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James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Small Business Retirement Plans and Recent Tax Reform

August 17, 2018 | Retirement Plans

With the passing of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December of 2017, business owners may be asking how it might impact a currently sponsored qualified retirement plan, or they may be considering adopting one for the first time. In fact, one of the new tax deductions under TCJA may result in …

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. …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge: Using HSAs and FSAs Can Lead to a Healthier Wallet

May 22, 2018 | Retirement Plans

While there is no shortage of strategies to consider, Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are two vehicles that can help individuals pay for their medical costs. With annual health care expenses coming in at more than $10,000 per person on average, understanding …

Library » Webinar: How Much Is Active Management Worth?

March 29, 2018 | Retirement Plans

  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 | 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 15: Fiduciaries: “Can someone just tell me what to do?”

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Eight of ten employers say they’re concerned about an increase in fiduciary litigation. And more than a quarter listed fiduciary liability and litigation as their top 401(k) concern. Employers’ concern is understandable. Although most employers would confidently say they have the best …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 15: 3 Ways Participants are Driving a New Era of Menu Design

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

The industry has put immense effort into introducing new participants to retirement education and help preparing resources to assist in participants’ long-term needs. While the effort on behalf of those participants can and should continue to be a large focus, there needs to be an additional …


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