Member Investment Managers
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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.
Since 1931, Capital Group, home of American Funds, has been singularly focused on delivering superior, consistent results for long-term investors using high-conviction portfolios, rigorous research and individual accountability. We base our decisions on a long-term perspective, which we believe aligns our goals with the interests of our clients. Achieving superior, long-term returns is our only goal, so managers are rewarded for their results, not the level of assets they manage. As a private firm with an independent charter, we invest in our capabilities through all markets, both good and bad. As such, our investment professionals are among the most experienced in the industry. We serve individual investors, financial intermediaries and institutions around the world through a broad range of products and services that include American Funds, one of the largest mutual fund families in the U.S. by assets under management.
Carillon Tower Advisers is a global, multi-boutique asset management firm offering a broad array of investment options overseen by highly regarded portfolio managers as well as a Retirement Solutions team dedicated to supporting advisors, investment analysts, record-keepers and platform distribution teams in the Defined Contribution Investment Only marketplace. Our five autonomous affiliates -- ClariVest Asset Management, Cougar Global Investments, Eagle Asset Management, Reams Asset Management, and Scout Investments -- are committed to fundamental research with a focus on consistent performance, active risk management, and alpha generation. Focusing on the long term is what we do, by providing solutions designed to help plan participants reach their retirement goals and building lasting partnerships with retirement professionals..
First Eagle Investment Management is an independent firm that manages approximately $113 billion* in assets for institutional and individual clients. With a heritage that dates to 1864, First Eagle is committed to providing prudent stewardship of our clients’ assets and to earning their abiding trust. A focus on absolute returns and a dedication to mitigating downside risk remain our primary goals.
*Assets under management as of June 30, 2021.
First Eagle Investment Management is the brand name for First Eagle Investment Management, LLC and its Subsidiary investment advisers
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.
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.
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.
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
At State Street Global Advisors, we manage $3 trillion of assets for the world’s governments, institutions and financial advisors. Leveraging a heritage of index investing and four decades of defined contribution (DC) market experience, State Street’s target date strategy serves 22 million participants and manages $97 billion in assets. We apply a finer lens to fund and index selection, a diversification approach that has supported our collective investment trust (CIT) target date fund series (inception 2005) in outperforming 92% of our peers, while also experiencing lower volatility than 76% of the same peer group. Our DC Intermediary team is dedicated to the advisor marketplace, including delivering public policy perspective and practice management resources. For more information, contact DCIntermediaryTeam@ssga.com.
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.