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Download our guide to help understand what the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) (and similar state laws) requires for retirement plans, how committees have typically functioned, and how committees will need to function to be successful and sustaining for years to come.
We believe there are six areas where recordkeeping vendors have tried to monetize their relationship with retirement plans. This plan sponsor guide focuses on the fourth way of generating excess revenue –cross-selling retail financial products. For plan sponsors, it is important to understand how recordkeepers cross-sell retail financial products and what the plan sponsor’s obligation is to reduce or eliminate such cross-selling.
Forward-thinking, timely updates for retirement plan sponsors.
When it comes to conducting manager selection, it is the things unseen that are the key to having confidence in the manager's ability to outperform in the future. This short resource guide provides a look into how we conduct our investment manager due diligence.
Our Fiduciary Education for Your Retirement or Investment Committee resource walks through the importance of continued fiduciary education for current and new committee members.
Our "Best Practices for Managing a Retirement Plan Committee" plan sponsor resource walks though the most important items to address and follow in items in running and managing a retirement plan committee.
In this paper, our investment analysts delve into how Multnomah Group conducts the investment manager due diligence that underlies our actively-managed fund recommendations. We cover how we construct actively-managed investment menus and evaluate investment management teams, philosophy and process, and portfolio construction and risk controls.
Meeting minutes capture the discussion and decisions of the investment committee. Several sets of meeting minutes help weave together the story of the actions the committee has taken related to their retirement plan. Our resource walk through what plan sponsors should know about this documentation.
Our retirement plan vendor conflicts resources help you identify, monitor, and avoid any conflicts with your plan's service providers + a worksheet to assist in asking the right questions about potential conflicts.
A toolkit for plan sponsors to help understand what default investment options are available and why target date funds are the most popular.
A toolkit for plan sponsors to better understand how to conduct a successful recordkeeping RFP.
When properly drafted and followed, an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) can be a valuable tool to assist plan fiduciaries in managing and mitigating investment-related risk. Read our quick review guide to learn what material you should and should not include in your IPS.
While there is no specific format or technical language that an Investment Policy Statement (IPS) is required to include, there are some categories of content a plan sponsor might considering incorporating into a best practice IPS.
Read our resource on the five categories of materials a plan sponsor should include in their fiduciary file.
The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was signed into law in December 2019 and contains provisions that seek to expand access to lifetime income within retirement plans. Review those provisions in our fact sheet.
When anticipating a merger or acquisition, coordinating and analyzing the impact of changes in employee benefits is often the last item of consideration. This guide draws attention to the issues facing organizations when there are changes in ownership or changes in the sponsorship of an employee benefit plan.
Generally, we believe there are five areas where recordkeeping vendors have tried to monetize their relationship with retirement plans: proprietary investment management, managed accounts, IRA rollovers, cross-selling retail financial products, and annuitization. In this paper, we take a closer look at each of these five approaches.
This Guide seeks to review the current state of the retirement plan industry as it relates to standards of conduct that govern financial professionals.