Topic: Fiduciary Consulting Services

Add Value by Helping Plan Sponsors Develop a Fiduciary Calendar

Advisors can add value to their retirement plan support services by helping plan sponsors develop a strategy for satisfying their fiduciary duties under ERISA. Here's how to educate your plan sponsor clients about the importance of setting a schedule to complete fiduciary tasks, create a list of topics to address, and whom to invite to their meetings. 

Newport Investment Management Due Diligence Process

Newport believes that investment managers should be selected and monitored using a well-defined process. Our dedicated team of research analysts combines quantitative analysis and qualitative research to help identify investment managers we believe will provide superior long-term results.

Stable Value Primer

Stable value strategies are investment options that primarily seek to preserve capital and whose return is based on a pre-determined crediting rate. We have developed this primer to expand the dialogue and provide new investment committee members with a strong foundation from which to select and monitor stable value strategies.

Introducing Our Managed Account Service

Our Managed Account service—an optional online investment service for retirement plan participants—is an easy-to-use, online investment and savings service designed to help participants meet their retirement needs. It helps them set a retirement goal and puts a plan in place to help them reach it. Read all about it here.

Determining Whether or Not You Need a Plan Committee

Managing a company retirement plan by committee is not required by the IRS or the Department of Labor. But many plan sponsors find that setting up a plan committee is the best way to manage their fiduciary responsibilities and maintain compliance with the rules governing retirement plans. 

Monitoring Managed Accounts: A Fiduciary Duty
 

In our previous newsletters, we discussed the growing demand for managed account services and previewed the product that Newport Group will soon be launching.  As a quick review, a managed account service identifies an investor's risk profile, assigns a portfolio that is suitable to the investor and monitors the portfolio over time, adjusting risk as needed.

A Prudent Approach to Evaluating Target Date Funds

Target date funds provide unique challenges for evaluating and monitoring to meet the standards of ERISA. Learn about the extensive protocol designed by Newport Group.
 

Hiring an Independent Fiduciary for a 401(k) Plan Company Stock Fund

Common Questions from Plan Sponsors and Plan Committees

Advisor Best Practices: Providing Fiduciary Education to Plan Sponsors

Many employers rely on a financial professionals to help select and monitor investment options for the retirement plan they offer to their employees. But being an advisor allows you to offer more than investment expertise and benchmarking support. You can also provide valuable assistance to your plan sponsor clients by educating them about their fiduciary responsibilities.
 

Coming in 2019: A Sneak Peek at Newport Group's Managed Account Portfolio Service

Newport Group has been developing a managed account service, called MAPS, that we plan to launch in 2019. Read on for an exclusive sneak peek at this exciting new product.

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