EXCLUSIVES

Getting Serious About TDF Sequence of Returns Risk

The growth in target-date fund usage continues to be incredible; missing is a deeper discussion of sequence of returns risk and other potential challenges for participants associated with this growth.

In Memoriam: How the Fiduciary Rule Changed the Retirement Industry

With the news emerging that the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has certified its ruling to vacate the DOL fiduciary rule, Scott Gehman, a retirement plan consultant with Conrad Siegel, reflects on what is already an important legacy for the short-lived set of conflict of interest reforms.

Competing for Advisers With Tools and Services: Retirement Industry M&A Activity

Pressing industry trends and emerging opportunities are reflected in recent merger and acquisition activity among retirement plan advisers and service providers, and in the efforts of other firms to restructure their basic approach to sales and service; PLANADVISER hears from Fi360, AssetMark, Cetera Financial and others about their visions for the future.

Lessons from Litigation: Process Matters Most

When it comes to fiduciary liability insurance, having the broadest possible statement of coverage is generally best; this is because it is a functional test for determining whether any given plan official or company officer is a fiduciary.

DISRUPTION: AssetMark Executive on Outsourcing and Practice Growth

Matt Matrisian, SVP of strategic initiatives at AssetMark, is passionate about the topic of advisory practice management, enough so that he wrote a 300 page book on the subject; chatting off-the-cuff with PLANADVISER, he argues outsourcing is the way of the future.

2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year Winners

Get to know the winners of the 2018 Plan Sponsor of the Year awards; their stories can help your retirement plan clients generate new ideas and embrace progressive plan design.

Retirement Taxes Can Derail DC Plan Participants’ Progress

“There are strategies of rolling some amount of traditional 401(k) dollars over into a Roth IRA that are potentially advantageous, especially if you have a couple of years where your income is lower,” observes Angie O’Leary, head of wealth planning at RBC Wealth Management. “Having tax diversification available down the line is really helpful in building that paycheck in retirement.”

Don’t Run Out of Money, Have a Retirement Income Plan

In a guest article written for PLANADVISER, Thomas Dodd, executive director of Pavilion Advisory Group Inc., compares and contrasts common retirement income strategies—including the pros and cons of each method, as viewed from the perspective of participants.