Defined Contribution Plans
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Investors thinking about retirement should understand BDCs
Traditional fixed-income holdings, such as bond funds, may not provide enough meaningful income as historically low interest rates have limited the yields available to investors.
Boeing settlement underscores advisers' 401(k) responsibility
As excessive-fee suits are poised to move down market, advisers should pay attention to teachings of 401(k) suits such as Boeing's.
The biggest obstacle for states looking to launch auto-IRAs
Would ERISA preempt states' IRA efforts, given federal responsibility for ERISA-regulated employee benefit plans?
Is the bull market making advisers and investors behave better?
Mutual fund investors get closer to capturing 100% of the returns of the funds they invest in, according to Morningstar.
It's early days for most robos eyeing the 401(k) market
As Financial Engines & Wells Fargo announce their partnership, there are only a handful of automated investment services competing for defined contribution retirement plan participants.
This retirement expert got death threats for her policy reform ideas
The New School's Teresa Ghilarducci weighs in on mandated savings, risk aversion and avoiding fees.
Puerto Rico's default could ripple through average Americans' portfolios
Breakfast with Benjamin: Puerto Rico has missed a debt payment. How will the fallout be felt by average Americans?
Under regulatory pressure, Voya restricts sales of more variable annuities
Voya Financial Advisors has restricted sales of variable annuities for the second time in two months, as the brokerage firm faces increased pressure from regulators questioning the suitability of the products for retirement savers.
MetLife launches first longevity annuity for individual clients' retirement accounts
Latest product comes as qualified longevity annuity contracts look for a place in retirement accounts.
Krawcheck to advisers: 'Middle-aged white guys' must help women get raises
At Morningstar conference, the former Merrill Lynch boss said gender pay gap is a key obstacle to retirement savings.
A retirement plan from the guy who teaches retirement income planning
The American College's David Littell lays out his goals and strategies and finds that sometimes, it's not as easy in real life as on paper.
Top 10 401(k) plans among the biggest S&P 500 companies
Employers often match part of workers' before-tax contributions to 401(k)s, but some plans are more generous than others.
BlackRock CEO Larry Fink challenges money managers, politicians on retirement issues
BlackRock Inc. chief executive Laurence D. Fink on Tuesday challenged his industry to do a better job of preparing investors for retirement, adding that presidential candidates should debate ways to address the inadequacy of savings during the upcoming election season.“This industry has done a good
Fewer Americans risking their retirement money with stupid investments
Defined contribution plans are getting more balanced, new data on Vanguard 401(k)s show.
Americans are saving more these days and that's not necessarily a good thing: Fink
Breakfast with Benjamin: BlackRock CEO Laurence Fink says low rates are pushing more Americans to boost savings as their fear of retirement security increases, thanks to low rates.