Defined Contribution Plans
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Soldiers lured out of federal retirement plan
John Turner suspected that brokers were encouraging federal workers to ditch their top-flight retirement plan. So he went under cover.
The 401(k) retirement complex: Retooling Americans' nest egg
Jerry Schlichter says 401(k)s — and the 401(k) retirement complex — need to retool so they work primarily in the best interests of American savers.
Zurich restricts contributions to popular variable annuity contract
Zurich restricts contributions to popular variable annuity contract. Maximum total purchase payments reduced from previous limit of $1 million to just $10,000.
GAO report calls for more disclosure of managed accounts in 401(k)s
The Labor Department should require providers to share more on fees, performance and benchmarking, GAO says.
Fidelity adds $37.2B in defined contribution assets but pace slows
With addition of nearly 1,100 retirement plans, firm's assets under administration for DC plans reaches $1.4T.
Supreme Court rejects stock-drop defense often used in 401(k) cases
High court says 'presumption of prudence' shouldn't be considered a special defense against lawsuits alleging breaches of fiduciary duty.
Hartford Financial Services Group names a new CEO
Insurer Promotes CFO to replace previous CEO following a medical procedure related to a brain tumor.
Vanguard passes Fidelity to become No. 1 in 401(k) assets
Stock market rally in 2013 helped boost numbers; Fidelity remains tops in 401(k) recordkeeping assets.
Guaranteed features propel indexed-annuity sales
With low interest rates providing few fixed-income investment options, broker-dealers see these as a good choice for clients, with more growth potential than CDs.
The retirement apocalypse that isn't coming
Retirement isn't going the way of the carrier pigeon. Innovative retirement plans and new policies and products point to a future richer than many workers imagine.
Potholes litter road to ETF investment by DC plans
Even as the technical barriers are eclipsed, doubts remain over cost and utility.
Bond ladders for fans of portfolio safety
While it might be tempting to start finagling with fixed-income allocations as the next rising-interest-rate cycle draws nearer, proponents of bond ladders say the tried-and-true strategy works in all cycles if safety is your guide. "When it comes to fixed income, we believe that safety always
A case for private equity in DC plans
By addressing four major challenges, advisers can help plan clients gain access to higher returns.