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U.S. Defined Contribution: Adapting to Changes in the Regulatory Environment

October 29, 2020

Perspective on regulation-driven market changes and emerging opportunities for plan sponsors, asset managers, and intermediaries.

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Senior Analyst

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Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Shawn O'Brien, CFA

Senior Analyst

As a senior analyst, Shawn is responsible for covering the retirement markets space, focusing specifically on defined contribution (DC) plans, the IRA market, and asset managers’ DCIO strategies. He contributes to The Cerulli Report and The Cerulli Edge series.

Prior to joining Cerulli Associates, Shawn worked as a Research Associate at Harvard Business School, where he co-authored case studies alongside professors focusing on investment management for individual and institutional investors, and innovations in financial technology. 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.

Full biography here.

Summary

Recent regulatory guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) related to the use of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and private equity investment products, along with the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act in December 2019, will have important implications for defined contribution (DC) product development and distribution initiatives. Join Shawn O’Brien, CFA, for Cerulli’s perspective on regulation-driven market changes and emerging opportunities for plan sponsors, asset managers, and intermediaries.

This presentation addresses:

  • Key factors driving product development and distribution efforts in the DC market

  • Potential advances in target-date fund product development

  • Fiduciary considerations for adoption of lifetime income, private equity, and ESG investment products

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