Industry Trends and Research

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


 

 

Industry Trends & Research

Industry Trends & Research

By John Iekel 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

Experts at the recent 2018 SPARK Institute National Conference held in National Harbor, MD addressed online threats to financial assets — virtual, but also very real. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent group conversation on retirement and the future of prosperity that included academics, think tanks, advocacy groups and the Hill touched on a wide range of topics. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/18/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent column examines the centrality of employers’ role in providing retirement benefits — and the areas where there are shortcomings. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/15/2018 • 0 Comments

A recent survey reveals concern about plan participants’ longevity risk and their ability to achieve higher retirement account balances over the long term. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

There were mixed results for DB and DC plans in the first quarter of 2018, the Federal Reserve reports. In short: assets grew, but so did liabilities. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/13/2018 • 0 Comments

Guess how many CE credits you can get at the ASPPA Annual Conference. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

Another provider has been sued by an employee-participant in its own 401(k) plan, not just for its inclusion of proprietary funds, but the type and number of options on its menu — and its target-date strategy. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout6/11/2018 • 0 Comments

A new report forecasts how the innovations brought on by the Pension Protection Act will continue to evolve, foreseeing a DC industry that takes on some of the traditional features of the DB industry. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff6/6/2018 • 0 Comments

In spite of continued volatility, April’s “showers” produced some May flowers for average 401(k) balances. READ MORE

By John Iekel 6/1/2018 • 0 Comments

Financial readiness for retirement improved in 2017, but there still is room for improvement, say recently released studies.
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By Ted Godbout6/1/2018 • 0 Comments

The evidence seems clear that having a written financial plan helps people stay on track and reach their financial goals, yet only one in four Americans has a plan, according to new research. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams6/1/2018 • 0 Comments

You have to wonder what the Wall Street Journal has against automatic enrollment. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/31/2018 • 0 Comments

Auto-enrollment is widely lauded as a low-cost, low-impact solution for savings rates and behaviors that could use a boost; however, a recent blog post suggests that it may not be a panacea. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff5/30/2018 • 0 Comments

ASPPA is always providing information and insights that will be valuable to its members! Following is a summary of upcoming webcasts and events. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/30/2018 • 0 Comments

TPAs serving 401(k) plans may want to remind their clients that they should review and update their “special tax notices” in the wake of changes to the plan loan offset rules under last year’s tax reform legislation. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/29/2018 • 0 Comments

Single premium pension buy-out sales exceeded $1 billion in the first quarter of 2018, says a recent report. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/29/2018 • 0 Comments

The average individual 401(k) and IRA balances of Fidelity clients dipped a bit in the first quarter of 2018 compared to the previous quarter, but year-over-year increases remained strong. READ MORE

By John Iekel 5/24/2018 • 0 Comments

A measure before the Senate would establish a federal commission to review private retirement benefit programs and report to Congress on how to improve private retirement security. READ MORE

By Ted Godbout5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

Gains in access to DC plans were offset by lower rates of access to DB plans, but overall younger workers saw some improvements, according to a new study using data from 1998 to 2012. READ MORE

By Andrew Forgrave5/23/2018 • 0 Comments

The ACOPA Chicago Symposium is coming up! READ MORE

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