White Papers

Research and analysis from the SageView Investment Committee


The Value vs. Growth Debate and its Impact on DC Plans and Participant Behaviors

Mark Forkey and Ken Barnes discuss the differences between growth and value investing and evaluate the recent and historical performance trends. The paper also provides insight to Plan Sponsors on the utilization of growth and value investments in retirement plans and SageView’s guidance for building an investment menu.

ERISA Litigation in Defined Contribution Plans: Background, History, Current Status and Risk Management Techniques

Jon Chambers explores the factors that have fueled the growth in defined contribution plan litigation from the 1970s forward. The paper also discusses class action lawsuit trends and explains which allegations are most likely to be made in a defined contribution plan class action lawsuit today. Finally, the paper offers practical strategies that plan sponsors can employ to mitigate their litigation risk.


February 2019 - Selecting Vendors for your Defined Contribution Plan

July 2018 - Managed Accounts within Defined Contribution Plans

July 2018 - Fiduciary Evaluation of Target Date Conflicts of Interest

July 2018 - Investment Policy for Defined Contribution Plans

April 2018 - A Fiduciary's Guide to Passive Fund Selection Part II - Manager Selection

April 2018 - Utilization of ETFs in 401(k) Plan Line-ups

February 2018 - Selecting a Proper Stable Value Benchmark

August 2017 - A Fiduciary's Guide to Passive Fund Selection - Benchmark Selection

December 2017 - Considerations for Direct Charges to Participant Accounts

January 2016 - Creating Meaningful Target Date Fund Comparisons

December 2016 - Fiduciary Considerations for Investment Vehicle Selection