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James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Three Considerations For Small Business Owners When Implementing a Retirement Plan

November 17, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Business owners looking to implement a new qualified retirement plan—like a §401(k) plan or a cash balance plan—for the 2016 calendar year must have the plan document signed by 12/31/2016 for the earliest allowable effective date of 01/01/2016. Here are some important points to consider about …

Library » Narrowing In on the Right Approach

August 30, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Introduction One of the primary objectives that plan sponsors are tasked with is designing/implementing an investment menu that affords participants the greatest opportunity to achieve their retirement goals. While this seems like a relatively straightforward task, there is no one-size-fits-all …

Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Managing Director, Advisory Services

Financial Planning » Retirement Planning: Protecting your Investments against Volatility and Economic Concerns

March 22, 2016 | Planning for Retirement

For most retirees, investing can be described as a balancing act; dampen market volatility to fund ongoing expenses, but also generate enough growth to fund those expenses for a long period of time and experience volatility along the way. While putting a large portion of a portfolio in savings …

Library » Focusing on Long-Term Return Objectives in a Low Return World

January 22, 2016 | Market Commentary

Historical Backdrop Assumptions about future returns are made every day by a wide variety of investors. Defined benefit pension plans rely on return assumptions to calculate funding status and necessary contributions while individual investors use them as a guide to determine if they are …

Library » Webinar: Emerging Trends in Retirement Investment Due Diligence

June 15, 2015 | Retirement Plans

This discussion provides retirement plan advisors with industry intelligence on the recent trends in investment menu construction. In addition, it offers actionable advice on how retirement advisors can enhance their current due diligence processes with evaluation of the plan’s unique demographics …

Library » Manning & Napier’s Target Date Strategies as a Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA)

June 05, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction The provisions of the Pension Protection Act (PPA) of 2006 defined target date funds as one of three types of qualified default investment alternatives (QDIA) for use in qualified retirement plans. While the final regulations require plan fiduciaries to meet several technical and …


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