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  1. Treasury's Iwry urges more use of behavioral research in DC plans

    trueDefined contribution plan executives should pursue a “more robust” use of consumer finance behavior research lessons to help participants raise their retirement savings rates, the Treasury Department’s J. Mark Iwry said Tuesday.

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  1. Montana University System seeks record keeper for DC plans

    trueMontana University System is seeking a record keeper for its $482 million 401(a) and $164 million 403(b) defined contribution plans.

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  2. DC default investment funds pulling back from emerging markets — Schroders

    trueDefined contribution default investment options have pulled back from emerging markets, with 48% of DC plans of FTSE 350 companies invested in the asset class compared with 55% a year ago, according to Schroders' FTSE DC report released Thursday.

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  3. U.K. to cap fees on auto-enrollment default funds at 0.75%

    trueU.K. Pensions Minister Steve Webb said the fees that defined contribution plan providers will be allowed to charge on the default fund in new auto-enrollment plans will be capped at 0.75%.

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  4. U.K. mulls 0.75% cap on retirement fund charges

    trueThe U.K. Treasury will examine the case for capping the fees that retirement funds are allowed to charge participants in an effort to prevent exploitation of a new auto-enrollment system.

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  5. Senate proposal would add auto escalation in Thrift Savings Plan

    trueNewly hired federal employees participating in the $313 billion Thrift Savings Plan would have automatic escalation of their contributions under legislation introduced in the Senate.

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  6. Needed: An objective-based approach to DC investing

    trueDespite years of industry effort at investment education and retirement plan menu design, defined contribution plan participants remain undersubscribed and disengaged.

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  7. A little help here: Advice aids DC participants’ returns

     

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  8. More 401(k) participants start, add to contributions

     

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  9. Mercer study reveals auto-enrollment issues

     

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  10. BlueSky picks AllianceBernstein as target-date fund manager

     

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  11. Dimensional unveils DC plan tool that operates on autopilot

    trueThe tool, which was designed by Nobel laureate Robert Merton, makes investment decisions for DC plan participants, and nags them to increase deferral rates.

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  12. 401(k) plan fees are on everyone's lips at P&I conference

     

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  13. Employers seek to cut deal on fee disclosures

    trueLobbyists for employers and consultants say 401(k) fee disclosure legislation could be enacted this year — if the measure's backers shift the fiduciary burden to provide fee information entirely to service providers and drop a provision that effectively would force plan sponsors to offer an index ...

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