What’s going to take off this year? Fidelity’s 401(k) team put together a list of trends it believes will gain a lot of traction in the coming months, including higher adoption of Roth 401(k) and managed account options.

1.     Self-directed brokerage windows. To give participants more investment choices, employers are offering self-directed brokerage options that allow them to invest in options outside of the company’s fund lineup. Brokerage windows continue to gain in popularity, with about 26 percent more assets in 2013 than in 2012, Fidelity found. It also found that there were 18 percent more participants using brokerage windows in 2013 than in 2012.

 

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