The Evolutionary Fiduciary

October 27, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Recent changes from the Department of Labor are giving many financial professionals added responsibilities to act as ERISA-like fiduciaries. Shelby George, JD, CEBS breaks down the new rule, its three main influencers, and offers advice on how best to evolve in this new environment.

Optimizing Your Cash With a BDIA

May 20, 2016 | Fixed Income

Institutions are quickly realizing that this is not the same world it once was - and it's never been more important to develop their cash management strategies.

Exploring Fixed Income's Hidden Risk

March 21, 2016 | Fixed Income

For decades, bonds have often been viewed as safe and stable investment options. Today, the environment is changing and traditional fixed income offerings are no longer the “safe” option they were before.

Shedding Some Light on CITs

September 22, 2015 | Investment Themes

Early Collective Investment Trust Funds (CITs) were pools of securities, traded manually, and typically valued only once a quarter. Today, there is growing concern over how 401(k) plans are structured and the costs involved. Here we look at some of the myths these investment products still carry and shed some light on their benefits and how they should be used.

Demographics: An Essential Element in QDIA Due Diligence

June 22, 2015 | Retirement Plans

Given the tremendous increase in the number of defaulted participants and resulting asset growth in default investment options, it’s imperative that fiduciaries choose a QDIA solution that is appropriately aligned with the needs of their participant base.

Redefining Participant Education

June 05, 2015 | Retirement Plans

Clients are looking for financial planners who can help manage current savings and plan for the future. As health care costs consume a larger portion of participants’ retirement savings, a need for a better understanding of the available options has emerged. Our curriculum provides a turn-key solution that can be incorporated with other retirement savings education.

Disruptive Innovation

March 06, 2015 | Investment Themes

This Our View discusses the advantages and perils of disruption and how Manning & Napier perceives both in our efforts to find opportunity and manage risk.

The QDIA Decision

September 04, 2014 | Retirement Plans

The QDIA Decision, written in collaboration with Fred Reish and Bruce Ashton, will assist fiduciaries in choosing a suitable type of QDIA (Qualified Default Investment Alternative), as well as an appropriate investment strategy fit, thus fulfilling their obligation under ERISA guidelines for the prudent selection and monitoring of the QDIA.

Take Control

June 15, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Plan failure risk is the risk that plan sponsors and participants will fail to meet their retirement objectives. We believe the key to managing this risk is a coordinated benefits strategy. Prioritizing a primary objective is the first step.

Raise the Bar on Target Date Due Diligence

September 13, 2013 | Retirement Plans

Despite the rapid adoption of target date funds and the responsibilities of monitoring such funds, many fiduciaries are unclear on what their target date funds really hold. Learn more about the challenges of comprehensive target date due diligence.