Industry Trends and Research

“Industry Trends and Research” covers significant research and trends impacting ASPPA members' practices.


 

 

Industry Trends & Research

Industry Trends & Research

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

By Mike Bushnell4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

As businesses continue to recover from the Great Recession, the number of employers that offer retirement plans has nearly returned to pre-crisis levels, but many pension plans that disappeared during the downturn have not returned., according to a new Transamerica survey. However, READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/2/2015 • 0 Comments

After a string of positive months for average 401(k) balances, the markets finally took their toll in March. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff4/1/2015 • 0 Comments

A strengthening economy does not appear to have translated into fewer loans from solo 401(k)s. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/27/2015 • 0 Comments

The Employee Benefit Research Institute has published an analysis on the right savings rate for a successful retirement that goes well beyond the simplistic “replacement rate” assumptions touted by many. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Record highs on Wall Street did little to motivate participant movement in February — and while transfers favored fixed income during the month, international funds also had some allure.
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By Mike Bushnell3/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Baby Boomers who have yet to cut the financial cord with their adult children are increasingly finding that tether to be more like an anchor keeping them from reaching retirement, says a recent study.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/16/2015 • 0 Comments

Americans strongly believe in and support saving for retirement, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re saving as much as they are projected to need in order to be financially ready for retirement, two recent studies indicate.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Retirees will need an average of $2.5 million to maintain the same quality of life in retirement, according to a recent Legg Mason survey.
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By ASPPA Net Staff3/3/2015 • 0 Comments

The funded status of corporate pensions in the United States was 87.5% in February, a jump of 5.1 percentage points since January, according to BNY Mellon Investment and Strategy Group (ISSG). What a difference a month makes: their funded status slipped by almost the same amount the month before. READ MORE

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

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