PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 25th, 2016
Good afternoon, PLANSPONSOR Weekend readers. Plan sponsors are always looking for new ideas to improve their plans, and this week, several news articles put forth new thinking about investments. Also, the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) reported this week that retirement confidence is rising, but is that confidence justified? In addition, several things came out of the courts this week, but arguably the most interesting is the preliminary approval of a settlement of the now-famous Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuit that set a new standard of pleading for stock drop cases. Enjoy this edition and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
Editor's choice
The Upside of Aging: More Investment Opportunities
Aging populations worldwide will create investment opportunities for institutional investors.Read more >
Active Funds Can Outperform Passive Funds
“Industry-wide averages can be misleading, and may be doing investors a disservice by giving them the perception that all active funds cannot outperform passive funds, which is simply not true,” says Timothy Cohen at Fidelity.Read more >
Managed Futures Another Alternatives Option
In the search for new sources of returns and a response to increased equity market volatility, plan sponsors and participants may come across managed futures.Read more >
Data and Research
Retirement Confidence Continues Rising
Access to a retirement plan helps boost individuals’ confidence in their ability to retire, according to EBRI’s latest data.Read more >
Famous Fifth Third Stock Drop Suit Reaches Settlement
A Supreme Court ruling in the case set new standards of pleading for lawsuits against retirement plans that hold on to company stock.Read more >
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2021 DC Plan Benchmarking Survey
House Committee Approves Bill Aimed at Increasing Retirement Plan Coverage

Among other things, the RISE Act would encourage retirement savings by allowing plan sponsors to offer small financial incentives to motivate employee participation.

Working Past Age 65 May Seem Like a Great Idea …

… but the prospects may vary, based on education, race and gender, says CRR.

TRIVIAL PURSUITS: Residents of the Island of Misfit Toys
December 17, 2013 ( – Who/what were the residents on the Island of Misfit Toys in “Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?”
2021 Recordkeeping Survey

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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