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Target date funds increasingly featured in 403(b) plans, survey says

July 7, 2009

Non-profit organizations are embracing target date funds and a majority of 403(b) plan sponsors have begun offering these funds in their plans, a study released today showed. The study, from the Chicago-based Profit Sharing/401k Council of America,...

Putnam stakes claim in 401(k) market

March 25, 2009

Putnam Investments of Boston today launched a new defined contribution platform for advisers and clients, signaling its expansion into the 401(k) market. The platform will provide plan sponsors with a range of investment choices, plan designs...

Retirement assets plunged 25% in '08

March 18, 2009

The nation's retirement assets shrank by nearly 25% last year and lost more than $2.4 trillion in market value, according to a new report from Chicago-based Spectrem Group. Total assets held in retirement plans — both traditional defined-benefit...

IRS cuts non-profits slack on 403(b) regs

December 12, 2008

The Internal Revenue Service is giving non-profit groups more time to comply with the new 403(b) regulations. Those regs, slated to go into effect Jan. 1, require that retirement plans run by non-profit groups must have new plan document rules...

Rule changes could open up 403(b) field

October 15, 2008

Advisers have a huge opportunity to win business in the 403(b) arena, but they must act quickly, a retirement expert said at a panel on the subject at the Center for Due Diligence’sconference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Because 403(b) plans are facing...

ETF-fueled retirement plan launched

September 10, 2008

Efficient Market Advisors LLC of Del Mar, Calif., announced today the launch of the first 403(b) retirement program offering professionally managed portfolios of exchange traded funds. The California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS)...

Task force to gauge 403(b) plan issues

January 7, 2008

The SPARK Institute formed a task force to assess administrative and record-keeping issues surrounding new regulations governing 403(b) plans, said Jeff Close, spokesman. The group comprises 18 record keepers and investment providers that serve...

Some advisers to prosper under final 403(b) rules

August 6, 2007

CHICAGO — The role of financial advisers won’t be diminished by the new 403(b) regulations released late last month, according to industry experts. The regulations, which were issued July 23 by the Department of the Treasury and the Internal...

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