There are a number of investment vehicles to consider when drafting a plan menu that best suits the plan's participants.
Tag: managed accounts
Panelists discussed recent trends with asset allocation vehicles, and how plan sponsors can help participants comprehend what it all means.
Franklin Templeton expands ETF lineup with three additional funds; ABG and Russell partner on managed account program; and more.
However, an analysis from Alight Solutions found users of managed accounts see higher returns, are more diversified and save more in their DC plans than TDF users.
“The world is moving toward big data, and thus far as an industry we haven’t been able to use big data in a meaningful way. We are now in the midst of a paradigm shift that will allow plan sponsors to make data-driven decisions in an entirely new way,” says Thomas Idzorek, with Morningstar Investment Management.
Common sources of plan sponsor and participant concern with managed accounts include cost concerns, lack of participant understanding, and lack of qualified default investment alternative status unless only options on the plan's core investment lineup are used.
BCG adds 401(k) managed account from Stadion to recordkeeping platform; Mercer partners with Investment Metrics for client reporting; BCM TDF series to offer protection within uncertainty; and more.
Cerulli Associates suggests that if retirement plan sponsors position managed accounts as a valued service it could alleviate concerns about costs.
“Plan sponsors that prioritize their goals and objectives strategically have the opportunity to both enhance participant outcomes and mitigate risks.” says Sarah Fitzmaurice, DC & Financial Wellness leader, Mercer.
Swerdlin & Company integrates Stadion Storyline; Vanguard offers first U.S. actively managed ETF suite; and AAM enters U.S. ETF market with new dividend funds; and more.
The Department of Labor recommends the incorporation of workforce demographics into QDIA design; different providers have different philosophies about the best way to do this.