Defined Contribution Administration

Resources for organizations looking for information or support with defined contribution plan administration

  • Five surprising facts about target date funds (TDFs)

    Five surprising facts about target date funds (TDFs)

    Five surprising things we learned from studying the behavior of approximately 2.5 million target date fund investors.

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  • 2018 Universe Benchmarks Report

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  • 2017 Trends & Experience in Defined Contribution Plans Report

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  • 2017 Universe Benchmarks Report

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: Second Quarter 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: Second Quarter 2019 Observations

    Throughout the second quarter, 401(k) investors traded from equities to fixed income funds, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: June 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: June 2019 Observations

    Strong investment returns in June prompted 401(k) investors to slowly move money from equity funds to fixed income investments, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: May 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: May 2019 Observations

    A declining month on Wall Street saw increased trading activity among 401(k) investors, according to the Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™.

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  • 2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Infographic

    2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Infographic

    View highlights of Alight’s 2019 Health and Financial Wellbeing Mindset Study in this interactive infographic

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: April 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: April 2019 Observations

    April marked the 15th month in a row where net trades favoring fixed income funds over equity investments.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: First Quarter 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: First Quarter 2019 Observations

    The first quarter of 2019 quelled the impact of the decline experienced during the fourth quarter of 2018, with small and large U.S. and international equities each up more than 10% for the quarter.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: March 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: March 2019 Observations

    The Alight Solutions 401(k) Index reports March saw see-sawing stock prices for 401(k) investors, prompting them to move from equity into fixed income funds.

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  • Distributions from DC Plans

    Distributions from DC Plans

    This analysis of 10 years of DC plan distribution data shows what workers do with their balances after they leave employment. Use data from this report to benchmark your plan’s distribution activity.

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  • What do workers do with their retirement nest egg after they leave their employers?

    What do workers do with their retirement nest egg after they leave their employers?

    View data from Alight's Distributions from Defined Contribution Plans report analyzing 10 years of distribution behavior in defined contribution plans.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: February 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: February 2019 Observations

    February was a slow month for 401(k) investors, with just three days of above-normal trading activity. For most investors, February continued the positive performance trend from January.

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  • Preserving Assets in DC Plans

    Preserving Assets in DC Plans

    Data from the 2019 Hot Topics in Retirement & Financial Wellbeing report indicates that employers are focused on keeping assets in defined contribution plans.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: January 2019 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: January 2019 Observations

    According to Alight Solutions, January saw less volatility on Wall Street which led to slower trading activity among 401(k) investors.

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  • 2019 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing

    2019 Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing

    This report is based on an annual survey administered to employers in an effort to capture their intended changes to retirement and financial wellbeing plans in the year ahead.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index Full Year 2018 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index Full Year 2018 Observations

    According to Alight Solutions, the number of busy 401k trading days in 2018 was the highest in recent history, while total net assets traded reached a record low.

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  •  Alight Solutions 401(k) Index: Fourth Quarter 2018 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index: Fourth Quarter 2018 Observations

    According to Alight Solutions, 401(k) trading activity was very active during fourth quarter 2018 —a sharp contrast to what was a record slow third quarter.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index: December 2018 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index: December 2018 Observations

    According to Alight Solutions, December 401(k) trading activity was brisk, with outflows from target date and U.S. equity funds into stable value, money market, and bond funds.

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  • Building on the past, working toward the future

    Building on the past, working toward the future

    Financial wellbeing remains a hot topic in 2019. See highlights from our annual Hot Topics in Retirement and Financial Wellbeing report

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  • 2019 401(k) Annual contribution and catch-up limits

    2019 401(k) Annual contribution and catch-up limits

    Download this cheat sheet to learn the maximum contribution and catch-up limits for 401(k) plans.

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  • Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: November 2018 Observations

    Alight Solutions 401(k) Index™: November 2018 Observations

    According to Alight Solutions, November 2018 trading activity had just three days of above-normal trading activity.

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