Are 401k Target Date Funds Missing the Mark?

The interest in target date funds is still red hot even several months removed from the first round of hearings held by the DOL/SEC. BrightScope has done its best to provide data and research support to those interested in studying target date funds. Earlier today BrightScope CEO Mike Alfred appeared on CNBC alongside Michael Smith of Avatar Associates to discuss …

BrightScope Passes the 15,000 Plan Mark

At the beginning of the month BrightScope announced that we added Michael Falcon to our advisory board.  In that same release we announced that we had just passed the 10,000 plans mark.  Today we are excited to announce that we are about to pass 15,000 plans rated.  This robust “across provider” dataset enables us to do comprehensive benchmarking and comparisons …

An Interview with ASPPA CEO Brian Graff

Brian H. Graff is the Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer of the American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries (ASPPA). In this capacity, Graff oversees ASPPA’s operations, is a member of ASPPA’s Executive Committee, and working with ASPPA’s Board of Directors helps to set the strategic direction for the organization. During his tenure, ASPPA has grown from a budget of $1.6 …