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What’s In a Name?

That which we call a rose by any other name might smell as sweet – but that doesn’t mean you can call it a rose.

IMHO: Question “Marks″

Without question, asset-allocation solutions—particularly target-date fund solutions—are well on their way to becoming a dominating force on retirement plan menus.

IMHO: Question “Marks″

Without question, asset-allocation solutions—particularly target-date fund solutions—are well on their way to becoming a dominating force on retirement plan menus.

Next Generation of Lifecycle Funds Offers Improvement

Advisers should not view the prevalence of lifecycle funds as a threat to their business, said Barbara J. Best, Vice President, Investments, Capital Strategies Group of Wachovia Securities; “we need to focus on what is best for participants instead of [on] egos.″

Federal Laws Don’t Offer Clarity on Retirement Age

Workers who are confused about when to retire cannot look for clarity from Social Security, Medicare, and pension laws, because those three groups offer conflicting incentives to retire earlier or later than the traditional retirement age.

Who Has the Best Wholesalers?

Financial advisers are most satisfied with wholesalers from GE Asset Management, BlackRock, and Russell Investment Group.

Emerging Markets Perform Well in Q207

Second quarter returns of the world’s emerging markets outpaced that of the developed markets, according to Standard&Poor’s global stock market review, The World By Numbers.

New COO/CFO for MassMutual Retirement Income

MassMutual Retirement Income (MMRI) has tapped Douglas. G. Russell, 47, as senior vice president, chief operating officer (COO) and chief financial officer (CFO).

GIAC Offers Managed Account QDIA

The Guardian Insurance&Annuity Company, Inc. (GIAC) has announced it is now offering plan sponsors a managed account as a qualified default investment alternative (QDIA).

SEC Proposes INVESCO Market Timing Distribution

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a proposed plan to distribute money in a Fair Fund as part of the agency’s market timing case against INVESCO Funds Group, Inc., AIM Advisors, Inc., and AIM Distributors, Inc.