EXCLUSIVES

Time to Humbly Brag

I am pleased to roll out a new PLANADVISER initiative that I think is long overdue: Advisers Giving Back.

Rollover Mechanics and the Most Common Mistakes

Besides failing to invest the money within the IRS’s 60-day window—the most common mistake according to the experts—another frequent error impacts those who cash out of their workplace retirement plan.

The DOL’s Fiduciary Race Ahead of 2021

There is precious little time remaining for the proposal and adoption of any new advisory industry conflict of interest rules that the DOL hopes to make effective during this presidential administration.

Meet Your FINRA Board of Governors Large Firm Candidates

A contested election for a seat on the FINRA Board of Governors will be settled at the annual meeting of member firms on August 19. PLANADVISER spoke recently with both candidates in the tight race for the open large firm seat.

A DOL Secretary Scalia Would Quickly Find Direction

Having served as the DOL Solicitor General under the Bush Administration, experts suggest, Eugene Scalia would likely hit the ground running as a Labor Secretary with a conservative agenda.

The Retirement Crisis Is a Coverage Crisis

For those workers who are offered a retirement savings plan at work, the U.S. retirement system functions pretty well; solutions are needed, however, to extend coverage to millions more Americans.
Art by Wesley Allsbrook

Fiduciary Clarity Needed for Successful Open MEP Expansion

Open MEPs as detailed in the SECURE Act offer a structure for a small plan to get maximum fiduciary support, experts say, but the roles and responsibilities of all the parties involved can be hard to keep straight.

Market Sentiment for Second Half of 2019 Varies

It’s hard to know what investments to put into place when market watchers are in disagreement, but one thing they can agree on is that retirement investors must stay focused on the long-term.

Human Error Leaves Retirement Plan Data Exposed

Experts in financial services cybersecurity are confident in most organizations’ technical strategies—in their use of sophisticated firewalls, encryption and network security tools—but there is much more concern about the human element of data protection.