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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 | Retirement Plans

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 …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: Healthcare Reform Makes HSA Education Imperative

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

We are staring down a healthcare landscape set to look dramatically different under the Trump Administration than it did in Obama’s America. Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not initially pass, a revised version was voted on and passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 20 …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: A Fiduciary Approach to Menu Design

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

401(k) plan investment line-ups are an increasingly complex and vital decision for fiduciaries. Critical responsibilities include the amount of investment choices to offer as well as the types of asset classes to offer. Some fiduciaries have been sued for offering too many choices, while …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 13: Breaking Down CITs

March 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Recent notable court cases which talk about at least considering Collective Investment Trust Funds (CITs) include Ameriprise Financial and Lockheed Martin – both with settlement agreements stipulating that plan sponsors consider using CITs in the plan. CITs are often less expensive to create/ …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 10: Best Practices in a New Regulatory Environment

May 20, 2016 | Retirement Plans

A new wave of 401(k) litigation and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) impending conflict of interest regulations has the retirement industry aflutter. With so much activity in the realm of “fiduciary best practices,” it is difficult to keep track of what has changed and what has remained the same. …

Library » The Re-Emergence of Collective Investment Trust Funds

February 15, 2014 | Retirement Plans

Introduction As the retirement plan industry has evolved, so has the structure of investment vehicles used in 401(k) plans. Collective Investment Trust funds (CITs) have been available for decades (first launched in 1927) and were offered in very early 401(k) plans. However, the early versions …


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