This year's survey of defined contribution service providers was greatly expanded. New questions were directed at defined contribution record keepers and the types and size of plans they service. For the first time, the survey asked about a record keeper's experience in the emerging Taft-Hartley member-directed defined contribution plan market and asked providers to indicate what size plans they service. Also included were questions in the disposition of assets under record keeping in both proprietary and outside investment choices.
Ron Eisen, president of Investment Management Consultants Inc., Portland, Ore., assisted Pensions & Investments' editors with the design and questions.