Although the 401(k) market appears saturated and assets shrank in 2000, new legislation recently passed in Congress should bring in new assets, requiring fund companies to double their efforts at marketing to plan sponsors, according to analysts in the retirement industry.

Currently, the retirement market, especially the 401(k) market, is stagnant, according to Joseph Fein, a manager with human capital advisory services of Deloitte & Touche LLP of New York.

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