Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 31st, 2017
Edward Jones' Self-Dealing Suit Permitted to Proceed
Defendants unsuccessfully argued that the breach of fiduciary claims should be dismissed because they fulfilled their duties by offering an array of investment options.  Read more >
Advising Executives and Employees
Many CPA and law offices impose mandatory retirement as early as age 60, which makes it all the more imperative for these professionals to plan for their retirement well ahead of time, notes Joe Heider, president of Cirrus Wealth Management in Cleveland. Read more >
Betterment for Business Eager to Challenge Major Recordkeepers
Shifting regulations, evolving consumer demands and a strong response from established providers are real challenges, but low-cost automated 401(k) platform providers remain committed to DC industry disruption. Read more >
Institutional Investors Must Dial Back Return Expectations
Medium- and long-term return assumptions that had already been fairly muted heading into 2017 should be adjusted downward even further, a new analysis from Cerulli Associates contends. Read more >
MOST READ ARTICLES
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Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
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Pass-Through Tax Reform Impact on Small Businesses May Be Mitigated via Roth
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Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
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CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction
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Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs
Sponsored message from J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Interview with Charlie Cote of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
Discover what J.P. Morgan is doing to help advisers build stronger plans for their plan sponsor clients. Read more >
Employers Can Help Employees With Beneficial Retirement Timing
Employees who retire with strong retiree benefits are happy retirees, but those who leave because they feel disengaged regret when they retired and worry about not having enough money. Read more >
Trends, Regulations Could Affect Not-for-Profit Health Care Investments
Mercer suggests not-for-profit health care organizations keep an eye of 403(b) lawsuits, ACA regulations and DB funding, among other things, when making investment decisions in 2017. Read more >
From the Magazine: The Second Take
Among the plan clients of adviser Russell Warye that have done a re-enrollment, about 90% of their re-enrolled participants have stuck with it. Seeing that growing track record of success, he anticipates more acceptance of the practice among plan sponsors in the next few years. Read more >

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