Only 2% of small business decisionmakers told Millennium Trust that they would be willing to pay an adviser more than $1,000 annually, writes Kevin Boyles, business development director for the firm.
I am pleased to roll out a new PLANADVISER initiative that I think is long overdue: Advisers Giving Back.
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 they are taking unnecessary risk.
Cost of living increases, claiming age, marital status and work history all complicate Social Security claiming strategies.
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.
The existing retirement system was conceptualized at a time when there were just 15 to 20 people living in retirement for every 100 workers.
Advisory firms and recordkeepers are finding talent in the hospitality industry and among the ranks of the recently retired.
Do you know the difference between Medicare Parts A and B? What About Parts C and D?
How can financial advisers focus on retirement security if many participants are still figuring out shorter-term stability?
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.
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.
Attorneys suggest that litigation financing is not a common practice in ERISA lawsuits, but complaints filed under SEC Rule 10b-5 are a different matter.
Morgan Stanley executives say the recent acquisition and rebranding of Solium Capital reflects the firm’s goals of connecting with wealth management clients earlier in their careers and in more holistic ways.
Ongoing recordkeeper consolidation means fewer providers from which to choose, but sources disagree about whether this will significantly change the adviser experience or not.
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.
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.