July-August 2009

Lemonade Stand

Deferred compensation plans are getting squeezed—along with every other aspect of executive compensation—but still can provide opportunities for advisers

Making Excuses

By now, readers of PLANADVISER should be aware that the third annual PLANADVISER National Conference is only weeks away—September 23 through 25 in Orlando, Florida, at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes.

Talking Points

Tired of giving the same old presentations? Use these nuggets of information to spruce them up.

The Standard

401(k) plan benchmarking moves on

The Young and Restless

How retirement plan advisers can better reach a young, transient workforce

Trendspotting

Articles that appeared in the Trendspotting section of the magazine

“View” Points

We hadn’t gotten very far into the agenda of PLANSPONSOR’s Plan Designs conference in June when a plan sponsor asked the question that, IMHO, is on a lot of people’s minds these days and, while I don’t remember her exact words, the essence was this: “What can you say to participants who no longer trust their 401(k)?”