Tag: College Savings Plans 529

BlackRock Expands 529 Plan Investments

November 2, 2012 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – BlackRock Inc. expanded its iShares exchange-traded funds (ETFs) business, adding seven portfolio options to the iShares 529 Plan.

California to Close Part of 529 College Savings Plan

October 18, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – California will close its “adviser-sold” unit, a small portion of the 529 college-savings plan, in which residents invest in the plan through brokers and financial planners, reports the Los Angeles Times. 

NE 529 Plan Launches FDIC-Insured Savings Option

October 17, 2011 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), the Nebraska Educational Savings Trust (NEST), and Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg announced the launch of the Bank Savings Investment Option, Nebraska's FDIC-insured 529 savings option.   

529 Plan Assets up 8.5% in Q310

November 18, 2010 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Total 529 college savings plan assets increased to an estimated $127 billion as of 3Q10, reflecting an 8.5% increase from 2Q10 assets of $117 billion, according to new data from Financial Research Corporation (FRC)

Vanguard Cuts 529 Plan Expenses

November 9, 2006 (PLANSPONSOR.com) -The Vanguard 529 College Savings Plan will reduce expenses across its lineup of investment options by 10 to 12 basis points, resulting in an annual participant savings of more than $2 million.

529 College Savings Plan Assets Blooming

December 9, 2005 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Assets in 529 college savings plans reached $63.4 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2005, according to data by the Financial Research Corp. (FRC) released by the College Savings Foundation (CSF).

529 Awareness Highest Among Boomers

April 12, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Baby Boomers are most likely to be aware of, and utilize, 529 college savings plans, but Generation X, with the largest percentage of children under 18 in the house, represents a new frontier for plan sponsors to target when offering these plans.

Strong Out, Oppenheimer In At Oregon 529 Plan

February 18, 2004 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - OppenheimerFunds Inc. has been tapped by the Oregon 529 College Savings Board as the replacement portfolio manager after the plan's former manager, Strong Capital, was embroiled in controversy last year and consequently dismissed.