Economics of Providing 401(k) Plans

As part of an ongoing comprehensive research program, the Investment Company Institute conducts research to shed light on the services, fees, and expenses within 401k plans. Among ICI's findings reported here, the asset-weighted average expense ratio paid by 401k investors on their stock funds dropped 3 basis points to 0.71 percent. The asset-weighted average expense ratio paid on their bond funds remained unchanged at 0.56 percent.