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 John Iekel7/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Whether we have retirement a crisis, or merely a series of hard problems, captured the ultimate issue an expert panel addressed at an American Enterprise Institute July 15 discussion at its Washington, DC offices,. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Pension plans were better funded by the end of the second quarter of 2015, according to a recent report by Aon Hewitt.
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By ASPPA Net Staff7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall trends in June and the second quarter of 2015 were favorable for pension plans, according to new reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Another round of consumer surveys this week found most Americans optimistic, but not necessarily about retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff7/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Census Bureau in its quarterly survey of public pensions during the first quarter of 2015 reports that the earnings that public pension plans have realized, and their holdings, have changed little since the fourth quarter of 2014. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/16/2015 • 0 Comments

A new report by the Congressional Budget Office confirms that in the years to come the U.S Treasury will receive “significant” tax revenues from retirement plan withdrawals. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2015 • 0 Comments

On June 3, SunGard filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public, 10 years after seven companies bought the financial software provider.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

Despite growing concerns about leakage from retirement plans, a new survey suggests that Americans aren’t very familiar with various distribution options. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation paid $5.4 billion in benefits to 842,000 retirees nationwide in 2014, it has reported; it also has broken down that data by state. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2015 • 0 Comments

A majority of households age 55 and older do not have retirement savings, according to a recently released study by the Government Accountability Office.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2015 • 0 Comments

The cost of investment management is the top expense for defined benefit plan sponsors, a recent study found. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The recent Department of Labor (DOL) study finding deficiencies in audits of employee benefit plans does not translate to a statement about how viable those plans are, says the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) in a May 28 statement.
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By Mike Bushnell5/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Most respondents in a recent survey of high-level defined benefit plan representatives in the United States and Canada said they would adjust their risk exposure if updated mortality tables increased their plan’s liabilities, but a small minority are actively implementing de-risking strategies. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell5/12/2015 • 0 Comments

Echoing a recent study from Transamerica in which the vast majority of Boomers and Gen Xers expect to retire long after they turn 65, an Allianz survey reports that more than five in six Americans over 35 say traditional retirement is now “a romantic fantasy.”
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By ASPPA Net Staff4/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Target-date funds continued to receive the majority of new contributions into individuals’ accounts in March, according to the AonHewitt 401(k) Index. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell4/23/2015 • 0 Comments

For an increasing number of Americans, work is where they expect to learn about saving for retirement — and a growing number of employers are trying to help.
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By Nevin Adams4/22/2015 • 0 Comments

The 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey by the nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald & Associates finds that the nation’s retirement confidence continues to rebound from recent record lows — but not for everyone. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/17/2015 • 0 Comments

The funded status of certain private sector defined benefit plans lost ground in 2014, according to a recently released study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Corporate pension funding levels in the first quarter of 2015 lost some ground, according to analysts from two industry sources. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Industry pundits (and many advisors) continue to tout retirement plan lifetime income options but current trends don’t appear favorable, according to John Haley, Chief Executive Officer at Towers Watson. READ MORE

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