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ICMA-RC's "The Whole Journey" Rolls Out for National Retirement Security Week

October 13, 2016

The annual event is a national effort championed by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) to raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement.

ICMA-RC Offers Virtual Reality RealizeRetirement® App to Public Sector Employees

September 15, 2016

ICMA-RC has introduced a mobile app that allows users to experience virtual reality and personalized animation on their smartphone, believed to be industry firsts.

36 Students Awarded ICMA-RC Memorial Scholarship

July 18, 2016

Scholarships pay tribute to fallen public sector employees

ICMA-RC Hosts Inaugural Investment Leadership Forum

June 28, 2016

Leading Investment Experts Gather to Discuss Investment Outlook and Opportunities

ICMA-RC RealizeRetirement® Tour Continues to Roll Cross County

June 20, 2016

ICMA-RC's RealizeRetirement® Tour launched in late-June, and is now well on its way across the U.S. helping public sector employees think about their future.

ICMA-RC Mobile Enhancements for Public Sector Continue

June 7, 2016

New technology from ICMA-RC allows account updates via text and plan-level customized mobile app

Rollout of ICMA-RC's TextAccess Feature

May 12, 2016

TextAccess offers participants the opportunity to text a command to ICMA-RC at 426272, and then get their account information delivered directly to their mobile phone.

ICMA-RC Announces Fund Restructuring

May 9, 2016

ICMA-RC announces the restructuring of its proprietary investment options to a collective investment trust (“CIT”)-only structure. To accomplish this, the registered Vantagepoint Funds will be liquidated and assets invested in those funds will be transferred to collective investment trust funds (“CITs”). Like registered mutual funds, CITs combine the assets of multiple investors into a single fund with a specific investment strategy. The change will occur during the fourth quarter of 2016.

ICMA-RC Summary of Final "Fiduciary Rule" Adopted by the Department of Labor

April 8, 2016

The Department of Labor adopted a regulation on April 6, 2016 that defines who is a fiduciary investment adviser and the responsibilities of entities and individuals who serve in that capacity. Broker-dealers who are currently held to a "suitable" investments standard may now be required to meet a higher fiduciary standard, which requires that recommendations be made solely in the interest of the customer.

Wayne Wicker, ICMA-RC CIO, Wins Investor Intelligence Award for Excellence in Plan Innovation

March 21, 2016

Wayne Wicker, ICMA-RC Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, was recently presented with an Investor Intelligence Award for his excellence in plan innovation.

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