Industry Trends and Research

“Industry Trends and Research” covers significant research and trends impacting ASPPA members' practices.


 

 

Industry Trends and Research

Industry Trends and Research

By Mike Bushnell4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

As businesses continue to recover from the Great Recession, the number of employers that offer retirement plans has nearly returned to pre-crisis levels, but many pension plans that disappeared during the downturn have not returned., according to a new Transamerica survey. However, READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/2/2015 • 0 Comments

After a string of positive months for average 401(k) balances, the markets finally took their toll in March. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/1/2015 • 0 Comments

A strengthening economy does not appear to have translated into fewer loans from solo 401(k)s. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The Employee Benefit Research Institute has published an analysis on the right savings rate for a successful retirement that goes well beyond the simplistic “replacement rate” assumptions touted by many. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Record highs on Wall Street did little to motivate participant movement in February — and while transfers favored fixed income during the month, international funds also had some allure.
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By Mike Bushnell3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Baby Boomers who have yet to cut the financial cord with their adult children are increasingly finding that tether to be more like an anchor keeping them from reaching retirement, says a recent study.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Americans strongly believe in and support saving for retirement, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re saving as much as they are projected to need in order to be financially ready for retirement, two recent studies indicate.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirees will need an average of $2.5 million to maintain the same quality of life in retirement, according to a recent Legg Mason survey.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The funded status of corporate pensions in the United States was 87.5% in February, a jump of 5.1 percentage points since January, according to BNY Mellon Investment and Strategy Group (ISSG). What a difference a month makes: their funded status slipped by almost the same amount the month before. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Many plan sponsors said they would make changes to their target date funds last year; a recent study by Callan Associates shows that many of them were true to their word.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/2/2015 • 0 Comments

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James on Feb. 26 introduced legislation creating a commission of experts to study the establishment of a pension fund for private sector workers in New York City.

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By Mike Bushnell 2/25/2015 • 0 Comments

Even as the economy has bounced back from the dark days in the late 2000s, an overwhelming number of working-age Americans still have concerns about their finances. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/23/2015 • 0 Comments

What kind of retirement plan is available to private and public employees and how many assets are available in each kind continues to vary, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/20/2015 • 0 Comments

Two-thirds of American adults have experienced an event or situation that has had a negative effect on their financial plans for the long-term/retirement, according to a new report.
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By Mike Bushnell2/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Buoyed by a rising stock market, most defined contribution plan participants stayed the course, according to a new survey published by the Investment Company Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/5/2015 • 0 Comments

U.S. company-provided pension plans got mixed news from BNY Mellon Investment Strategy and Solutions Group concerning how they fared in January 2015. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/5/2015 • 0 Comments

A new survey finds that 76% of Baby Boomers who retired within the past five years felt “in control” of their decision to retire.

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By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor has placed 150 multi-employer pension funds in critical status, and another 85 on the list of plans it calls endangered.

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By ASPPA Net Staff2/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Deferral and savings rates in 401(k) plans improved at a stronger rate than expected in 2014, recent studies reveal.
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By ASPPA Net Staff1/21/2015 • 0 Comments

Implementation and appreciation of the value of automatic enrollment is increasingly widespread among employers. Several recent studies have found that more employers are using it, although one points out that enthusiasm about auto features is not universal.
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