Retirement plan vendors have begun enhancing their
product lines and amplifying their flexibility, which bodes well
for financial planners with pension plan trustee clients.
Richard M. Todd, a principle at Portfolio Solutions investment
firm, writes in Accounting Today, that "Plan vendors are
broadening their universes and ... the larger the universe, the
more choices the trustees have in designing a strong menu of
options." Unfortunately, the change might create an obstacle for
pension plan sponsors, because these vendors will be more likely
to be partial in their marketing presentations.