Though many employees are aware that behaviors such as enrolling in and contributing sufficiently to their company 401(k) can help them prepare for a successful retirement, too often they fail to develop the necessary saving and investing habits. One reason for this may be an outsized influence of emotion, biases and faulty heuristics on financial planning at the expense of more rational decision making.
Interest in collective investment trusts (CITs) as plan investment options is steadily accelerating. As part of this growing attention, CIT governance practices, and the policies and procedures banks and trust companies use to govern their CIT offerings, are emerging as factors that may warrant consideration by plan fiduciaries when making plan investment option decisions.
As a plan sponsor, you have many responsibilities to ensure you are offering a competitive benefit and compliant with your fiduciary responsibilities. This includes managing administrative deadlines, understanding your plan’s investment menu, and keeping pace with the evolving regulatory environment.