Defined Contribution

A suite of programs, insights and tools designed to address retirement specialists’ most pressing challenges.

Brave Conversations on Defined Contribution

Our defined contribution suite of programs, insights and tools is designed to address retirement specialists’ most pressing challenges — designing plans, optimizing administration, directing investments and engaging participants. We’re committed to providing you with the tools you need to help participants achieve the targeted outcomes they deserve.

 

Designing Plans

DESIGNING PLANS

QDIA Implementation
Re-enrollment
Auto enrollment
Auto escalation

 

Optimizing Plan Administration

OPTIMIZING PLAN ADMINISTRATION

Optimized features
QDIA selection, evaluation and monitoring
Fee transparency

 

Directing Investments

DIRECTING INVESTMENTS

QDIAs
Capital preservation
Core menu
Equities
Fixed income

 

Engaging Participants

ENGAGING PARTICIPANTS

QDIA implementation
Behavioural-changing communications

 

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BNY Mellon Retirement’s latest insights, programs and tools designed to help advisors and plan sponsors address today’s top DC plan challenges.

 

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MARKETS & ECONOMY

February 2017

Investment Thoughts From The Real Return Team

The year 2016 proved to be yet another roller-coaster ride in financial markets, with investors starting the year in a panic and appearing to end it in euphoria.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

January 2017

Buyback or Pay-Out?

Here, John Bailer, U.S. equity income manager at The Boston Company, explores U.S. dividend trends and looks at what income investors might...

FIXED INCOME

December 2016

Focus On: Developed Markets Fixed Income

Ongoing central bank interventions, increased political risk and the potential for rising defaults all look set to be key themes for 2017.

MARKETS & ECONOMY

December 2016

Juicy Yields Without The Squeeze

Everybody loves a juicy dividend, and why not? Consider that the risk-free rate on 10-Year Treasurys shockingly dipped below 1.4% in July...

ALTERNATIVES

December 2016

Global Real Return: Positioned For Surprises

A host of factors — demographic trends, technological disruption and the direction of the Chinese economy — have a deflationary effect and could...

DESIGNING PLANS

Winter 2016

Metamorphosis: Creating the DC Plan of The Future

As defined benefit (DB) plans continue to be frozen or terminated, a greater number of American workers will rely on defined contribution (DC) plans to...

Winter 2016

The Collective Movement: The Rising Popularity of CITs

A long-time popular choice of defined benefit (DB) plans, CITs have increasingly become a choice of defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors in recent years.

DIRECTING INVESTMENTS
EXECUTIVE INSIGHTS

Winter 2016

Engaging A Generation Lost: Q&A With Vince Pacilio

Executive Vice President and Global Head, Insurance Client Segment at BNY Mellon

OPTIMIZING ADMINISTRATION

Winter 2016

Fortified Decision Making: Structure Your Meetings For Success

DC plan committees face increasing scrutiny on the myriad of decisions they make for their respective plans.

Winter 2016

Navigating The Next Stage: Start The Conversation Now

With the youngest Baby Boomers in their 50s, plan sponsors are increasing their focus and actions related to an aging workforce.

ENGAGING PARTICIPANTS

Summer 2016

Taking on Longevity

How plan sponsors can help participants save for longer lives — and extended retirements.

DESIGNING PLANS
DIRECTING INVESTMENTS

Summer 2016

Time to Get Personal

Customize your plan menu with managed accounts.

OPTIMIZING ADMINISTRATION

Summer 2016

Retirees at Risk

Five key challenges retirees face and the impact on their retirement benefits.

Winter 2015

Benchmarking DC Plans for Success

Determining the reasonableness of plan fees in relation to services and value received.

DESIGNING PLANS
ENGAGING PARTICIPANTS

Summer 2016

Nudging Participants Toward Retirement Success

Promoting positive actions in the digital age.

ENGAGING PARTICIPANTS

Winter 2015

Reversing Inertia

How re-enrollment boosts positive investment behaviors and participant outcomes - automatically.

DIRECTING INVESTMENTS

Winter 2015

A Wider World

The case for active international equity funds in participant portfolios.

Summer 2015

Financial wellness

The future of in-plan participant education.

ENGAGING PARTICIPANTS

Summer 2015

The future of smart plan design

Five Strategies to Optimize any DC Plan.

DESIGNING PLANS
DIRECTING INVESTMENTS

Summer 2015

The Many Faces of Risk

It’s time to reframe the DC plan's fixed income lineup.

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