EXCLUSIVES

New WIPN Research Compares ‘Advocates’ and ‘Mentors’

Mentors are like gurus—they are critical sources of information and inspiration—but the group says a true workplace ‘advocate’ can do a lot more to help people from underrepresented groups succeed in the financial services industry.

Talking Digital Advice Trends With Morningstar and DFA

Morningstar Investment Management’s head of digital advice outlines his firm’s expanding collaboration with Dimensional Fund Advisors—the goal of which is to deliver a more customizable managed account service to market in support of financial advisers.

When ‘Eating Your Own Cooking’ Becomes Self-Dealing

One conclusion that can be drawn from the rash of self-dealing lawsuits filed in the retirement plan services industry is that providers must be just as diligent as their clients when it comes to prudently and loyally delivering workplace retirement benefits—perhaps even more so.

Talking Taxes, Inflation and Bucket Strategies

Reflecting on the common conversations they are having with their near-retiree clients, advisers say there is broad certainty that taxes will increase in the future, and also a lot of fear about a market correction.

Financial Wellness Is Really About Financial Priorities

Retirement industry researchers say the pandemic will have a lasting impact on the way people rank and pursue their financial priorities, influencing their vision of ‘financial wellness’ and redefining what success with money really means.

Workforce Representation Will Soon Skew Younger

With more Millennials and Gen Zers now in the workforce, financial advisers and employers must rethink their engagement with these groups and reconsider the traditional benefit landscape.