PLANSPONSOR February-march 2018

Alison Cooke Mintzer (photo by Chris Ramirez)

Happy 25th!

This year, at PLANSPONSOR, we celebrate a milestone—25 years since our debut issue, in 1993.
Art by Seong Eun Macfarlane

Most Effective Industry Changes

Which retirement industry development over the past 25 years has been the most effective for improving retirement outcomes, and which has been the least effective?

Tactical Latitude

To increase flexibility in an asset allocation, some fund managers add the capability to employ a specifically chosen tactical deviation.
Art by Julie Benbassat

Compliance Update

Summaries of the latest news from Washington and the courts—what’s coming, what’s contemplated and what’s critical for plan sponsors to know.

Talking Points

Will you be changing your company match in 2018?
Art by Micky Walls

Participation Paves the Way to Success

Studies find those who have never participated in employer-sponsored retirement plans are much less likely to plan for retirement than are those who have participated or are currently participating.
Art by Harry Campbell

Taking Shape

The dynamics at work in the retirement plan industry in the 25 years since PLANSPONSOR launched.
Art by Roman Klonek


Role Models: This year's designees—chosen for administrative, fiduciary and plan design elements—continue to raise the bar.
Art by Melinda Beck

Sandwiched Between

Supporting kids and aging parents can derail workers’ retirement.

In the Beginning

The founder of PLANSPONSOR discusses what led to its creation.