Defined Contribution Insights
In this video clip from the Asset TV Masterclass Best Practices for Defined Contribution Plan Design, American Funds senior retirement strategist John Doyle discusses how to measure investment success for a defined contribution plan:
John Doyle: “ … You look at the 50% or more that are investing on their own and look at their personalized rate of return. So don’t look at the investments underneath, look at the personalized rate of return of each individual. So one of the things that I think if you’re trying to measure the success from an investment point of view, is you should compare the individuals who are managing money on their own to their appropriate target date fund or QDIA, as the benchmark. And it doesn’t mean that many are investing more conservatively because they have legitimate reasons to, or more aggressively. But if you’re using it as a benchmark and trying to define, am I being successful in pushing my employees towards retirement. It gives you a different type of benchmark on the investment front than you may normally have had if you were just looking at each individual investment.”
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