Personal financial challenges like credit card debt, the cost of education, and saving for retirement have a meaningful impact on overall employee performance. This stress can lead to employee absenteeism, lost productivity, and health issues.
Defined Contribution Plans
The complexities of managing a defined contribution plan—such as a 401(k) or 403(b)—have grown dramatically over the past several decades. In addition to complying with laws and regulations, developing an investment menu, and finding and managing a recordkeeper, plan sponsors have also been tasked with creating the processes for sound plan governance, for example, making sure that plan investments are monitored, plan provider fees are periodically benchmarked, and that these fiduciary processes are well-documented. More recently, many of our clients are adding a focus on helping their employees achieve “retirement readiness” to their list of goals.
Over the past 25 years, we have developed a range of services to address the many demands placed on retirement plan sponsors, including:
- Fiduciary advisory and risk management services
- Investment advisory services
- Discretionary consulting services, including 3(38) fiduciary services
- Provider analysis and fee benchmarking
- Retirement plan participant advice
We take a holistic look at our clients’ retirement plans, incorporating aspects of plan design, investment menu selection and monitoring, participant engagement, and vendor and fiduciary process management to help them manage their plans more effectively, address their fiduciary duties, and create retirement-ready employees.