PLANADVISER January/february 2021

Trust Issues

Do small investors feel mistreated by the markets?

Legislative and Judicial Actions

DOL issues missing participant guidance; a plan trustee is sued for an unauthorized distribution; Washington extends certain CARES Act provisions; and more.

Plan Governance

According to our survey analysis, sponsors may really need your help.

M&A Gets Off to a Flying Start

Major deals have already been announced, with the likes of SageView Advisory Group and Compass Financial Partners already having been acquired, and sources say there are more to come.

How to Choose a PEP

As pooled employer plans go live, advisers assume a new guiding role.

On the Move

Transactions, promotions and new hires in the financial advisory industry.

Talking Points

Politically Correct S&P 500 boards appointed 413 new ­independent directors in the 2020 proxy year, according to consulting firm Spencer Stuart. Fifty-nine percent were women and minority men, tying...

The Pandemic Effect

Many have dipped into their retirement savings, and some have even stopped or reduced their contributions.

The Tax Distinction

Education on saving should include a tax talk, but what can advisers safely say?

A Question of Liability

When the rash of litigation yields scant legal precedent, what can advisers take away?

Continuous Education

Plan committee members’ fiduciary training should never end.

Many Ways to Mentor

Celebrating the good works of advisers who give back to their communities in personal ways.