Planning for the New Retirement Reality: What happens when longer retirements meet lower returns?

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 2:01 PM EST{LOCAL_TZ}

Industry analysts believe that we may be in an era of reduced market returns – and could be for some time. If those forecast are accurate, the challenge of funding longer retirements for today’s savers just got harder.

Fortunately, there’s a lot we can do to help prepare DC plan participants for this environment.

Join experts from BlackRock and Dartmouth College for a discussion highlighting insights and new thinking around:

  • Market and demographic trends and their potential impact on today’s workforce of retirement savers
  • Investment strategies that may offer cost-effective ways to improve investment menus and target date funds
  • Plan design features and the evolution of participant communications


Nick Nefouse, CFA
Managing Director, Head of Defined Contribution Investment Strategy
Sara Shores, CFA
Managing Director, Global Head of Smart Beta
Punam Keller, PhD
Professor of Marketing, Associate Dean for Innovation and Growth
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

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  • Optimize investment menu
  • Reduce fees
  • Increase savings rates
  • Get more employees in plan
  • Move more participants to the QDIA
  • Encourage participants to remain in plan post-retirement
  • None of the above
  • Review fund manager(s)
  • Switch from off-the-shelf to custom
  • Review glidepath
  • Reduce fees
  • Evaluate whether QDIA offers sustainable retirement income
  • None of the above