DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS

Award-winning services for the design and management of an effective defined contribution plan.¹

Award-winning services for the design and management of an effective defined contribution plan.1

Defined contribution outsourced CIO (OCIO) solutions

Guiding your participants toward better decision-making as they save for retirement

Helping improve retirement outcomes for retirement plan participants is a crucial goal of DC plan sponsors. We're dedicated to helping you employ best practices in plan design, investments, and implementation.

Maintain control of what is important to you; delegate the rest.

Like many fiduciaries, plan sponsors may find that keeping up with defined contribution regulatory requirements, plan design changes, and oversight of investment managers, recordkeepers, trustees, and custodians are draining limited resources. Outsourcing may be the answer.

Plan sponsors may benefit from engaging us as a co-fiduciary for:

  • DC plan design
  • Investment manager search and ongoing management
  • Participant communications
  • Recordkeeper searches and oversight

Outsourcing for a DC plan can take many forms, from limited scope duties such as investment manager selection and monitoring to full plan management and administration. For more than 30 years, we have provided award-winning1 fiduciary management services to corporate retirement plans.

¹ CIO Magazine. (2021, April). "2021 Outsourced-Chief Investment Officer Survey" Available at: https://www.ai-cio.com/surveys/2021-outsourced-chief-investment-officer-survey/

Defined contribution investments

The default option is increasing in importance

Target date funds have become the most popular DC plan QDIA (qualified default investment alternative) option because they offer a sound investment strategy that helps streamline retirement savings. Target date funds aren't for everyone, however. We offer other default investment strategy options to meet the unique needs of your plan and your participants. We believe a well-built investment menu designed for several types of investors can help drive better outcomes for participants.

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Multi-manager Institutional
& Custom funds

Target Date Funds

Outcome-oriented funds built to provide access to some of the best researched money managers. We also have custom target date funds, which are specially tailored to your plan's unique needs.

Dynamic fund
management

Institutionally-priced
multi-asset funds

For diversification within multiple asset classes.

Defined contribution plan handbook

Third edition

The challenges of managing a DC plan continue to become more complex and we've updated this third edition to address this continued evolution.

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CASE STUDIES

Large DC plan implements OCIO

Public DC plan implements OCIO

DC plan incorporates ESG

Adding retirement income options to a DC plan

Case studies are problem-solving stories. We select a situation that is indicative of problems clients in this category are facing. The recommendations described do not represent a standard strategy or set of recommendations made for all advisory clients with similar issues. Each client has unique requirements, challenges, and constraints, and our advisory solutions are tailored to each client’s specific needs.

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