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Self-Correction and Compliance Tips from Former IRS Attorney

There are many fiduciaries out there who are not educated on the voluntary corrections programs run by DOL and IRS. Former IRS staffer Lisa Tavares says are taking unnecessary risk.

Nudging Participants to Rebalance Portfolios

For those plans where participants are left to make investment decisions on their own, experts agree, it is critically important for advisers to educate them about the proper diversification.

ESOPs Can Reduce Wealth Inequality

New research finds offering an employees stock ownership plans (ESOP) is a way to build wealth that can make a tremendous difference in retirement security.

Advisers’ Leading Role in Cybersecurity

It is important to ask what cybersecurity means to retirement plan service providers and fiduciary advisers—and what steps they can take to ensure the safety of participant assets and data.

The Best Case for ESG Under ERISA Is Long-Term

According to Michael Hunstad, head of quantitative strategies at NTAM, it is undeniable in 2019 that ESG issues are material to financial performance; more debatable is the best way to leverage ESG themes in institutional portfolios.

In M&A Assessments, Culture Matters as Much as Revenue

The inside story of the acquisition of Blue Prairie Group by Cerity Partners shows the foundational importance of long-term relationships and enthusiastic staffers in steering industry M&A activity.

A Better DC Plan Core Investment Menu

Automated asset-allocation solutions designed for retirees are indeed popular, but the majority of defined contribution plan participants still use the core investment menu.

The Future Open-MEP Market

There are two potential pathways for the broad adoption of open multiple employer plans by small businesses, one driven by advisers and the other by recordkeepers.