Holly Verdeyen

Holly Verdeyen

Head of Institutional Defined Contribution


Eight ideas to help improve your DC plan

February 2021
Priority list of 8 ideas and actions to help retirement plan sponsors guide participants toward better decision making as they save for retirement.

Income is the outcome: A review of lifetime income solutions

November 2020
Exploring solutions to help DC participants convert accumulated retirement balances into lifetime income.

What will DC plans look like in 2025?

January 2020
We believe a brighter future may be in store for U.S. employees with defined contribution plans, as employers begin incorporating some of the features of the most successful pension plans.

Harmonizing your DB and DC investment approaches

July 2019
If you are a plan sponsor who has outsourced, or has considered outsourcing your organization’s DB plan, why not do the same for your DC plan?

Wellness is wellness: Successfully aligning financial and health wellness initiatives

November 2018
Financial wellness programs can be delivered through personalized, gamified actions that help knock down some of the barriers preventing people from taking that first step.

7 Attributes of an excellent defined contribution plan

September 2018
“How does our retirement plan compare to others?” Read more about what we believe all excellent DC plans share and actions you can take.

Helping keep participants on track to a successful retirement

May 2018
We’ve updated our target date fund glide path. See the summary of our updated glide path research and impact on our target date funds.

The three things Defined Contribution (DC) plan sponsors need to focus on

July 2016
Given the evolution of defined contribution plans, Russell Investments Holly Verdeyen discusses three areas that plan sponsors need to target to help participants save successfully for retirement.

Defined Contribution plan re-enrollment: A fiduciary imperative? (Updated)

March 2016
This paper looks at the role re-enrollment can play in guiding DC participants to an appropriate asset allocation, potential roadblocks, solutions, and successful implementation.