Plan Administration Guide, Part Two: Recordkeeping Survey

Breaking down the DC industry by plan type.


The 2018 PLANSPONSOR Recordkeeping Survey now integrates data from our 403(b), 457 and nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) buyer’s guides to provide a more complete summary of the defined contribution (DC) market. The results were aggregated from data submitted by 63 service providers that collectively oversee more than $7 trillion in DC assets and are estimated to account for more than 90% of the total defined contribution market. Provider profiles are presented alphabetically and reflect the vendor’s experience in servicing different types of plans. Each provider is ranked in three categories: total plans, total assets and total participants; other rankings/totals reflect only those organizations that reported the associated data. All data, including data reported this year, are as of December 31, 2017; all information from the survey was self-reported. Readers may follow up with providers directly for additional details on the scope of services available.

*Source: Investment Company Institute, 2018 Investment Company Fact Book.