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Tim Kohn

Head of DC Services and Vice President, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Tim Kohn, vice president, heads Dimensional's US defined contribution practice, coordinating the sales and service for corporate, sub-advisory, platform, and advisor-sold business. In this role, Tim works with clients and industry partners to market, research, and implement new defined contribution solutions. Tim leads Dimensional's DC efforts with academia, industry partners, and key stakeholders, and he also serves as executive editor for the firm's defined contribution client newsletter.
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May 23, 2017

History of the 401(k)

Thirty-nine years ago, the Revenue Act of 1978 was signed, adding section 401(k) to the Internal Revenue Code and creating the first US defined contribution plans. While the code itself simply described a provision under which employees would not be taxed on the portion of income they chose to receive as deferred compensation, it ushered…


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