EXCLUSIVES

Ready for PTE 2020-02 July 1 Enforcement?

The July 1 enforcement date for the Department of Labor’s new best-interest rollover documentation requirements has been widely publicized, but that doesn’t mean all advisers are ready.

SEC Enforcement Approach Imperiled by 5th Circuit

While the ultimate outcome may be settled by the Supreme Court, the 5th Circuit’s ruling in Jarkesy v. SEC could have major ramifications for the regulator and its approach to punitive enforcement under the Dodd-Frank Act.

Investing in a ‘Circular Economy’

A new report suggests investors should seek to better understand the concept of ‘resource intensity’ and pursue opportunities to reduce risks while improving global environmental outcomes.

Is the Traditional Fiduciary Insurance Model at Risk?

One legal professional at a fiduciary insurance firm argues that the ‘indiscriminate nature’ of recent ERISA lawsuit filings could eventually culminate in a crisis for the retirement plan industry’s current approach to risk management and fiduciary insurance.

Insurance Executives on the Evolving Retirement Landscape

Leaders at CUNA Mutual Group and Allianz Life speak about the prospects for legislative and regulatory progress in 2022, especially when it comes to the broader distribution of annuity products to retirement plan investors.

Welcome to the Rising Rate Environment

In the face of sustained inflation and the Federal Reserve’s push to boost interest rates, asset managers and advisers are tweaking portfolios and rethinking longstanding allocations.

MyCTSavings Launch Hailed by State Leaders

Discussing the program’s launch with PLANADVISER, Connecticut Comptroller Natalie Braswell says the goal of the program is straightforward—to help ensure everyone can achieve a financially secure retirement regardless of the industry or sector they work in.

The State of Social Security: Mixed Perspectives

Experts say the uneven economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in some ways minimized its likely long-term effects on Social Security reserves, but longstanding solvency problems remain.