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  • 2020 DC Pulse Survey
    RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

    2020 DC Pulse Survey

    May 14, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Our annual survey explores how participants remained confident and more committed to retirement savings during COVID-19.
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  • Four charts to help set the course
    RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

    Four charts to help set the course

    Apr 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors are already reviewing their plans and thinking about the challenges and opportunities that may come next.
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  • A guide to DC loans during turmoil
    RETIREMENT INSIGHTS

    A guide to DC loans during turmoil

    Mar 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What to tell participants about borrowing from their DC plans during market volatility.
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  • Reenrollment: Get a bigger impact from your best thinking

    Jul 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors put a great deal of effort into helping participants save and build retirement security. But are they are reaching everybody?
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  • Participants comfortable with investing, risk, tech, per survey

    Jul 7, 2020 | By BlackRock
    According to our BlackRock survey, participants are more comfortable with investing and tech, and more realistic about retirement than most investors.
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  • Resilience check-up: How did your plan hold up?

    Jun 9, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A post-volatility checklist for the QDIA, plan design and participant communications.
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  • Global vision, local benefits: A framework for multi-national companies

    Jun 3, 2020 | By BlackRock
    A growing number of multi-national companies are embracing a globally-coordinated approach to managing their retirement plans. Learn more about our framework.
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  • Participants show surprising confidence despite COVID-19

    May 14, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The 2020 Defined Contribution Pulse Survey explores how participants remained confident and more committed to retirement savings during COVID-19.
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  • Creating the new retirement

    May 4, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Defined contribution plans need to evolve faster. We believe new solutions will be found in the competition of ideas in the retirement industry market place.
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  • Four charts to help set the course

    Apr 30, 2020 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors are already reviewing their plans and thinking about the challenges and opportunities that may come next. Here are four charts to learn from.
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  • Driving well-being through retirement preparedness

    Apr 22, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The 2019 Defined Contribution Pulse Survey explores how plan sponsors can help drive well-being through retirement preparedness. Find out more here.
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  • ERISA attorney warns: Take care with the CARES Act

    Apr 16, 2020 | By BlackRock
    ERISA attorney Marcia Wagner say topline summaries of the Act are useful, but may lead to potentially damaging mistaken assumptions.
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  • What to tell participants about tapping into their retirement savings

    Mar 23, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What to tell participants about borrowing from their DC plans during market volatility.
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  • Market volatility: 3 actions for plan sponsors

    Mar 12, 2020 | By BlackRock
    What plan sponsors can do to help participants combat fear and stay invested during market volatility.
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  • Securities lending: What’s in it for participants?

    Mar 4, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The evolution of securities lending helps make the case to reexamine the potential benefits and risks for your plan. Learn about lending funds in DC.
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  • 3 myths about sustainability and DC

    Feb 20, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The time is now to protect the future that participants are saving for through sustainable investing. Learn more about sustainable investing in retirement.
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  • Taking advantage of the SECURE Act

    Jan 28, 2020 | By BlackRock
    The SECURE Act contains key provisions that plan sponsors and providers can take advantage of to help participants better establish retirement security.
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  • Will the SECURE Act live up to its name?

    Jan 13, 2020 | By BlackRock
    We believe new solutions will be found in the competition of ideas in the retirement industry market place.
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  • How NOVA Financial & Investment Corp. boosted participation by 87%

    Jan 2, 2020 | By BlackRock
    In this case study, we look at how a small, Tuscon-based financial group altered their plan design strategy to yield better results for employees.
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  • How American Airlines combined two mega DC plans

    Dec 18, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Learn why American Airlines chose BlackRock to help streamline multiple defined contribution (DC) plans as a result of the U.S. Airways merger.
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  • Are retirees spending their savings effectively?

    Dec 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Retiring participants may need more help transitioning into a decumulation mindset. Find out why.
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  • Do international bonds improve target date funds?

    Dec 5, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Adding international bonds to target date funds in an attempt to help improve diversification is debatable. Learn why we caution against this tactic.
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  • Building effective participant communications

    Dec 3, 2019 | By BlackRock
    When executed strategically, plan communications can serve as the third leg of the workplace savings plan stool by addressing gaps that plan design may not reach and reinforcing the goals of the diversified investment menu. Here’s how you can tap into the full potential that communications hold.
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  • Human capital and target date funds

    Dec 3, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Human capital data should drive a target date fund's glidepath. Learn why this is crucial to having an effective workplace savings plan for participants.
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  • Emergency Savings = Better Retirement?

    Nov 15, 2019 | By BlackRock
    A financial emergency can undermine retirement savings. Helping participants to be more financially secure today can translate into more long-term savings.
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  • Best Intentions: The unintended consequences of plan design

    Nov 15, 2019 | By BlackRock
    The most carefully considered plan design decisions may have unexpected results and even successful implementations reveal the limits of baseline assumptions.
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  • Income reimagined: expanding DC from saving to spending

    Oct 14, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Embedding retirement income in default investment options may help overcome participants' behavioral biases against adopting sustainable income solutions.
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  • Target date funds and the new active management

    Oct 4, 2019 | By Philip Green
    LifePath Dynamic manager Phil Green discusses “the new active’ and its potential role in enhancing target date fund returns. Understand how.
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  • 9 misconceptions about company stock

    Sep 12, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Explore nine common misconceptions about company stock and what actions plan sponsors can take to help mitigate their risk.
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  • Retirement spending for the next generation: LifePath® Spending Tool

    Sep 9, 2019 | By BlackRock
    The LifePath® Spending Tool offers estimated spending for retirees over a lifetime based on a number of factors, including current age and savings.
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  • To spend or not to spend?

    Sep 9, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Insight into how retirees think about spending and investing in retirement to better understand the motivations and biases driving asset spending numbers.
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  • How should target date funds hedge inflation?

    Mar 8, 2019 | By BlackRock
    New BlackRock research into human capital offers new insight into how and when target date funds need to manage inflation. Learn about these strategies here.
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  • The Agg and target date funds: still the choice?

    Mar 7, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors are asking: does the Bloomberg Barclays U.S. Aggregate Index still deliver return and diversification for target date fund investors?
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  • Should DC plans give money market funds another look?

    Feb 1, 2019 | By BlackRock
    Rising rates have drawn assets back into prime money market strategies. Can collective funds help DC plans capture money market exposure?
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  • Retirement saving: Save more or take more risk?

    Jan 7, 2019 | By BlackRock
    New target date fund research explores how strategic plan design can positively impact retirement outcomes. Learn more about retiring participants.
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  • Decumulation in defined contribution: The second act

    Dec 18, 2018 | By BlackRock
    The tipping point has arrived. More assets are leaving 401(k) plans than are entering. See what this trend means for your plan.
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  • 4 ways to prepare your core menu for change

    Nov 6, 2017 | By Anne Ackerley
    Anne Ackerley discusses how plans can incorporate their best thinking on diversification, growth and income to reset core menus.
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  • Fixed income: How active do you want to go?

    Sep 15, 2017 | By BlackRock
    Many plan sponsors are exploring active management to help manage risk and find return in bond funds. See whether it makes sense for your plan.
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  • How the target date fund can help maximize plan design

    Jul 7, 2017 | By BlackRock
    Plan sponsors have two powerful tools that can help participants improve their retirement savings. Learn about the plan design and target date fund options.
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  • Finding alpha in today’s fixed income market

    May 24, 2017 | By BlackRock
    An interview with our head of U.S. Multi-Sector Fixed Income on how active management can play a role in core menu bond funds.
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