401(k) Retirement Plans

For 401(k) plan sponsors seeking investment management, plan design services, data benchmarking, vendor management, and more.

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How Can We Help?

With decades of experience advising 401(k) sponsors, CAPTRUST has proven expertise and a depth of resources that work together to drive our advice and solutions.

We are committed to leading-edge investment advisory services where our clients are always top of mind.

Our institutional footprint, dedicated research team, proprietary databases, and experienced investment team provide a distinct advantage to our clients. Plus, have the market leadership to negotiate better provider services and pricing.

Our Suite of Services

3(21) & 3(38) Services

Delivery of ERISA fiduciary risk management services for defined contribution retirement plans.

Actuarial Services

Provide consultative support on all aspects of your plan’s valuation and to meet all filing, certificate, and disclosure requirements.

Asset Allocation

Diversification of an investment portfolio across a variety of investment types with different risk and return characteristics.

Fee Benchmarking

Periodic assessment of the competitiveness or appropriateness of fees charged by investment managers.

Fiduciary Training

Periodic updates on retirement plan related issues and developments and best practices for retirement plan committee members. 

Glidepath Development & Monitoring

Creation and management of an age-based asset allocation strategy for retirement plan participants that becomes more conservative over time.

Investment Menu Design

Identification and structuring of appropriate investment options to be included in a defined contribution plan.

Investment Policy Development & Review

Assistance with the creation and execution of documents governing selection of plan investments and their ongoing monitoring.

Liability-Driven Investing

Development of investment strategies designed to fund future pension plan liabilities while managing risk.

Manager Search & Selection

Identification of investment managers fitting a particular profile for inclusion in a retirement plan’s investment menu.

Nonqualified Executive Benefits

Development of supplemental retirement savings plans to recruit, reward, and retain key employees.


Discretionary portfolio management that includes asset allocation, plus ongoing investment selection and monitoring for a pension plan.

Pension Risk Transfer Consulting

Analysis and support for sponsors looking to offload pension plan risk via lump sum or annuity payments.

Performance Reporting & Monitoring

Quarterly assessment of investment manager or portfolio returns and risk relative to peer groups and indexes.

Plan Design Benchmarking

Analysis of key defined contribution plan features that drive costs, competitiveness, and employee retention.

Plan Financing & Security

Analysis and advice on the costs and benefits of investments offsetting nonqualified deferred compensation plan liabilities.

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