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401(k) plan participants saving more, taking out less

In 2015, lower-paid plan participants contributed an average of 5.8% of their salary into their 401(k) plan, while higher-paid participants contributed an average of 6.9% of their salary to their workplace retirement plan.

Funding for Corporate Plans Stable but Standing Still

The funded status of the nation’s largest corporate defined benefit plans ended just as it did in 2014, due in large part to a rise in interest rates that were offset by a weak global stock market.

Holiday Spending Drowns Out Messages About 401(k) Savings

With people preoccupied with planning a get-together or last-minute shopping, 401(k) communications during the busy holiday season might get lost in the shuffle.

What the Fed Rate Hike Means for Retirement Plan Sponsors, Participants

Plan sponsors need to be aware of what will happen to 401(k) plan loans now that rates have gone up.

Digital Players Claim: We Can 'Fix' 401(k)s

It bears paying attention in the coming year as to what inroads digital-first firms can make into the DC space.



Retirement Firms Target Younger Investors

A new study by retirement and investment trends research firm Hearts & Wallets, LLC found that more retirement firms are considering the lifetime value of consumers-currently 55%, up from 43% in 2010-showing an increased focus on younger investors.

F-Squared Focus: Retirement Revolution

F-Squared Investments is aiming to start a revolution in the retirement market with its strategies that tame the bear while still riding the bull.

Executive Briefing

Morgan Stanley and Co. has agreed to pay $100,000 to the New Jersey Bureau of Securities. This came after Bureau investigators found the company was in violation of state securities laws and regulations in its sale of non-traditional exchange-traded funds to investors.

Key Points To Remember On Fund Fees

Over the past two decades, investors have paid less and less to own shares of mutual funds. That's because investors demand low-cost funds, and because the fund industry is one characterized by competition, innovation, and economies of scale.

Executive Briefings

It looks like Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company will have its day in court come January 2014 to defend itself against a mutual fund lawsuit.