What Hat Are You Wearing?

In today’s organizations, many employees are asked to take on multiple roles and responsibilities. This is especially true when considering the management of a corporate retirement plan. To better understand what role each person plays in the management of a 401(k) (or any other corporate retirement plan), we have to understand what roles there are to play.

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Performance-Driven Method Earns National Ranking

Pension Consultants, Inc. is excited to announce that the firm has been named in Financial Advisor Magazine’s 2018 RIA (Registered Investment Advisor) ranking.  Pension Consultants ranked #88 of 275 ranked RIAs with more than $1 Billion Assets, and 707 total ranked RIAs.

PCI’s intense focus on performance-driven retirement plan management has allowed us to differentiate ourselves in an industry where true retirement plan performance, and its impact on the American worker’s ability to retire successfully and securely, are often obscured.

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Are Your Employees Retirement Ready?

As a fiduciary, you want confidence that you’re providing your employees with a good retirement plan.  And, we know that a good plan is a top performing plan wherein 1) the investments outperform, 2) the plan fees are low, and 3) the employees are better prepared for retirement.

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The Top Five Reasons to Attend Pension Focus Conference 2018

 

Pension Focus 2018 is just around the corner, but there’s still time for you to register! Pension Consultants, Inc. is proud to sponsor Pension Focus each year because of the outstanding education conference speakers provide to fiduciaries and plan sponsors and the opportunity for hands-on performance-focused learning.

Want to know why we think YOU should attend? Check out our top 5 countdown:

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Do Your Plan Fees Outperform?

 

The increased number of 401(k) lawsuits over the past several years has shaken fiduciary confidence.  Most of the litigation involves claims of excessive plan fees.  However, a fiduciary can keep their confidence steady by ensuring they’re providing a top-performing plan. As a reminder, a top-performing plan is one where:

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Does Your Investment Lineup Outperform?

John Wooden once said “Don’t mistake activity with achievement.”  Sadly, in the retirement plan industry, activity-based metrics have been the norm for measuring a plan’s success.  Don’t be fooled, activity-based metrics don’t equal plan performance achievement.  The actual performance of the plan is critical to having confidence you’re providing a good plan for your employees.  Confidence can be attained by knowing you have a top-performing plan.

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2018 Pension Focus Conference: Speaker Preview

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The 2018 Pension Focus Conference, sponsored by Pension Consultants, Inc., is a don’t miss event featuring expert speakers on the topic of retirement plan performance. Designed specifically to educate retirement plan sponsors and fiduciaries working with corporate sponsored retirement plans on how to deliver a top-performing plan, Pension Focus has been equipping attendees for more than 20 years.

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Pension Consultants, Inc. Recently Named a 2017 NAPA Top DC Advisor Firm

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(Springfield, MO, January 22, 2018) – Pension Consultants, Inc. (“PCI”), a leader in providing top performing retirement plans, was recently named on National Association of Plan Advisors’ (NAPA) first-ever Top Defined Contribution (“DC”) Advisor Firms over $100 Million List. NAPA’s Top DC Advisors is a compilation of the leading 275 individual advisor firms and advisor teams, ranked by DC assets under advisement. The list was published in the Winter Issue of NAPA Net, the Magazine. Continue reading

You’re a Plan Fiduciary – Now What?

As a plan fiduciary, you are charged with overseeing plan management with the goal of providing a good plan for your employees.

Plan management includes selecting and monitoring plan investments, selecting and monitoring plan service providers, assisting employees in preparing for a successful retirement, and the administration of the plan.Each area of plan management will require fiduciaries to use discretion that may impact the participants in the plan and their beneficiaries.

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IRS Releases Retirement Plan Limitations for 2018 Plan Year

2017 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA) LimitsOn October 19, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service announced the 2018 Cost-of-Living Adjustments (COLA)1 to the retirement plan limits.

Below is a chart outlining the COLA limits that become effective January 1, 2018, along with the two prior tax years’ limits:

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