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next issue no. 9: The future of defined contribution
Pushing limits and finding solutions
In this issue of next, we’ll explore topics making news in the DC world and potential ways to continue driving equality and protect plan committees at the same time. First, we’ll discuss the ongoing market volatility, which investments may help mitigate volatility and how to best communicate to participants in times of high stress. Next, we examine our collective roles in affecting the gender retirement savings gap, looking at the perceptions and reality that women face in the workforce. Third, in light of an increasing level of new litigation for plan fiduciaries, we examine some best practices to help ensure that fiduciaries are aware of their responsibilities and take steps to help mitigate the risk of litigation. Finally, we look at the the role of benefits in recruitment and retention, specifically in the context of the pandemic and current labor market. Talent is at a premium across the economy, and now is the time to better align benefits with what employees expect, or even demand.
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A word on risk
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