Cerulli Edge

U.S. Retirement

Connect with Trends in U.S. Retirement

  • Access product, marketing, distribution, sales, platform, and regulatory trends in the U.S. retirement marketplace
  • Explore key trends affecting the U.S. retirement market, including the following segments: IRAs, corporate and NFP/governmental DC plans, and corporate and public DB plans
  • Gain qualitative insight and analyze proprietary data garnered from a variety of sources

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Drew O'Hearn, CFP

Drew O'Hearn, CFP

Director, Account Management

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Stay on top of the latest product, marketing, distribution, sales, platform, and regulatory trends in the U.S. retirement marketplace. Focused on the public and private defined benefit and defined contribution markets, IRAs, and rollovers, each Edge issue addresses topics critical to firms—asset managers, distributors, plan providers, and third-party vendors—competing for retirement dollars.

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Q3 2021 — Participant Focus Issue

Featuring:

  • Safeguarding Participant Data
  • Growing Opportunities for Nonretirement Accounts
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Q2 2021 — Small Retirement Plans Issue

Featuring:

  • Assessing the Competitive Landscape in the Micro 401(k) Market
  • New Options Aim to Expand the Small Retirement Plan Market
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Q1 2021 — Professionally Managed Solutions Issue

Featuring:

  • Key Developments in Defined Contribution Managed Account Programs
  • Target-Date Market Sees Increased Intermediation from Consultants and Advisors
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Q4 2020 — 2021 Trends Issue

Featuring:

  • Pooled Employer Plans—the Next Big Thing?
  • Advantageous Timing for Roth IRA Market Growth
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Q3 2020 — Health Savings Account and Retirement Plan Litigation Issue

Featuring:

  • Health Savings Accounts: The Lesser-Known Retirement Savings Vehicle
  • Litigation in Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
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Q2 2020 — COVID-19 Issue

Featuring:

  • Retirement Providers’ Response to a Health and Economic Crisis
  • Participant Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The Cerulli Edge is the best way to stay up to speed on what’s happening across the global asset and wealth management industries.

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Drew O'Hearn, CFP

Drew O'Hearn, CFP

Director, Account Management

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Through granular data analysis and interviews with industry executives, they define retirement industry trends, test market assumptions, and deliver novel insights. Gain the clarity you need to chart your strategic course with our retirement experts.

Anna Fang

Anna Fang

Senior Analyst

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Anna Fang

Anna Fang

Senior Analyst

Anna specializes in U.S. retirement market trends with a focus on defined contribution (DC) plans and individual retirement accounts (IRAs), including coverage of 401(k) plan sponsors and plan participants. She is a member of the Retirement practice, where she leads development of Cerulli’s Retirement Lodestar, a web-based interactive business development platform; and quantitative models to forecast market growth. She also contributes to The Cerulli Edge series and provides qualitative and quantitative analysis to support strategic consulting engagements.

Prior to joining Cerulli Associates, Anna was at Wellesley Investment Advisors. In her role, she complied and organized client reports and marketing materials for financial advisors.

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Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Senior Analyst

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Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Senior Analyst

Shawn leads the U.S. Retirement research practice, which focuses on the defined contribution (DC) and individual retirement account (IRA) markets. He also leads and supports strategic consulting projects for asset managers on their DC-related market entry and product distribution strategies.

Prior to joining Cerulli Associates, Shawn worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, where he co-authored case studies on investment management for professional and personal investors and managing and innovating in financial services. Prior to that, he worked in the Currency Management group at State Street Global Markets, employing currency overlay strategies for large asset managers and asset owners.

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