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 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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By ASPPA Net Staff1/15/2015 • 0 Comments

Funding levels of pension plans sponsored by the S&P 1500 fell by 9 percentage points in 2014, from 88% to 79%. According to Mercer, the plans’ collective deficits more than doubled last year, reaching $504 billion at year-end.
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By Nevin Adams1/7/2015 • 0 Comments

Despite media attention surrounding the Millennial Generation’s relatively poor economic outcomes during the Great Recession, a new analysis by researchers at the Federal Reserve finds that they have fared better on many measures than both current older adults and earlier young adults. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams1/7/2015 • 0 Comments

It was not a good year for pension funding, according to two studies of 2014 data on pension plan funding levels. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/23/2014 • 0 Comments

Forced plan cash-outs into individual retirement accounts (IRAs) could leave billions to be poorly invested for the long-term, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/22/2014 • 0 Comments

Nearly half of Americans retire earlier than expected, yet retirees overwhelmingly report that they are enjoying themselves and discovering that pre-retirement fears of boredom, financial insecurity and lacking purpose are largely unfounded, according to a new study by MassMutual Retirement Services. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/19/2014 • 0 Comments

Asked to choose between a 401(k)-type plan or a company pension plan that provides guaranteed income in retirement, a slim majority of non-retirees chose the 401(k).
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By ASPPA Net Staff12/15/2014 • 0 Comments

Top-heavy testing, fiduciary liability, minimum participation standards, non-discrimination testing, contribution limits...the best — and the worst — of ERISA. Here's your chance to weigh in! READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/12/2014 • 0 Comments

While retirement savings grew to one third (33.7%) of all household investable assets at $13.9 trillion, retirement assets of consumers age 65 to 74 surged from $2.3 trillion to a new high of $3.5 trillion, and now constitute a quarter of total retirement assets, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff12/11/2014 • 0 Comments

Saving for retirement in a workplace savings plan or IRA is the top long-term financial goal, according to a new survey. But the survey also contains the sobering finding that financial resolutions for the new year are on the decline as 2015 approaches. READ MORE

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