July 2005

A Wind of Change

The largest defined benefit plan sponsors are Rethinking the way they choose managers. As a result, the roster of investment management firms, static for a generation, faces fundamental change

Upfront Articles

PLANSPONSOR.com news articles that also appeared in the Upfront section of the July issue

Bells & Whistles

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

Can Too Much Not Be Enough?

Despite those burgeoning menus, most 401(k) plans fail to offer adequately diversified investment options, study finds

TIPS Ahoy!

Time for another look at Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities?

Health Scare

Conservative groups lobby to limit employee and employer tax breaks for health insurance

“RIF” Wrath?

Richard Tobias v. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, et al.

Disclose Sure

SEC calls for greater pension consultant disclosure

The Fiduciary Responsibility To Be Responsible

As I have pointed out in previous columns, 401(k) investment fiduciaries are legally responsible for the prudence of participant investment decisions, as well as for the suitability of the options.

ETFs: Survey Says

Time to trade out those retirement plan mutual funds?

Survey Says: Who “Covers” for You?

Like your firm, no doubt, we tend to staff for need, with no "cushion" for coverage—so, when someone is out, "alternative" arrangements must at least be considered. In March, we asked readers who "covered" for them when they were out for as long as a week.