WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stable Value Investment Association ("SVIA"), a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of saving for retirement, announced a new video series designed to educate both investors and financial professionals about Stable Value Funds.
Starting this month, SVIA began posting informational videos each week featuring SVIA members from major financial institutions discussing a wide range of topics, including the benefits of stable value funds, their performance history, and ways they compare to other conservative investment options.
"The New Year is a great time to reevaluate your retirement portfolio, and thanks to the help of our members, we are able to educate investors and financial professionals on an investment option they may know little about," said Gina Mitchell, SVIA President. "Currently, 160,000 defined contribution plans offer Stable Value Funds, making this asset class a core investment in most plans, and it is important to understand its unique characteristics."
The first video of the campaign focuses on defining Stable Value Funds. Themes for future videos include "Do many defined contribution plans offer Stable Value Funds?", "How much money is in invested in Stable Value Funds?" and "How would a Stable Value Fund benefit my portfolio?" Twenty-four short videos will be posted over the next nine weeks.
Stable Value Funds are only found in tax-qualified defined contribution retirement savings plans, such as 401(k), 403(b) and 457 plans. They invest in short to intermediate term bonds whose investment returns are then protected by investment contracts that help stabilize fund returns and value over time.
To view the videos, visit www.stablevalue.org/news, subscribe to SVIA's YouTube channel or follow SVIA on Twitter via @stablevalue. You can also join the Twitter conversation by using the hashtag #stablevalue.
Stable Value Investment Association
SVIA is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the importance of saving for retirement and the contribution stable value can make toward a financially secure retirement. SVIA is one of the leading authorities on retirement investing. Its membership represents all segments of the stable value investment community including public and private plan sponsors, insurance companies, banks, and investment managers, such as Prudential Financial, Invesco Advisers, MetLife and JPMorgan Asset Management.
For more information about SVIA, please visit www.stablevalue.org.
SOURCE Stable Value Investment Association