Recent changes in the capital markets offer plan sponsors a timely opportunity to rationalize their 401(k) lineups. Head of Defined Contribution and Wealth Advisor Services Matt Sommer discusses why there may be value in offering a single foreign blend equity option.
Our Defined Contribution in Review is designed to help CEOs, CFOs, treasurers, human resource and benefits professionals and investment committees stay abreast of recent events that could have an impact on plans or plan participants. Inside you will find quarterly highlights, timely insights about the retirement readiness of plan participants, a summary of new and pending legislation, news from the DOL and other regulatory bodies, updates on ERISA cases and a brief synopsis of global retirement issues.
Hamish Chamberlayne, Head of Global Sustainable Equities, explains how the responsible use of plastics is an important consideration for evaluating the sustainability of a business.
In the post-COVID landscape, EM local bonds can play an important role in portfolios as a potential income-generating growth asset.
While investors will always be looking for ways to time the markets, there are no shortcuts to investing success. Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto considers the lessons to be learned from the recent GameStop trading activity and outlines three steps to building a strategic long-term investing plan.
The events of the past year have reinforced the importance of being financially prepared for unexpected emergencies. Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto discusses some of the options – both inside and outside of retirement plans – that are available for plan sponsors and business owners to help employees build up adequate savings.
In this year’s final episode of our Plan Talk podcast, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto recaps notable updates, trends and legal cases from the past year in the defined contribution space. And as always, he shares a playlist of his favorite new songs from 2020.
We believe viewing retirement health care costs as an annual expense, instead of as a lump sum, makes it easier for retirees to plan for and pay for them.
Olivia Gull, Analyst on the Governance and Responsible Investment Team, discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion from an investment perspective, and key indicators that investors can look out for when analyzing a company’s diverse culture.
Many American workers fear that the Social Security trust could be depleted in the not-so-distant future, which may lead some individuals to collect their benefits early – a decision that can significantly reduce their earned benefit. In this episode of Plan Talk, Retirement Director Ben Rizzuto explains research-based techniques that can be used to help ensure people more fully consider their options and make better decisions regarding when to claim this important earned benefit.