Tag: Real Estate

Investment Product and Service Launches

John Hancock Investments enacts expense reductions in TDF suite; Defined Contribution Real Estate Council publishes investing checklist for plans; Morningstar introduces new global risk model.

SURVEY SAYS: Real Estate Investments

Some defined benefit plan sponsors use real estate investments to hedge volatility in their portfolios, and a study from the Defined Contribution Real Estate Council suggests real estate investments could do the same for defined contribution plan participants.

The Case for Real Estate in DC Plans

Adding a 10% real estate exposure to defined contribution retirement plan portfolios can enhance the risk-return outlook and dampen volatility for participants, a new study suggests.

PSNC 2014: Investment Diversification

June 4, 2014 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Amid the discussion of industry best practices at the 2014 PLANSPONSOR National Conference, the question of the retirement plan investment menu and how it has or should evolve came up continuously.

Firm Launches Real Estate Strategy for DC, DB Plans

September 5, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – Principal Real Estate Investors has launched Retirement REdirect, a customizable commercial real estate strategy for defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) plans.

SEC Charges BofA with Defrauding RMBS Investors

August 7, 2013 (PLANSPONSOR.com) – The SEC filed a complaint claiming Bank of America and two subsidiaries failed to disclose key risks and misrepresented facts about the underlying mortgages in an offering of residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).