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DCIO solutions provide sponsors with investment choice

Keith McDonagh

Posted on October 31, 2017

Head of the Institutional Solutions businesses for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. (MassMutual).
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Retirement plan sponsors seek to offer a broad array of investment and stable value options within their employee defined contribution plans. Sponsors want choice among the available investments to help their employees prepare to retire.

Many financial services firms offer investments for retirement plans on a defined contribution investment-only (DCIO) basis. By definition, DCIO investments are available to the institutional marketplace on various administrative platforms. MassMutual, long known as a highly-regarded defined contribution plan recordkeeper, also has a dedicated team for the DCIO market that has delivered strong results.

MassMutual offers a compelling array of DCIO solutions in the form of the MassMutual Funds . Our mutual fund family covers all of the major investment categories including: large cap, mid cap, small cap, international, bonds, balanced, indexed and target date. Whether advisors or sponsors are looking for multiple investment funds or a specific solution for their funds lineup, MassMutual has the DCIO solutions to meet those needs.

What really differentiates MassMutual Funds in the DCIO marketplace is both performance and investment approach. The funds employ a multi-manager strategy that is well suited for financial advisors and plan sponsors who are looking for unique combinations of specialized investment expertise. MassMutual Funds are built for retirement plans, with an eye towards long-term retirement goals that can stretch out to decades.

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In addition to our fund family, MassMutual’s stable value offerings cover the spectrum of general account, separate account and synthetic structures. Stable value funds, available through employer-sponsored retirement plans as a capital preservation option, are customized to meet the needs of large individual plans, or commingled for smaller plans that may not otherwise have access to such solutions. Advisors and sponsors look to MassMutual’s stable value offerings because of our company’s financial strength, commitment and expertise.1

Our experienced team helps plan sponsors and advisors formulate solutions for any retirement plan. With our mutual fund family and a wide array of stable value products, MassMutual is a valuable consideration for any plan. Our purpose is to help advisors and sponsors meet their employees’ goals to protect their financial future and retire on their own terms.



1 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is rated A++ by A.M. Best, AA+ by Fitch Ratings, Aa3 by Moody’s Investors Service and AA+ by Standard & Poor’s. Financial ratings are as of February 1, 2020. Ratings apply to Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company and its subsidiaries, C.M. Life Insurance Company and MML Bay State Life Insurance Company. Ratings are as of February 1, 2020 and are subject to change.

The information provided is not written or intended as specific tax or legal advice. MassMutual, its employees and representatives are not authorized to give tax or legal advice. You are encouraged to seek advice from your own tax or legal counsel.