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BY Fred Barstein | 10/28/2013
According to research by Transamerica, there’s good news about company matches. Among those companies that suspended or curtailed their match, almost half have reinstated it, but in a more thoughtful... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 10/3/2013
The question is when, not if, interest rates will rise. Here are some options plan sponsors are adding to prepare, according to P... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 8/20/2013
In less than five years, the Defined Contribution Institutional Investor Association (DCIIA) has attracted a large majority of investment consultants, money managers and record keepers serving the... Read More
BY John Ortman | 8/19/2013
Most profit sharing/401(k) plan sponsors have a basic understanding of how profit sharing works: that under the tax code, their contributions to the plan must not discriminate in favor of the owners... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 7/25/2013
Though appealing in theory, the use of managed accounts (MAs) in DC plans has not only been low but also seems to be declining. According to research by the PSCA, only 3.6% of plans offer MAs, and... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 7/24/2013
People are watching the Detroit bankruptcy filing carefully, wondering whether it is the start of a trend for other cities and municipalities in financial trouble – many driven by underfunded pension... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 7/22/2013
With the societal shift from reliance on DB plans to DC plans, there could be a number of unforeseen and unintended consequences. The drop in DB coverage from 1985 to 2011 has been precipitous,... Read More