Stock Plan Admin: ESPP Perceptions

Employee Stock Purchase Plans (ESPPs) are another form of equity-based compensation that have proven to be popular at firms with a strong ownership culture. ESPPs, which can facilitate employee purchases of company stock at a discount of up to 15%, are required to be a broad-based program, available to most, if not all, employees.