Defined Contribution Plans

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    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.

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    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.

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    Hartford Financial Services Group names a new CEO

    Insurer Promotes CFO to replace previous CEO following a medical procedure related to a brain tumor.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Potholes litter road to ETF investment by DC plans

    Even as the technical barriers are eclipsed, doubts remain over cost and utility.

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    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

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    A case for private equity in DC plans

    By addressing four major challenges, advisers can help plan clients gain access to higher returns.

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    Baby boomer, Gen X women fear not having enough retirement savings

    Most female baby boomers and Generation Xers fear they will not have sufficient money for retirement, a situation that's creating an opportunity for financial advisers, according to a report released Wednesday by the Insured Retirement Institute. More than two thirds — 70% — of female baby boomers

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    The best- and worst-performing target date funds

    Target date 2016-203-month return1-year return3-year return5-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*Top 10Manning & Napier Target 2020 I (MTNIX)2.60%11.40%8.31%14.36%$177.80.86%Legg Mason Target Retirement 2020 A (LMWAX)2.34%10.65%7.51%15.79%$6.11.15%American Century One Choice 2020 R6 ...

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    DeWaay settles with Labor Department over retirement plan recommendations

    Famed financial adviser Donald Gene DeWaay Jr. has reached a settlement with the Labor Department to pay $341,487 to 68 retirement plans following federal investigations into some of his firm’s sales. The DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration claimed Mr. DeWaay, the firms he owns and a

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    Great-West Financial to acquire J.P. Morgan retirement unit

    Robert Reynolds' Great-West Financial agreed to acquire J.P. Morgan Retirement Plan Services, boosting its profile as a retirement plan record keeper and putting it at No. 2 in the retirement services business by participants nationally.

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    New flavor of outsourced fiduciary for retirement plans hits the market

    ERISA 3(16) fiduciary plan administrator business is growing, but plan sponsors need to watch out for traps.

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    Account opening is No. 1 tech concern: Survey

    Beacon finds 'client onboarding' has replaced social-media archiving as brokers' biggest technology challenge.