Family Business Succession Planning

The Investment Questions


It may be helpful to consult an investment or financial advisor when exploring investment options.

The vendor you pick should have solid performing investment options. The options should be diverse and low cost. The following factors should be discussed prior to choosing your fund line up: turnover, yield, expenses, style, risk, return, manager tenure and history, alpha, and performance versus peer group. It may be helpful to ask:

  1. What information will be received about the investments?
  2. How do you plan to educate the employees as well as the plan sponsor about the options?
  3. What asset class options are available?
  4. Do you use passive or active fund management?
  5. Do you offer Lifestyle or Target Date funds?
  6. How many fund families are in your line up?
  7. How many funds can be on the platform?