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Sharpen your DC view

Get easier access to valuable resources with our quarterly roundup of the latest thinking in defined contribution.

Third quarter DC Optics Insights

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Uncover and exceed sponsor expectations

We surveyed sponsors to find out what differentiates elite advisors. The secret? Align your actions to their needs.

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Insights: 2015 participant study

Increase engagement of workers over 40 by understanding their attitudes.

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Dive into DC trends

Stay on top of the latest plan trends, regulatory issues, fund flows and more.

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Want a great retirement?

Christian Chan plots the long-term value of above-average plan contributions.

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Plan construction pillars

Use simple steps to help sponsors choose the right fixed-income foundation.

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Archived DC Optics Insights

Millennials and their money

Only 49% save for retirement. Read our research paper to learn why and how to reach them.

The Science of Satisfaction

What do surveyed plan sponsors value most from you? Communication. Use our program to learn more, get tools, and apply best practices.

Next-gen target date funds

The average target date fund failed to replace 80% of preretirement income nearly half the time. This article highlights a dynamic new approach.

Outlook 2016

Our strategists looked ahead to what the year might bring for stock and bond markets. This commentary advises investors to go global and ride out bumps.

Sponsor satisfaction: Qualities sponsors value

Elite retirement advisors ensure that what they’re doing matches sponsor expectations. Unlock the secrets to their success.

Participant trends uncovered

Older investors taking too much risk? Start conversations with plan sponsors.

Simplify the retirement equation

Target date portfolio managers Christian Chan and Kandarp Acharya urge participants to up their contributions early in their savings timeline.

A style-pure core bond fund

Core-plus funds may harbor unexpected risks for participants. Anchor plan lineups with a true core bond fund.

This quarter’s fund picks

Bolster any plan lineup with these recommended funds.

Find your regional DCIO specialist

Defined contribution sales representative territory map

Market outlook

Get the latest insight on trends in the global economy and domestic markets.

Jim Paulsen’s perspective

Wells Capital Management's chief investment strategist shares his insights on market movements.

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