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James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Financial Planning » 2020 Qualified Plan Limits

November 20, 2019 | Financial Planning

Well… it’s that time of year again. Red and gold leaves drift by the window. The pitter-patter of little goblin feet trails off into the chilling night. The gales of November seem too early. And, the IRS announces the qualified plan limits for the next year. The full text of IRS Notice 2019-59 …

Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Director of Family Wealth Management

Financial Planning » 2019 Contribution Limits: What You Need to Know

February 26, 2019 | Tax Planning

As many people are planning for their 2019 tax strategy, the IRS has released details about how much can be saved in tax-deferred accounts this year. I’m happy to report that contributions to most types of retirement accounts will be increasing – changes over recent years have been fairly modest. …

Tom Lesko

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Financial Planning » Ready, Set, Go! Financial Resolutions for 2019

January 28, 2019 | Financial Planning

It’s a new year and there’s no better time to think about resolutions to get on track to meet your financial goals for 2019 and beyond. So let’s jump in with these six financial resolutions: Understand your net worth. To help get your financial situation in order, understand your net worth …

Library » Avoiding the Bull Market Glide Trap: Is Your Plan’s Target Date Solution Taking Too Much Risk?

May 23, 2018 | Retirement Plans

It’s been over a decade since the Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on Qualified Default Investment Alternatives (QDIAs). Target date funds (TDFs) quickly became the favored QDIA choice for their ease of use and ability to help address well established participant behavioral challenges. …

Library » Webinar: How Much Is Active Management Worth?

March 29, 2018 | Active Management

  Documenting the reasonableness of 401(k) investment options has never been so difficult or so important. Today’s unique market environment, participant risk tolerance, and risk capacity creates new fiduciary risk. in this webinar, we discuss prudent approaches to evaluating …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 16: Are you falling in the “average participant” trap?

January 31, 2018 | Retirement Plans

Behavioral finance helped retirement experts understand that everyone, including participants, sometimes behave irrationally. Investment practices is one of the best examples. Most people fear loss more than they delight in gain—and as a result, they invest too conservatively even though they …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 16: Three Reasons Plan Sponsors are Considering CITs – or Should Be

January 31, 2018 | Retirement Plans

In a recent survey of retirement plan sponsors and advisors, Manning & Napier found 60% of employers would consider offering a Collective Investment Trust (CIT) or other alternative investment vehicle to a mutual fund if it has the same objective, but lower fees in order to reduce their …

Spotlights » Menu Design Matters

December 11, 2017 | Fiduciary

With additional fiduciary scrutiny and an increase in litigation, it's more important than ever to offer a retirement plan menu that meets the needs of all participants. To be confident in their plan decisions, we believe plan sponsors should design their investment menu based on participant …


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