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Interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing has soared, however, the way in which retirement plan sponsors approach ESG-focused investment strategies can be a point of confusion. We explore the latest DOL guidance and the key issues of which plan sponsors need to be aware.Read more
Plan sponsor confusion over amending retirement plan distribution restrictions appears to be growing, particularly because some are finding that they are unable to amend their plan in the desired fashion due to IRS code restrictions on distributions. The confusion may reflect a lack of understanding…Read more
MEPs have been in the news lately, particularly as plan sponsors seek to protect themselves from litigation related to fees and fund offerings by joining forces with other employers to achieve economies of scale. What must employers consider before joining an MEP?Read more
In a recent amicus brief, higher education membership associations came to the defense of 403(b) plans in general, asserting that 403(b) plans are very different from their 401(k) counterparts.Read more
The steady stream of retirement plan lawsuits filed over the past decade have plan sponsors of all sizes and organization types on edge.Read more
With inflation potentially on the rise, retirement plan sponsors should be aware of the affect it can have on retirement plan investments and how they can help protect participants.Read more
With the holiday season upon us and the New Year fast approaching, we explore five trends that will be popular with retirement plan sponsors in 2018.Read more
Managed accounts offer retirement plan participants a personalized investment strategy based on their own individual situation. However, as plan sponsors review the benefits of adding managed accounts to their retirement plans, there are ever-present fiduciary considerations which must be addressed.Read more
Wellness in the workplace is an important topic for employees and employers alike. As employer awareness of the benefits associated with a healthy employee population rises, so too does the focus on programs and initiatives to support employees.Read more
With all of the attention paid to retirement plan fees and the associated lawsuits, plan sponsors and their retirement plan committees tend to be very focused on ensuring that plan investments provide consistent long-term performance, are competitively priced, and offer good diversification. T…Read more