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 Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent report on 401(k) services, fees and expenses looks closely at usage of mutual funds in 401(k) investments. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Pension plans largely held steady in May, with assets and liabilities growing slightly, says a recent report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2017 • 0 Comments

Many are not taking all of the steps they need to prepare for retirement and are relying on uncertainties like receiving an inheritance, says a recent survey by Natixis Global Asset Management. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/14/2017 • 0 Comments

Registration for the 2017 ASPPA Annual Conference — the nation’s premier gathering of retirement industry professionals — is now open! READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

The vast majority of DC plan participants continued making contributions in 2016 and most “stayed the course” with their asset allocations, according to a recent Investment Company Institute study. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2017 • 0 Comments

Retirement plan providers should focus on education, retirement readiness tools, situational guidance and “next-best-step” trigger events to help workers become better prepared for retirement, a report recommends. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

What color is the retirement readiness mood ring? Recent studies and insights give us answers as varied as the spectrum.
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By ASPPA Net Staff6/8/2017 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment, auto-escalation, auto-investment — all are growing in number of users and in their influence on the retirement superhighway. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/7/2017 • 0 Comments

Ascensus has announced the acquisition of independently owned Kravitz, Inc., a retirement administration firm and cash balance specialist. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

A recent panel discussion addressed best practices for record-keeping private real estate investments. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/6/2017 • 0 Comments

Plaintiffs have fallen short in their second attempt to convince a federal judge of the merits of their case in an excessive fee class action suit. READ MORE

By John Iekel6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

That may seem an odd equation. And yet, a speaker at a recent retirement industry conference argues exactly that. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

In less than a month, the new “transition” exemptions will apply to recommendations for IRAs. Fred Reish looks at how to prepare for that shift.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/5/2017 • 0 Comments

At a recent policy forum sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute, Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies, outlined five ways to “fix” the current Saver’s Credit.

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By ASPPA Net Staff6/1/2017 • 0 Comments

Defined contribution plan assets under management (AUM) reached $5.95 trillion in 2016, says a recent survey of money managers. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/31/2017 • 0 Comments

As many as one-third of the U.S. workforce is said to be currently engaged in temporary, contract or on-demand work — and new legislation would set aside funding to study alternatives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2017 • 0 Comments

Single premium pension buy-out sales totaled $1.4 billion in the first quarter of 2017, says the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/26/2017 • 0 Comments

A new study of U.S. open-end mutual funds and exchange-traded funds finds that on average, investors paid lower fund expenses in 2016… than ever before. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/23/2017 • 0 Comments

We hear periodically about individual pension plans the PBGC acts to cover. But the PBGC maintains data that shows the state-by-state distribution of the benefits it provides, offering a look at geographic distribution. The PBGC has announced that the 2016 data are available. READ MORE

By John Iekel5/22/2017 • 0 Comments

Recent blog entries offer a way to dispel the fog for plan participants who may be confused about retirement planning and its importance. READ MORE

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