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.
Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) are gaining traction and eligible investors are combining these assets into a single investment portfolio, or fund. These tax-exempt, pooled investment vehicles are typically sponsored and maintained by a bank or trust company acting as trustee. Often, they are used to pursue a set of stated investment objectives and strategies.In recent years, CITs have seen tremendous growth and are becoming a bigger part of the retirement puzzle.
Download White Paper The collective investment trust (CIT) is no longer the retirement industry’s best-kept secret.CITs are pooled, tax-exempt investment vehicles sponsored and administered by a bank or trust company that also acts as the trustee. CITs comingle assets from eligible investors into one private investment portfolio with a specific strategy. Currently, CITs are available for defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) plans, excluding most 403(b), 457(b) and 457(f) plans.