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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Webinar: Top-Performing Plan Series, PT. 1

Move beyond the charming smiles of your vendor relationship managers, the flashy website tools, and the memorized ERISA bullet point items that begin each retirement plan committee meeting. As a fiduciary, you want real confidence that you’re providing a top-performing retirement plan for your employees.

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2018 Pension Focus Conference: Speaker Preview

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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Your Retirement Plan Needs Performance Standards

As a fiduciary, what you want most is confidence that you’re providing your employees with a good retirement plan.  And, we know that a good plan is a top-performing plan.  Makes sense.  But many fiduciaries have no idea whether their retirement plan is a top-performing plan! Clearly, there’s a problem.

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Negative Interest Rates – what do they mean to you?

For all of financial history, there has been a basic premise. The premise was that if I loaned you money, you would pay me back more than I lent you. Typically, the money paid back that is above the repayment of the principle is classified as “interest”. Even in Muslim countries that do not believe in interest, there is a fee charged for the privilege of borrowing money.Continue reading