IBM Corp., Stamford, Conn., may add REITs and a high-yield bond fund to its $20 billion 401(k) plan, said Jim H. Rich, chief investment strategist. IBM officials also may add investment advice this year, and are considering both online and in-person options.
The plans options are divided into three tiers: lifestyle; core; and extended choice. The REIT fund would be added to the core tier, and high yield would be part of extended choice.
The core tier includes a relatively new option, a Treasury inflation-protected securities fund managed by State Street Global Advisors.