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Whitepapers Archive  |  Market and Economic Outlook

July 2021   


The “Ideal” 401(K) Plan Design – Concepts To Increase Retirement Readiness For Participants And Decrease Fiduciary Liability

While there is no single "Ideal" 401(k) plan design that is right for every plan sponsor, this paper explores two overarching plan design themes that can be incorporated into every 401(k) plan in some way that make a particular plan sponsor's 401(k) plan "Ideal" for it and its employees. Those plan design themes are: (i) retirement readiness for employees/plan participants; and (ii) protection for the plan sponsor and plan fiduciaries from claims associated with the plan's investments. This paper will focus on plan design elements that, if properly utilized, should increase participants' financial preparedness for retirement and decrease the potential for liability on the part of the plan sponsor and plan fiduciaries with respect to the plan's investments.


Selecting the Right Technology to Scale Your Firm Sustainably

As advisory firms scale, so does their complexity. Tech stacks that may have worked in the early stages of firm growth may not be able to support teams operating at scale. That's why now more than ever, it is important for firms to accurately define their needs and requirements when selecting new technology to support their goals and vision.

In this eBook, we’ll cover some of the complex technology demands to consider and the right approach to take to build a scalable tech stack and a solid technology foundation.