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Fiduciary Matters blog

Insights for institutional investors

November 20, 2015By

All quiet on the pension front at the $20 billion club

Compared to recent years, there has been relatively little pension activity at the U.S.’s largest corporations in 2015 so far.

Categories: Category: Defined benefit strategy
By November 17, 2015

New best practices are emerging for company stock in DC plans

As the role of DC plans has changed, the company stock option has become less popular, and new best practices are emerging for those who do still offer it.

Categories: Category: Defined contribution strategy
By November 6, 2015

ERISA: have we reached paralysis by regulation?

As a number of states consider programs to expand retirement coverage, most of them are taking care to avoid doing anything that might trigger ERISA.

Categories: Category: The retirement system
By October 28, 2015

The new holiday season tradition: PBGC premium increases

The latest proposals to increase – yet again – PBGC premiums are going to leave many pension plan sponsors feeling very un-holiday-like.

Categories: Category: Defined benefit strategy
By October 22, 2015

The DOL takes its thumb off the scale for ESG investments

The Department of Labor have clarified their position that investment decisions that take into account ESG considerations are acceptable under ERISA.

Categories: Category: Governance & risk
By October 20, 2015

Don’t underestimate the importance of the “fiduciary” designation

As we await the outcome of the DOL’s deliberations on its proposed fiduciary rule, this post reminds us why the fiduciary designation is such a big deal.

Categories: Category: Governance & risk
By October 12, 2015

Risk: there’s always more to say

A new Russell publication documents conversations on the subject of risk management, which together cover a wide range of topics.

Categories: Category: Governance & risk