Defined Contribution Plans
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Rollovers of 401(k)s into pension plans gets government agency backing
With move, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. clears the way for annuitization of the funds.
John Hancock pushes for liquid alts in retirement plans
Breakfast with Benjamin:Shopping season bodes well for stocks. Plus: John Hancock pushes for liquid alts in retirement plans; being thankful for seasonal market timing; and learning to fly drones for fun and profit
Government workers get first crack at phased retirement
Virtually every survey of American workers finds the majority would like to ease into retirement, perhaps working part time for a few years before calling it quits completely. The problem is, corporate America has been slow to embrace the phased-retirement concept. But that could be changing. The
Retirement plan sponsors want more from advisers
A desire for greater expertise was cited as the primary reason for switching advice providers, says Fidelity survey
Demand for socially responsible investing options in 401(k)s on the rise
Money managers say more participants want to link retirement savings to values.
BlackRock names Castille as chief retirement strategist
Former head of firm's defined contribution unit will focus on target date business, retirement indexes, create research platform.
Great-West Financial renames new retirement plan business Empower
New name is latest step in integration of Putnam Investments' retirement business and the acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Retirement Plan Services.
Conservative target-date funds weathered the third quarter market rout
More conservative target-date funds — those favoring higher relative positioning in bonds — weathered the market rout best in the third quarter, according to target date fund analyst Janet Yang of Morningstar Inc.
Best- and worst-performing target date funds
Track the performance of the best and worst target-date funds through the third quarter, and see which funds best weathered the market's volatility.
Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path
Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path New software takes headaches out of the bucket strategy Oct 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am By Mary Beth Franklin + Zoom A few years ago, the Principal Financial Group published a white paper comparing two of the most popular retirement income strategies:
Treasury, IRS OK annuities in 401(k) target date funds
Approval of annuities in 401(k) target date funds, including as a default investment, will make lifetime-income features more popular.
Earnings season shapes up as the next test for the markets
Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: How will the market handle 3Q earnings? Plus: Bracing for an oil-price war, trouble beneath the surface of lower gas prices, a rare hawkish nod from the Fed, and advisers get high marks from clients.
A 401(k) conundrum: Can you make cash pile last for life?
Little thought – or government help — is given to the question of how to make withdrawals from a retirement plan
Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover
Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.
3 tips for tomorrow's retirement plan adviser
A successful plan specialist is a broad-based consultant, not just an investment consultant.