The global equity markets dropped by about 20% during the first quarter before snapping back in the second. Analysts are pondering what comes next.
The minimum and maximum fixed-income allocations of 2050 target-date funds range between 1.5% and 19.9%, respectively, according to MFS.
The average Charles Schwab self-directed brokerage account balance was down 14% from the end of 2019, and those participants who used advisers displayed a more diversified asset allocation...
Stable value has an important combination of benefits for participants nearing retirement, but it can play a role for participants who are building their savings as well.
Plan sponsors should follow prudent processes the DOL laid out in its recent guidance, and there are already solutions in place to help them figure out how to...
The COVID-19 crisis is showing plan sponsors how corporate behaviors affect the environment and that encouraging positive ones with investment dollars can benefit participants as well.
Even in very mission-driven organizations, there is enough diversity of opinion to make consensus on how to define environmental and social responsibility quite difficult.
QDIAs keep DC plan participants on a path for growth, but the current market volatility plants seeds of new ideas about their construction going forward.
However, serious downturns can reveal risks plan sponsors didn’t know they had.
Long a challenge associated with pensions, defined contribution plan investors find themselves grappling with the challenges of interest rate risk amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Of the three institutional segments tracked by Northern Trust, corporate ERISA pension plans performed the best during 1Q 2020.
First quarter performance data shows well designed defined contribution retirement plans are doing a decent job at protecting the savings of working Americans relative to retail brokerage accounts.