EXCLUSIVES

Advisers Giving Back: Peak Financial Group

Now part of HUB International, the firm hopes to expand its giving to positively impact the lives of children in the Houston area.

Blockchain and AI’s Role in Retirement Planning

Among the most popular ideas for the use of blockchain is creating verified digital identities for participants, while others hope to use artificial intelligence to scale up personalized services.

Estate Plan Essentials

What should advisers understand about the patterns of inheritance, and how can they be prepared to help their clients make the most of any windfall?

Ready for a New Market?

Nonprofits and other sponsors of 403(b) plans need the fiduciary and investment expertise of specialist retirement plan advisers.

Adviser Managed Accounts. A Good Fit?

The past few years have seen a number of recordkeepers roll out new “adviser managed accounts,” i.e., managed accounts that include the consulting services of an independent registered investment adviser.

Keeping Defaulted Participants on the Right Path

Roughly 80% of participants initially accept target-date funds when they are offered as the default investment, although acceptance declines to approximately 70% after five years of participation.

The Year in ERISA Litigation

As have previous years, 2019 brought major settlements and decisions in retirement-plan focused litigation, including some precedent-setting appellate and Supreme Court decisions.

2020 Will Be Another Year of Adviser Philanthropy

The editorial team of PLANADVISER was blown away by the generosity of advisers recognized in our 2019 Advisers Giving Back program, and we’re already working on new stories of giving for 2020.

2019—the Year of Mergers and Acquisitions

Wells Fargo, PSC, Aspire, Charles Schwab, Hub International, CAPTRUST and many other firms have been involved in significant merger and acquisition activity this year.