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U.S. Retirement

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  • 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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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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Q1 2024 — The Retirement Plan Options Issue

Featuring:

  • IBM and the Re-emergence of Corporate Defined Benefit Plans
  • Tailoring Retirement Solutions and the Growing Importance of Personalization
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Q4 2023 — The Retirement Plan Rollover Issue

Featuring:

  • Regulation Affecting Advisor-Intermediated Rollovers from Defined Contribution Plans
  • Approaches to Rollovers and Old 401(k) Accounts
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Q3 2023 — The 401(k) Participants Issue

Featuring:

  • Supply and Demand for In-Plan Financial Advice Across Generations
  • Generational Differences in 401(k) Investment Solutions
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Q2 2023 — The Participant Engagement and Retirement Readiness Issue

Featuring:

  • Workplace Financial Wellness, Then and Now
  • Longer Retirements— Is There Enough Money to Go Around?
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Q1 2023 — The SECURE 2.0 Legislation Issue

Featuring:

  • SECURE 2.0: Closing Retirement Plan Coverage and Savings Gaps
  • SECURE 2.0 Improves Tax Diversification and Distribution Flexibility for DC Plan Participants
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Q4 2022 — The Plan Sponsor Trends Issue

Featuring:

  • Are State-Sponsored Retirement Savings Plans Delivering on their Promised Benefits?
  • The State of ERISA Litigation

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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.

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Director

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Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Director

Shawn oversees the Retirement practice at Cerulli Associates. In this role, Shawn oversees and mentors a team of analysts responsible for publishing research on the trends in defined contribution (DC) and IRA markets. Additionally, Shawn provides strategic oversight to Cerulli’s consulting projects focused on opportunities in the retirement space. Shawn frequently speaks at industry summits and conferences. Shawn is also responsible for overseeing the firm’s Data Analytics team.

Prior to joining Cerulli Associates, Shawn was a researcher at Harvard Business School where he co-authored case studies alongside professors Adi Sunderam and Luis M. Viceira focused on investment management for individual and institutional investors. Shawn started his career in investment operations at SSgA where he covered the firm’s equity collective investment trusts and institutional separate accounts.

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Idin Eftekhari

Idin Eftekhari

Senior Analyst

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Idin Eftekhari

Idin Eftekhari

Senior Analyst

Idin is a member of Cerulli’s Retirement research practice, which specializes in the defined contribution (DC) and individual retirement account (IRA) markets.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Idin was a senior member of the Portfolio Evaluation Group at Fisher Investments, where he was responsible for providing asset allocation and benchmark recommendations for high-net-worth clients in the US, Canada and the UK. During his 15+ year tenure at Fisher Investments, Idin served in multiple roles supporting the firm’s Private Client Group and Institutional Group.

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Elizabeth Chiffer

Elizabeth Chiffer

Analyst

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Elizabeth Chiffer

Elizabeth Chiffer

Analyst

As an analyst on the Retirement team, Elizabeth supports research on defined contribution and individual account markets and provides quantitative support to the annual reports and Cerulli Edge series.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Elizabeth was a research assistant at the Boston University School of Hospitality Administration, where she worked on papers pertaining to hospitality finance and technology.

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Mackenzey Santorella

Mackenzey Santorella

Associate Analyst

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Mackenzey Santorella

Mackenzey Santorella

Associate Analyst

As an associate analyst on the Retirement team, Mackenzey supports research on defined contribution and individual account markets and provides quantitative support to the annual reports and Cerulli Edge series.

Prior to joining Cerulli, Mackenzey interned at Hologic, Inc., and Wheel It Forward. She graduated summa cum laude from Fairfield University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Analytics and minors in Applied Statistics and Marketing.

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