How Can Advisors Assist Plan Sponsors with the Selection of CITs?

Collective Investment Trusts
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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 introducing CITs for all investment options, which includes the cost structure differences between CITs and mutual funds.

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Consider How CITs Can Fit into Your Practice

Robert Barnett |
Collective Investment Trusts

Head of Retirement Distribution Rob Barnett explains why Collective Investment Trusts (CITs) are an option deserving of a fresh look from advisers for use in defined contribution (DC) and defined benefit (DB) plans in this article reprint from the June 15, 2020 edition of PLANADVISER.com. 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.

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Webinar: Nasdaq Fund Network: Creating Transparency for CITs

Robert Barnett |
Collective Investment Trusts

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.

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