Background Note | HBS Case Collection | June 2007 (Revised January 2008)

The U.S. Retirement Savings Market and the Pension Protection Act of 2006

by Luis M. Viceira and Helen Tung

Abstract

Provides an overview of the evolution of the private retirement savings market in the U.S. since 1990; the management and administration of defined-contribution (DC) plans; the existing evidence about the investment and savings decisions of participants in DC plans; and the Pension Protection Act of 2006.

Keywords: Investment; Personal Finance; Saving; Government Legislation; Retirement; Business and Government Relations; Financial Services Industry; United States;

Citation:

Viceira, Luis M., and Helen Tung. "The U.S. Retirement Savings Market and the Pension Protection Act of 2006." Harvard Business School Background Note 207-130, June 2007. (Revised January 2008.)