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Lower DC Plan Fees? Look Again at CITs

Posted by Richard Davies on Jun 28, 2016

With increasing focus on DC plan fees by regulators, plan sponsors and participants, there’s a renewed interest in a very old product format: the collective investment trust (CIT). Most of the historic barriers to using CITs in DC plans have now disappeared. So for medium and large-size DC plans, CITs may prove to be compelling, low-cost vehicles.

Are you a DC Leader?

  1. 1. What is the average size of the DC plans you manage?*

    Less than $1M
    $1M to $10M
    $10M to $20M
    $20M to $50M
  2. 2. Of your total book of business, what % of your revenue is from DC plans?*

    Less than 20%
    20% - 40%
    40% - 60%
    More than 60%
  3. 3. What is the biggest challenge you face in the DC marketplace?*

    Differentiating from competition
    New fee disclosure regulations
    Fiduciary limitations
    Helping participants prepare
    for a secure retirement
    Concern over litigation cases
    Regulatory changes

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