Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 24th, 2017
Delay Seems Likely, But Confusion Remains on DOL Fiduciary Rule Future
Conflicting media reports have started to circulate, some to the effect that a delay of the DOL fiduciary rule has already been effectuated—others that are more skeptical this is even possible. Read more >
Self-Dealing Lawsuit Filed Against Charles Schwab
The lawsuit claims plan fiduciaries engaged in the imprudent and disloyal exercise of their discretionary authority over the plan to include Schwab’s own affiliated investment products as investment options within the plan and sale of their own services to the plan. The complaint alleges that defendants “reaped significant fees and profits at the expense of the plan and its participants.” Read more >
Passive Funds Preferred by Investors in December 2016
Long-term mutual funds and exchange-traded products experienced net redemptions of $1.7 billion in December, according to Strategic Insight, parent company of PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER. Read more >
'Father of 401(k)', DC Expert Suggest Retirement Security Improvements
Ted Benna, whom some call the ‘father of the 401(k),’ and Lori Lucas of Callan, offer suggestions to improve retirement security for Americans. Read more >
TOP 100 Retirement Plan Advisers
Assessing Likely Impacts of IRS Hardship Withdrawal Rule Changes
What Is a DOL Adviser Investigation Like?
Managed Account QDIA Mechanics Challenge Plan Sponsor Clients
Court Returns Mixed Ruling in Schwab ERISA Self-Dealing Suit
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DC Advisor Solutions & Tools Center
Visit the DC Advisor Solutions & Tools Center to access Financial Wellness resources.  Read more >
Mutual Fund Popularity Hasn’t Diminished Much
Despite being known as a low-cost investment—offering access to many different investment classes and styles—exchange-traded funds have struggled for years to enter defined contribution retirement plan lineups. Read more >
Moving Beyond the ‘Three Fs’
PLANADVISER Practice Benchmarking Survey gives you a guidepost to see how you compare with your peers. Read more >
Advisor Group Launches New Brand Strategy
The advisory firm collective is revamping its approach to providing advisers with the “support, partnership, and protection” they seek from a broker-dealer/RIA. Read more >

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