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week ending June 12th, 2020
Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors saw a slight uptick in funded status in May. However, the market plunge yesterday serves as a reminder that we are still in uncertain times. DB plan sponsors must rethink their strategies for a continued period of uncertainty. This week’s PLANSPONSOR Weekend provides information to help them do that.
Editor's Choice
Investing
Past Bear Market Strategies No Comfort for DB Plans Right Now
Pension plan consultants are tweaking recommendations for DB plan sponsors during the unprecedented volatility created by the coronavirus pandemic.
Compliance
CARES Act May Help DB Plans Avoid Funding-Based Limitations
DB plan sponsors can use help provided in the CARES Act and take other actions to avoid falling into funded status zones that would impact benefits.
Administration
How to Manage DB Plans Through the Crisis
Experts expect the market volatility will continue for an unknown amount of time, so DB plan sponsors must be flexible and find new directions depending on the goals for their plans.
Investing
Rethinking Portfolio Strategies for DB Plans
What strategies should plan sponsors consider for reaching their goals in the new market environment?
Opinions
DB Plan Sponsors Should Be Conscious of Liquidity
Tom Cassara and Michael Clark, with River and Mercantile, discuss why pension plan sponsors should pay attention to liquidity and how they may do so.
Popular Reads
2020 Defined Benefit Administration Survey
Ask the Experts
Clarification of Loan Repayment Delay Provisions of CARES Act
Experts from Groom Law Group and Cammack Retirement Group answer questions concerning retirement plan administration and regulations.
Compliance
Use of Fidelity Active Management Funds Questioned in Court
Multiple lawsuits have been filed recently that question the offering of active management funds to retirement plan participants.
Administration
Get Beneficiary Designation and Missing Participant Practices in Order
The pandemic has highlighted the need for plan sponsors to actively encourage revised beneficiary designations and have missing participant procedures in place.
Investing
Improving Participant Outcomes With Custom TDFs
Off-the-shelf TDFs may not meet the needs of participant demographics, so plan sponsors can build custom TDFs to provide greater diversification and less risk near retirement.
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