Defined contribution outsourcing

DC plans are becoming more crucial to the retirement welfare of workers. But with all the demands you and your staff face, your company may lack the time and resources to confidently keep up with investment oversight and changing regulatory requirements.

Maintain control of what is important to you—delegate the rest

Outsourcing your DC plan allows you to retain control of strategic decisions about plan design, qualified default investment alternatives (QDIAs), asset class choices and active/passive styles.

But ERISA allows you to delegate functions such as investment manager selection, monitoring, and replacement ,and recordkeeper management and oversight.

Delegating some responsibilities to an independent third-party fiduciary like Russell Investments, can potentially save you time so you can focus on what you do best and reduce your risk of fiduciary liability.

How can Russell Investments help you improve your DC plan participants outcomes?

For more than 30 years Russell Investments has provided fiduciary management services to corporate retirement plans.

You can trust us to:

  • Help you select and monitor investments suited to your participant demographics
  • Demand the best in recordkeeping vendors, finding the right service model and ensuring fees are reasonable
  • Help you effectively educate and communicate with your participants 
As the largest investment outsourcing provider in the U.S.¹ and voted among the top firms for best manager due diligence practices in 2014² we can help you simplify your day-to-day management of your DC plan by providing you an added layer of fiduciary support. That way, you can focus on your core business.

¹For the fifth year in a row, Russell was ranked as the largest manager of worldwide institutional outsourced assets out of 79 firms in the Pensions & Investments’ survey issued in July 2015.

²In 2014, for a sixth year in a row, Russell was voted among the top two for having the best manager due diligence practices by respondents in a 2014 FundFire survey of nearly 100 consultant relations professionals. Russell was rated as having the most rigorous due diligence process for evaluating a product’s suitability in a client portfolio. In five of those years, we were ranked #1. FundFire discontinued their survey in 2015.

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