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

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Lifetime Income: Weighing Costs vs. Benefits

Lifetime Income: Weighing Costs vs. Benefits

by Jennifer DeLong, Andrew Stumacher
With the likely passage of the SECURE Act within the new government appropriations bill, annuities will gain safe harbor protections. This—and presumed cost concerns—has been a sticking point making some plan sponsors hesitate to offer a lifetime income solution in their defined contribution plans. There are important and valuable benefits that only annuities can provide. So they deserve another look.

Target-Date Solutions


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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.

Asset Allocation, Multi-Asset, Target-Date Solutions


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Washington Helps Retirement Plan Quest for Secure Income

Washington Helps Retirement Plan Quest for Secure Income

by Jennifer DeLong, Andrew Stumacher
Washington legislators have crafted some substantive support for defined contribution (DC) plans to offer secure income solutions for participants. The Secure Act, currently under Senate review, may be a key component in clearing away some hurdles that have previously made DC plan sponsors hesitant to incorporate lifetime income solutions.

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