Jennifer DeLong

Jennifer DeLong

Managing Director, Head—Defined Contribution

20 Years at AB
25 Years of experience

Jennifer DeLong is a Senior Vice President and a Managing Director and Head of Defined Contribution, responsible for leading AB’s business development strategy for defined contribution plans in North America. This includes the firm’s approach to the intermediary-driven small-to-midsize plan market and the megasize institutional plan market. She is responsible for product management and development, marketing and participant communications, as well as client services for institutional custom target-date clients. Since joining AB in 1999, DeLong has held various senior client relationship management, product management and marketing roles, all primarily focused on defined contribution, 529 college savings plans and sub-advisory insurance services for both institutional and retail clients. Before joining AB, she worked in various sales, marketing and client relationship management roles for both small and megasize defined contribution plans. DeLong holds a BS in business management with a minor in international business from The College of New Jersey, as well as FINRA Series 6 and 63 licenses. Location: New York

DOL’s Revised DC Investment Rule Removes Potential ESG Sticking Point

DOL’s Revised DC Investment Rule Removes Potential ESG Sticking Point

by Jennifer DeLong, Michelle Dunstan
The Department of Labor’s final rule on investment selection for DC plans left out language on ESG-themed investments. It’s a change that erases some confusion and seems to acknowledge that ESG and financial considerations are inseparable.

Business Owners, Equities, Fixed Income, Legislative Updates, Multi-Asset, Policy & Regulation, Responsible Investing/ESG


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For DC Plans, Pandemic Reinforces Value of Consultants and Advisors
DOL’s New Rules Don’t Have to Slow DC Plan ESG Adoption

DOL’s New Rules Don’t Have to Slow DC Plan ESG Adoption

by Jennifer DeLong, Michelle Dunstan
Demand for ESG investing is growing among DC plan participants, but with plan sponsors facing many choices and proposed new DOL rules, what’s the best approach? As we see it, fully integrating ESG considerations is fundamental to better financial outcomes—which is always in participants’ best interests.

Plan Design, Policy & Regulation, Responsible Investing/ESG, Target-Date Solutions


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Coronavirus May Shake Up DC Plan Participant Benefits
DC Plan Sponsor Fiduciary Torch Is Brighter—and Can Help Light Dark Days
Don’t Panic! Bear Market Communication Tips for DC Plan Sponsors
Five Lessons Packaged Target-Date Solutions Can Learn from Customization

Five Lessons Packaged Target-Date Solutions Can Learn from Customization

by Jennifer DeLong, Andrew Stumacher
As defined contribution (DC) plan sponsors know, the US Department of Labor recommends considering both packaged and custom target-date strategies when choosing a solution. As we see it, packaged solutions can learn a few things from fully customized target-date solutions, which are generally used by large and megasize plan sponsors.

Multi-Asset, Target-Date Solutions


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