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 ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2015 • 0 Comments

U.S. Steel recently froze accruals for all active pension plan participants, deepening a freeze that started in 2003.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/9/2015 • 0 Comments

The world’s pension assets hit a new milestone in 2014, but grew at half the rate of the previous year. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/8/2015 • 0 Comments

The stock market downturn in August affected more than stock portfolios — like many a 401(k) balance, it also affected pension plans. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/4/2015 • 0 Comments

A report Moody’s released Sept. 1 says that the IRS’ continued use of existing mortality tables could save DB plans $18 billion or more in 2016.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Fewer multiemployer pension plans are in bad shape, according to figures just released by the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

A strong majority of U.S. workers are saving for retirement — but a certain percentage is not, and that segment has grown slightly recently, two studies show. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/28/2015 • 0 Comments

Group pension buy-outs have never been higher in the second quarter than they were this year, reports the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/25/2015 • 0 Comments

A new report notes that the number of new cash balance plans surged 32% in 2013, dwarfing new plan adoption. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study of DB and DC plans goes a little farther than just comparing them — suggesting that the best approach may be to move past the debate over which one is better. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, TPAs are content with their retirement service providers, although their satisfaction/dissatisfaction metrics continue to converge, according to new research from Chatham Partners. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Only 22% of individuals who owned a traditional or Roth IRA took a withdrawal in 2013, a percentage largely driven by activity among individuals ages 70½ or older. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell8/19/2015 • 0 Comments

With many American workers saying they could have saved more, and sooner, a large majority of employees support access to plans with automatic enrollment, according to new studies. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Fidelity National Information Services has agreed to buy financial software maker SunGard for $9.1 billion in stock and cash. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Fixed-income allocations by corporate pension plans are growing, a shift that is coming at the expense of equity allocations, say recent reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment appears to be catching on, a new study by Deloitte finds. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/31/2015 • 0 Comments

A report by the Congressional Research Service says that although most multiemployer defined benefit plans have resources sufficient to pay promised benefits, a few large plans are expected to become insolvent in the next 20 years. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/30/2015 • 0 Comments

There has been no shortage of bad news for public pension systems from coast to coast, but the U.S. Census Bureau has just released some good news — the assets of state and local public pension systems grew in 2014. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Financial wellness can affect more than just employees’ accounts and retirement readiness; it also can affect employees’ physical wellness and even an employer’s bottom line, recent studies say. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2015 • 0 Comments

A recent study shows that there is a gap between some generations' retirement readiness, but the results may not be what one would expect. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/27/2015 • 0 Comments

According to a recent study, underfunding of U.S. multiemployer pension plans was worse by year’s end in 2013 than it had been one year before. READ MORE

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