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Marquette Associates provides carefully researched advice to guide institutional investment programs. Our research is known for its practical engagement of the most important issues institutional investors face – presented in clear, concise research publications. These research insights are the result of not just consulting experience and analysis, but also the direct industry experience of the Marquette research committee and research team.
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Bracing for Impact: How to Prepare for the Next Generation of Defined Contribution Plans As defined benefit plans continue to grapple with funding issues, defined contribution plans have emerged as the primary vehicle for retirement savings. In recent years we have seen increased adoption of features that encourage participation in such plans, such as automatic enrollment, as well as the emergence of options that better prepare participants for retirement, such as target date funds. Consideration of ESG issues— that’s environmental, social, and governance—within the participant-directed, defined contribution plan structure has also gained momentum as a way for plan sponsors to engage with their participants and mitigate risks for the investor. Plan sponsors are now tasked with the challenge of determining whether and how to best incorporate ESG considerations into the stewardship of defined contribution plans.
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1Q 2017 Market Environment Marquette Associates' quarterly market commentary
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1Q 2017 Market Briefing A briefing on our 1Q 2017 Market Environment report, covering the overall U.S. economy, fixed income, U.S./non-U.S. equity, hedge funds, private equity, real estate and infrastructure.