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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.
 

Considerations for Separate Account BOLI Owners

Banks have been using separate account BOLI as informal offset to employee benefits costs since the late 1990s. During the early 2000s, the separate account structure became the product of choice for many mid- and large-sized banks. The structure requires an allocation of premiums to one or more investment sub-accounts offered by the insurance carrier.

Lynn Atkinson Joins Newport Group as Chief Financial Officer

Walnut Creek, CA—September 09, 2019—Newport Group, a leading provider of retirement plan services, announced today that Lynn Atkinson has joined the organization as Chief Financial Officer, leading the company’s finance team. Ms. Atkinson will be based in the company’s Walnut Creek, California headquarters.

Quarterly Product News

Upcoming Enhancements - Newport Group is strengthening our retirement plan solutions, as we continue to place high value in our plan sponsor and advisor relationships. The following summary provides an overview of what's to come, spanning across our entire suite of products and services. 

What the CEO Needs to Know About Compensation Best Practices

The marketplace for talent continues to change. So what should the CEO be aware of? Newport Group's Compensation Consulting Team can help. 

Meet the Team

Meet the Team: Newport Group's Qualified Client Services Leadership Team

Advisor Support for Plan Committee Best Practices

As a retirement plan advisor, you can help your plan sponsor clients with their fiduciary obligations by guiding them through the establishment of a plan committee. A plan committee considers, investigates, and takes action on retirement plan matters, and is one of the most effective ways plan sponsors can meet the procedural due diligence obligations of an ERISA fiduciary. Some of the potential benefits of using a committee to manage a retirement plan include:

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Newport Group, Inc. and its affiliates provide recordkeeping, plan administration, trust and custody, consulting, fiduciary consulting, insurance and brokerage services. Fiduciary consulting services are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., an SEC-registered investment adviser and FINRA-registered broker-dealer, and Newport Group Consulting, LLC, an SEC-registered investment adviser. Newport Group Securities, Inc. and Newport Group Consulting, LLC are affiliates of Newport Group, Inc. All securities transactions are provided through Newport Group Securities, Inc., in its role as broker-dealer. All fiduciary consulting services are provided through the registered investment advisers. When offering variable insurance products, Newport Group Securities, Inc. acts solely in its capacity as a broker-dealer. Trust and custody services provided by Newport Trust Company, a New Hampshire state chartered trust company and wholly owned subsidiary of Newport Group, Inc.