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Study Quantifies How Much DB Plans Benefit the Economy

According to a report from the National Institute of Retirement Security, “Retirees with DB pensions know they are receiving a steady check despite economic conditions. In contrast, retirees may be reluctant to spend out of their 401(k)-type accounts if their savings are negatively impacted by market downturns.”

As Volatility Returned, Endowment Index Lost Ground in 2018

The Endowment Index represents a benchmark for analyzing the investable opportunity of managers of portfolios utilizing the “Endowment Investment Philosophy” or who “otherwise incorporate alternative investments within a comprehensive asset allocation.”

Study Supports DB Plans Over DC Plans for Teachers

The study, which evaluated pensions against hypothetical 401(k) plans, finds 77% of teachers in six states will work long enough in the same retirement system to earn benefits of greater value and security from the lowest-tier pension, compared to an idealized 401(k) with low fees and no investment mistakes.