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 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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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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