PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 18th, 2016
This week, PLANSPONSOR released its 2016 Defined Contribution Survey, a benchmarking tool for all DC plan types. In addition, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) reported its financial status. Defined benefit (DB) plan sponsors were reminded to consider longevity risk when choosing investments. And speaking of investments, we’ve been seeing a lot of news of late about impact or social investing, suggesting that more institutions are using these investment vehicles and environmental, social and governance investments can outperform. Have a great weekend PLANSPONSOR readers, and a Happy Thanksgiving! There will be no PLANSPONSOR Weekend newsletter next Friday.
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PBGC Multiemployer Program Deficit Nearly $60 Billion
However, according to the agency’s Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report, the single-employer program deficit improved.Read more >
Pension Plan Sponsors Need to Manage Longevity Risk
The underestimation of human life spans by forecasters and the potentially sharp unanticipated increases in longevity resulting from medical breakthroughs poses a real risk to pension funding levels, a new report notes.Read more >
Impact Investing Growing Among Institutional Investors
One-third of institutional investors plan to increase portfolio allocations to impact investing in the coming three years, according to a survey by Greenwich Associates and American Century Investments. One-quarter of those institutions plans to boost allocations by more than 10%.Read more >
Risk Control At Heart of ESG and SRI Developments
Investment providers that serve retirement plan sponsors see opportunities for outperformance in ESG and SRI programs.Read more >
ESG Investors Weight Performance and Moral Considerations
As more and more assets are invested in portfolios that consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors, researchers are attempting to better measure the effectiveness of so-called “impact investing,” both in terms of financial performance and as it pertains to meeting the moralistic goals of ESG.Read more >
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2021 DC Plan Benchmarking Survey
2022 Retirement Industry Trends to Follow

As the retirement plan industry looks ahead to the coming year, financial wellness is increasingly seen as a critical solution to help workers and retirees meet their goals.

2021 Recordkeeping Survey
IRS Announces 2022 Retirement Plan Contribution and Benefit Limits

Most defined contribution plan participants can defer up to $20,500 to plans in 2022.

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?”

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer


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