Pew's research revealed 81percent of small and midsized plan sponsors admitted to not havinga good grasp of fees charged on the plans they sponsored. (Photo:Shutterstock)

When The Pew Charitable Trusts, one of the largest non-profitthink tanks in the country, launched its retirement savings projectin 2014, a primary function of the initiative focused on workplaceretirement plan fees.

Now Pew has launched a lean, online fee-comparison tool intendedto raise awareness among investors and policy makers of the impacthigh fees can have on retirement security.

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Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.