The U.S. retirement system has undergone a sea change over the last 40 years. Workers today are empowered to make their own decisions through defined contribution (DC) plans, while defined benefit plans are largely a thing of the past. Traditional pension plans have allowed participants to more easily access long-term growth areas like real estate, infrastructure and small business, providing greater diversification and overall investment returns. Our distinguished experts will discuss new opportunities and obstacles to including alternative asset, classes private equity, private real estate, public and private credit, and other real assets in defined contribution plans. We’ll discuss the benefits of target date funds versus brokerage windows, the June 3, 2020 Department of Labor Information Letter for private equity and its implications for other alternative products, the recent Intel court decision and its impact on litigation risk, new data and research supporting the use of alternative investments in DC plans, and the SECURE Act of 2019.
Time: 2:00 PM EST