At AllianceBernstein (AB), we’re working to define the future of Defined Contribution, striving to keep clients ahead with visionary research and progressive innovation in investment solutions. Leveraging four decades of designing asset-allocation strategies and managing portfolios for institutions and individuals globally, we’ve developed pre-packaged and customized strategies—including target-date solutions tailored to a plan’s demographics. Applying best practices in plan design, investments and communications, we collaborate across our firm and industry—even with competitors—to help plans of all sizes stay ahead of what’s next.
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Founded in 1986, Cohen & Steers is a leading global investment manager with a long history of innovation and a focus on real assets, including real estate, infrastructure and commodities. Headquartered in New York City, with offices in London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seattle, Cohen & Steers manages $52.3 billion1 for institutional investors and individual clients around the world.
Cohen & Steers’ strategies are designed for investors seeking a liquid and low-correlation alternative to traditional portfolios of stocks and bonds. The Firm’s investment process combines the principles of active portfolio management with deep fundamental research and a constant focus on risk. Portfolios can be customized to meet specific client needs or managed as a multi-asset class blend of real asset categories.
1 At June 30, 2014
With 110 years of history and $467 billion under management*, Columbia Threadneedle Investments is a leading global asset manager operating in 19 markets around the world. We believe that delivering strong and repeatable risk-adjusted returns is possible through an active approach that is based on creative thinking, collaboration and debate, while paired with disciplined oversight. To complement its full suite of innovative investment solutions, Columbia has developed a keen focus on the defined contribution market and offers resources to help the advisor, and ultimately their plan sponsor and participant clients, achieve their goals. To learn more about how Columbia Threadneedle Investments can help your practice, please visit us at Columbiathreadneedleus.com
With over 110 mutual funds, Franklin Templeton Investments offers a wide range of quality portfolio components for your defined contribution clients. As a leader in the retirement marketplace, Franklin Templeton manages more than $100 billion in over 1 million US retirement accounts. This-scale is a product of our long, proven record of professional management and our continuous commitment to create and manage the best investment solutions possible. Whether your clients need QDIA-eligible retirement target-date funds, specialized diversification or core funds to form the foundation of a broadly diversified portfolio, Franklin Templeton Investments is positioned to help you.
Founded in 1996, Hartford Funds is a leading provider of mutual funds. Using its human-centric investing approach, Hartford Funds creates strategies and tools designed to address the needs and wants of investors. Leveraging partnerships with MIT AgeLab and leading practice management experts, Hartford Funds delivers insight into the latest demographic trends and investor behavior.
As of October 24, 2016, the firm’s line-up includes more than 55 mutual funds in a variety of styles and asset classes, and five strategic beta ETFs. Its mutual funds (with the exception of certain fund of funds) are sub-advised by Wellington Management or Schroder Investment Management North America Inc. Hartford Funds has mutual fund assets under management of $74.9 billion as of June 30, 2016 (excluding assets used in certain annuity products).
At Invesco, all of our people and resources are dedicated to helping investors achieve their financial objectives. It’s a philosophy of investment excellence we call Intentional Investing®, and it guides the way we manage investments, provide choices and connect with our clients. In the qualified retirement plans marketplace, Invesco’s focus is on The Business of Retirement. We understand the complexities, regulatory, legislative and practice management challenges of managing retirement plan business. It is our goal to help Advisors, Consultants, RIA’s, Platform Partners and TPA’s, acquire, manage and grow their Qualified Plan Business. Learn more at Invesco.com/us or by calling 800-370-1519.
Ivy Investments® is global organization recognized for inventive, actively-managed investing strategies that help investors best meet their long-term goals. Our roots date to 1937 and, over the years, we’ve built our time-tested investment process within an authentic and demanding culture – one that values preparedness, collaboration and accountability. These values extend from our broad internal investing capability, which reaches all major asset classes, to our subadvisor partners, to the distribution team that supports advisors and our clients.
Our approach seeks consistently to deliver highly competitive, long-term results. Our motivation is the understanding that it’s not our money we are managing; it’s our investors. It’s their trust that drives us. We work hard to earn it each and every day.
John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions to build and protect wealth since 1862. Today we are one of America’s strongest and most-recognized brands. We search the world to find proven portfolio management teams with specialized expertise for every investment strategy we offer and apply a vigorous level of oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards. Our approach to investing has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs along with strong risk adjusted returns. We understand the challenges of the retirement market and provide tools and resources to help service providers and professional investors meet their clients’ goals. We were one of the first to offer multi-manager portfolios to retirement savers. Our access to institutional money managers makes us exceptionally qualified to serve as a strategic partner to our clients.
At J.P. Morgan Asset Management, we believe that by saving and investing wisely, Americans can achieve a financially sound retirement. Our mission is to be our clients’ premier partner in helping individuals achieve a successful retirement. We accomplish this by delivering outstanding products, services and insights that are designed to support smart saving and investing behaviors. Through the combination of insights and advocacy, we believe we can deliver optimal outcomes for clients. With more than $52 billion in defined contribution assets under management, J.P. Morgan Asset Management serves a wide range of plan sponsors and their advisors.
Since inventing the mutual fund in 1924, the organizational culture at MFS continues to be investment driven, client centered, and collaborative. In offering a broad range of mutual funds, separate accounts and retirement planning products, our investment philosophy centers on an integrated research process, global collaboration, and active risk management. Our dedicated Defined Contribution Investments (DCI) team is fully equipped to serve the unique needs of the DC market.
Founded in 1939, Neuberger Berman is a private, 100% independent, employee-owned investment manager. From offices in 31 cities worldwide, the firm manages a range of strategies—including equity, fixed income, quantitative and multi-asset class, private equity and hedge funds—on behalf of institutions, advisors and individual investors globally. With more than 500 investment professionals and more than 1,900 employees in total, Neuberger Berman has built a diverse team of individuals united in their commitment to delivering compelling investment results for our clients over the long term.
OppenheimerFunds offers a broad, deep range of domestic and international equity, fixed-income and alternative investment strategies, available as traditional and institutional mutual funds shares, collective trusts, and separate accounts. Our heritage in retirement plans provides us with insights that inform plan design, anticipate plan sponsor concerns, and help realize successful plan outcomes. Our seasoned retirement professionals can help you and your clients adapt to new regulations, support your efforts to build forward-thinking, diversified fund lineups, and help plan sponsors and their participants achieve their goals. Our expertise helps you focus your retirement advisory business. This makes us different. And it makes us a resource for you and your business.
Principal Global Investors is the institutional asset management arm of the Principal Financial Group®. Comprised of a network of specialized investment boutiques and teams, it manages assets on behalf of public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, central banks, insurance companies, sub-advisory arrangements, and sovereign wealth funds. The multi-boutique firm offers a single point of access to world-class investment boutiques and expertise in fixed income, equity, and real estate investments as well as currency management, asset allocation, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies. For more information please contact: 1-800-533-1390 or principalglobal.com.
Thornburg Investment Management is a privately owned global investment firm that offers a range of solutions for retail and institutional investors. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Santa Fe, New Mexico, we manage approximately $53 billion (as of September 30, 2016) across eight equity and 11 bond mutual funds, separate accounts for high-net-worth investors and institutional accounts, and five UCITS funds for non-U.S. investors. What makes us different is more than what we do; it’s how we do it: how we think, how we invest, and how we’re structured. A flexible perspective built on collaboration and cross-pollination of ideas, an unconventional approach to portfolio construction, and a reputation of integrity are important aspects of how we do business. Far from the groupthink of Wall Street, Thornburg offers a different point of view—a broader outlook on the financial landscape. Our highest priority at Thornburg is to be the best at how we do what we do. We believe this helps investors reach their long-term financial goals.
Born from a legacy of making a difference, TIAA Global Asset Management has been committed to serving the best of interests of our institutional, intermediary, and individual clients for nearly 100 years. Among the world’s largest global managers with $613 billion in assets under management (as of 6/30/14), TIAA Global Asset Management draws on deep expertise to deliver long-term performance across multiple asset classes in public and private markets: fixed income, equities, directly owned real estate, and alternatives. To learn more about how TIAA Global Asset Management can help you reach your investment goals, visit www.tiaa.org/assetmanagement
TIAA Individual & Institutional Services, LLC, and Teachers Personal Investors Services, Inc., members FINRA distribute securities products.
Wells Fargo Funds skillfully guides institutions, financial advisors, and individuals through the investment terrain to help them reach their financial objectives. Everything we do on behalf of our investors is built on the standards of integrity and service established by our parent company, Wells Fargo & Company; the expertise of our independent investment teams and rigorous ongoing investment review; and the collaborative level of superior service that is our trademark. Our team of dedicated defined contribution (DC) professionals is ready to assist advisors and plan sponsor clients of every size across a wide range of industries.