Download White Paper Four misconceptions in the retirement community around Collective investment trusts (CITs):Myth #1: CITs lack transparency and periodic reporting. Participants want a ticker, so CITs aren’t suitable for DC plans.Reality: Today, as more advisors see the potential benefits of implementing CITs, this misconception is being debunked. Most fund managers create quarterly fact sheets for their CITs and provide a data feed to aggregators, such as Morningstar.
Download White Paper The role of an advisor or consultant when working with clients is to help in selecting and monitoring collective investment trusts (CITs). Since this arena is still an emerging environment, not all asset managers have access to CITs. By working with plan sponsors, advisors can add value by detailing the benefits of CITs for all investment options, which includes the cost structure differences between CITs and mutual funds.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a tremendous economic toll on businesses and individuals, forcing people to evaluate critical issues, including how well their retirement plan can weather this storm. Though a busy and challenging time, this is an opportune moment for plan advisers to ensure that their plan sponsors and participants have access to low-cost, flexible investment vehicles.Collective investment trusts (CITs) can help address industry-wide fee pressures.