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.
Pension plan consultants are tweaking recommendations for DB plan sponsors during the unprecedented volatility created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Certain concepts should be communicated clearly to retirement plan participants so they don’t make decisions that may hurt their retirement readiness.
For both DB and DC plan sponsors, fiduciary actions follow a different time frame when there is a sustained market crisis.
Vanguard found its clients with only a defined contribution (DC) retirement plan relationship exhibited the lowest levels of trading.
It is inevitable that markets will go up and down; lessons about downturns should always be a part of participant education.
‘To ensure access to invested monies for shareholders across the country,’ ICI’s president asks the Board of Governors to consider mutual funds and their providers for exemptions to...
Confidence exists that insurers will come up with solutions to address the possibility that plan sponsors may at some point make provider changes.
Echoing a move last enacted during the Great Recession, the federal government is reportedly seeking to temporarily guarantee money market funds.