Asset Management Fee Compression Accelerates

New research from Cerulli points to a number of drivers behind the acceleration in asset management fee compression, tied to improved automation and stronger competition; the research and analytics firm also analyzes the competitive landscape of “robo-advice.”

Helping Employers Sort HSA Facts from Fictions

The health care plan and the health savings account are not the same thing; while the employer has some administrative responsibilities, the HSA belongs wholly to the employee and is portable.

Exciting Announcements About 2018 PLANADVISER National Conference

New at this year’s conference, advisers will have the ability to earn their PLANSPONSOR Retirement Professional designation while in attendance, and we are particularly excited for our opening evening speaker, the award-winning comedian and actor Jason Alexander.

PBGC Aligns Disaster Relief Directly With IRS Announcements

Rather than issuing stand-alone announcements each time IRS grants disaster relief, PBGC is streamlining the process by issuing a permanent announcement regarding its own disaster relief that comes into play each time IRS grants relief in response to a particular disaster.

Average Deferral Rate Reaches 8.3%

Additionally, the number of plans with an initial 6% deferral rate for automatic enrollment now surpass those with 3% as the initial rate.

Retirement Industry People Moves

DCIO Head Joins Putnam; Jennison Associates Adds Consultant Relations Professionals; Sales Directors Join Lincoln Financial; and more.

PGIM Advocates for Institutional Approach to DC Investing

PGIM suggests DC plan sponsors look to the investing approach of defined benefit (DB) plans, endowments, sovereign wealth funds, insurance company general accounts, sophisticated wealth management platforms and family offices. These institutional investors focus on solutions that are believed to offer a higher probability of meeting a desired outcome.