PLANSPONSOR's 20 institutional leaders of the past 20 years

The Influencers

Who decides what your retirement plan looks like? 

Status Quo

No backslide in retirement preparedness in 2012

Risk Management

Using annuities to transfer risk unpopular in the U.S.

Group Dynamics

Investment committees need balanced discussions

Should DC Plans Offer Guaranteed Income Options?

Retirement income is an emerging focus of our industry, and offering—or being mandated to offer—annuities or other guaranteed income products in defined contribution (DC) plans could be the next big thing.

Bells & Whistles

Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors­ may find of interest.

Finding Stable Ground

The financial crisis resulted in limited wrap availability and closures of some stable value funds, but the asset class is still an attractive option for DC plans

What’s in a Name?

When to consider moving to white-labeled collective trusts

Spring Thaw

Fewer firms are ­freezing their DB plans than before

Train Wreck

The multiemployer plan as we know it is going off the rails

Swap Meet

What plans should consider if they use swaps

Sharing the Burden

Employer guidelines on proposed regulations have been released


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

QDRO Quandaries

Administering a qualified domestic relations order can be complicated