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Women less aggressive than men in retirement saving

July 14, 2008

Women are less aggressive then men when it comes to saving for retirement, according to a new study. Released by Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based research and consulting firm, the survey showed that women defer less salary to their company retirement...

On a 401(k) mission

July 14, 2008

In his 20 years of managing clients' 401(k) plans, Michael T. Scarborough has seen numerous examples of mistakes made by investors who don't allocate enough of their salaries to saving for retirement. Seeing investors waste the chance to build...

Employers take to Roth 401(k) after slow start

June 30, 2008

More than two years after its creation, the Roth 401(k) is finally gaining traction in company plans, such as those managed by The Hartford (Conn.) Financial Services Group Inc., The Vanguard Group Inc. and Merrill Lynch Retirement Group. Few...

401(k) contributions drop in troubled economy

June 19, 2008

While workers continue to put money into their 401(k) plans during the current downturn in the economy, they are investing at a lower rate, a survey released yesterday by Putnam Investments found. The 152 advisers that responded to the online...

Advisers will need to master expanded products

June 9, 2008

Financial advisers face an array of challenges in the retirement market in the next decade. One of the key challenges will be the ability to provide clients with products that can help them generate a healthy retirement income, industry leaders...

A turbulent decade for fund industry started off well

June 9, 2008

The mutual fund industry, buffeted by volatile markets, unprecedented scandals and new competition, has had a tough time over the past 10 years. The industry started off the decade looking good. More than 130 U.S. mutual funds — a record —...

Advisers' role evolves as 401(k) plans come to dominate

June 9, 2008

During the past decade, 401(k) plans have elbowed defined benefit plans to become the primary retirement vehicle for most Americans. A decade ago, 48% of employers provided DB pension plans. Today, just 29% of employers do. As a result, 401(k)...

Complex buyout deals spur need for advice

June 9, 2008

Corporate cutbacks may provide an opportunity for financial advisers: to help employees who have lost their jobs analyze the increasingly complicated buyout packages that companies are offering. General Motors Corp., for example, recently offered...

Boomers' retirement plans in jeopardy

June 2, 2008

The economic downturn is forcing some baby boomers to raid their 401(k) plans and halt their savings, which could have a negative effect on their retirement, according to a new study. The study, "The Economic Slowdown's Impact on Middle-Aged...

Financial advisers, sponsors offered new yardstick for retirement plan fees

May 26, 2008

Recognizing the challenges that employers face in choosing a 401(k) plan, a software developer has introduced a service that provides a benchmark against which to measure plan costs. The free service, from Financeware Inc., sifts through more...

ICI meeting covers use of alternatives in funds

May 12, 2008

The use of alternative hedge-fund-like strategies within mutual funds was a hot topic of discussion last week at the Investment Company Institute's 50th annual general membership meeting in Washington. That trend is likely to continue, said...

Financial advisers act to snag 401(k)s

May 5, 2008

The volatile stock market has created a period of frenzy for financial advisers in the 401(k) area, who have seen a substantial increase in the number of new prospects. They see a chance to attract new clients because as the value of their 401(k)...

Economy slowing down 401(k) contributions

April 30, 2008

Due to the current economic climate, 8% of investors have halted or reduced their contributions in 401(k) plans in recent months, according a study to be released next week. The study from Cogent Research LLC of Cambridge, Mass. showed that...

HSAs offer a strategic advantage

April 28, 2008

Do your clients have health savings accounts? If you can't answer that question or if you aren't interested enough to concern yourself with HSAs, then you and your clients are missing an opportunity and an investment advantage. Since 2003 when...

Advisers applaud fair disclosure act

April 28, 2008

Financial advisers favor the 401(k) fee breakdowns that would be required in the Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act, which was approved April 16 by a 25-19 party-line vote of the House Education and Labor Committee, even though that...

Large employers to shuffle 401(k) lineup

April 28, 2008

Nearly half of large employers plan to add or replace funds in their 401(k) plans in the next 12 months, according to a newly released study. The study, "Large Plan Sponsors Expectations," from Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based research and consulting...

Consumers increasingly take loans from retirement plans

April 14, 2008

With the economy deteriorating and prices for gas and heating fuel skyrocketing, consumers who are seeking new sources of cash are increasingly jeopardizing their retirement income by taking out loans from their retirement plans. The number...

Labor Department hears 401(k) providers on fee-disclosure regs

April 14, 2008

Service providers to 401(k) plans should not be required to be fiduciaries of the plans, the Department of Labor is being told. The department, which is considering new regulations for disclosures, is listening to suggestions from service providers,...

Hancock launches guaranteed 401(k) rider

April 9, 2008

John Hancock Retirement Plan Services today launched a guaranteed income rider for its 401(k) plans. “The boomers’ Number One priority is how to generate a stream of income now,” said Ed Eng, senior vice president of John Hancock RPS of Boston....

Barclays chooses MetLife as annuity provider

March 28, 2008

Barclays Global Investors has selected MetLife as the income annuity provider in its SponsorMatch 401(k) program. MetLife is bringing in its deferred income annuity as an asset allocation option in a defined contribution plan. Launched last...

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