One of the most unique, flexible, and underutilized investment platforms in the 401(a) marketplace is the insurance company variable “pooled separate account” (the “PSA”). It may be the least understood investment platform, being buried in group annuity contracts....Why they are worth a look is because of the current discussions on MEPs and their alternatives, and the growing popularity of collective trusts. (They) can give plans access to well-priced investments, along with access to large numbers of unrelated funds and fund managers, which otherwise would not be available to them. … Continue Reading