Defined Contribution Plans

Defined Contribution Plans

This broadly defined station houses posts about topics that encompass all types of employer-provided defined contribution plans — not just 401(k)s. These include plans in other countries, etc.

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The 2016 general election is upon us, a knock-down, drag-out fight between two intensely polarizing figures – Hillary Rodham Clinton and Donald J. Trump – vying for votes among an increasingly polarized electorate.   Read More

The Advent of the Chief Retirement Officer

The costs and expenses associated with retaining an uninspired workforce go well beyond lost productivity and an inferior work product. Plan sponsors seeking to tackle these issues through effective oversight of their plan now have a new way of doing so, notes industry veteran Steff Chalk: by adding a Chief Retirement Officer (CRO).   Read More

Can We Fix Participant Education?

There are lots of theories on why financial education within DC plans doesn’t work well. But that doesn’t stop the industry from spending billions of dollars on it, with tens of thousands of advisors conducting education meetings. Is it stubbornness? A fiduciary hedge? Or is it just part of the process of figuring it all out?
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