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Value taking centre stage in discussions around defined-contribution investment fees

Anyone flipping through a prospectus for an employer’s defined contribution pension plan or group registered retirement savings plan will notice a recurring theme when it comes to statements on investment fees: “Better than retail!” they might as well scream. It’s a familiar refrain from both capital accumulation plan sponsors and providers trumpeting the lower rates […]

Is dynamic risk management the key to decumulation?

Many defined contribution pension plans contain a built-in contradiction. During accumulation, they offer an array of investment choices — sometimes too many. In decumulation, by contrast, the choices are very limited — perhaps to a conservative balanced fund and an annuity. Many plan sponsors don’t pay enough attention to decumulation because they’re focused on removing […]

Defined contribution plan members saw a bounce-back in equity markets in the second quarter of 2020, boosting their gross income replacement ratios from the lows of the first quarter, according to Eckler Ltd.’s latest capital accumulation plan income tracker report. A typical male DC plan member retiring at age 65 at the end of June […]

  • By: Staff
  • August 5, 2020 December 6, 2020
  • 08:38

In 2018, a 69-year-old man named Emile Ratelband in the Netherlands lost a legal fight to change his birth date to 20 years earlier, arguing that he didn’t feel as old as he was. The court case inspired a paper looking into the idea of subjective age versus biological age and how it impacts economic […]