DC Pensions

DC Pensions - Articles & White Papers

Articles and white papers covering defined contribution (DC) pensions plans. A number of high quality research papers, reports and surveys in this section offer insights into different aspects of DC plan design, including the selection of a target-date "glide path" to maximise an employee's chances of retiring with an adequate pension. A key issue with defined contribution pensions is employee engagement - the challenge to encourage the workforce to participate appropriately - and a number of papers cover the issues of pension participation success, retirement adequacy and the level of retirement savings. The economics of providing 401(k) plans is also considered. Other white papers and articles looks at DC pension plan investment options and the asset classes on offer - should pensions trustees and plan sponsors offer target-date funds (TDFs) or ETFs or commercial real estate or hedge funds or liquid alternatives (liquid alts)? Further research considers DC plan governance and how DC retirement plans can be measured against industry benchmarks.

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