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 Staff2/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has made some corrections to the calculations of replacement rates — the ratio of Social Security recipients’ benefits to their past earnings — that it had released in December. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/16/2016 • 0 Comments

A new report suggests that while early distributions from retirement plans are a cross-generational issue, it may be a bigger behavioral problem than is widely appreciated. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/11/2016 • 0 Comments

Most Americans seem to like their 401(k)s — even if they don’t have a 401(k) — and they’re not very keen on government proposals to change them, according to a new survey. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/11/2016 • 0 Comments

The assets of the nation’s largest retirement funds slid 2.3%, as pension de-risking moves took their toll on corporate DB plan assets. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Defined benefit plans’ allocation to commodities and returns from those investments fell in 2015, says a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Recently released research includes data on what student debt can portend for Americans’ retirement readiness of U.S. employees. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/10/2016 • 0 Comments

Increased longevity is good news, but for pension plans it creates more stress — it spells greater drain and heightens the likelihood that plans will pay benefits for a longer period.
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By ASPPA Net Staff2/9/2016 • 0 Comments

Millennials are the newest — and largest — part of the workforce; those who serve and administer retirement plans are wise to pay attention to, and respond to, their needs and the approaches they prefer. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/8/2016 • 0 Comments

If a pension plan you serve is considering de-risking, your clients may be well-served if you make sure they are aware that de-risking means more than addressing problems the plan itself may be having — it means that participants may have some decisions to make as a result. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has made suggestions in a recent paper for ways to bolster the private-sector retirement system. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

The funded status of the pension plans the Standard & Poors (S&P) 500 and 1500 companies sponsor improved in 2015, but since the ball dropped at Times Square things are different. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/4/2016 • 0 Comments

Generation X — long overlooked as a generational “middle child” between Boomers and Millennials — is waking up to the realities of retirement savings, according to a new report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

The common conception that one works and saves for decades and then spends down those savings in retirement is not universally true, argue analysts at Vanguard in a recent study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff2/3/2016 • 0 Comments

When an employee retires, that’s the end of the connection between the ex-employee and the former employer’s plan. Right? Not necessarily, say researchers at PIMCO. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/29/2016 • 0 Comments

Tomato, tomahto. Split an atom, terminate a pension plan. A recent blog post suggests they may not be as different as they seem. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo1/28/2016 • 0 Comments

Current retirement savings policies continue to be under the wonk microscope in Washington D.C., and was the primary subject of an event at the liberal-leaning Center for American Progress last week. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/27/2016 • 0 Comments

Pension plans should reduce surplus volatility as they work toward becoming better funded says one school of thought; but there could be a fly in the ointment, argues Tony Gould, global head of pensions solutions and advisory at J.P. Morgan Asset Management in New York City. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo1/22/2016 • 0 Comments

Economists and retirement policy wonks gathered at a Washington D.C. think tank Jan. 20 for a presentation and discussion about the distribution of retirement benefits. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/20/2016 • 0 Comments

A recent study suggests that the principle location, location, location that applies to real estate also may apply to retirement plan access. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff1/19/2016 • 0 Comments

The “Gray Book,” a compendium of questions actuaries pose to the IRS and the answers to them, will no longer be produced in part due to reallocation of resources by the IRS. READ MORE

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