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February 9th, 2017
Adviser Choice Award Winning Recordkeeper and Investment Managers Announced
PLANADVISER announced today the winners of the third annual Advisers Choice Awards, to be handed out at the annual PLANSPONSOR/PLANADVISER Awards for Excellence dinner March 30. Read more >
Inside Look At SEC Deficiency Letter Trends
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has provided advisers with a list of the five compliance topics most frequently identified in deficiency letters that were sent to registered investment advisers. Read more >
IRS Provides Information on Types of Advice Available to Plan Sponsors
The Internal Revenue Service has issued Revenue Procedure 2017-4 explaining how the IRS provides advice to taxpayers on issues under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner, Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, Employee Plans Rulings and Agreements Office. It also details the types of advice available to taxpayers, and the manner in which such advice is requested and provided. Read more >
IRS Issues Covered Compensation Tables for 2017
A revenue ruling reveals compensation tables for use in determining contributions to defined benefit plans as well as the taxable wage based used in permitted disparity contribution formulas for DC plans. Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
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Inside America’s Retirement Plan
Ascensus CEO Bob Guillocheau discusses retirement savings and plan design trends and how Ascensus helps plan participants set a retirement savings strategy. Read more >
Collective Investment Trusts Versus Mutual Funds
Even a half-a-point or two-point cost reduction can be reason enough for a plan sponsor to switch from a mutual fund to a CIT, according to DST. In fact, the firm projects that CIT assets in retirement plans could rise from $1.9 trillion at the end of 2015 to $3.1 trillion by the end of 2018—a 63% increase. Others are much less certain this growth will occur. Read more >
ERISA VISTA: Compensation Up In The Air
Compensation rules are complex, but it helps to understand that they center around three concepts—that they be level, reasonable and neutral.  Read more >
Envestnet Teams With Retirement Advisor University
The “Essential Retirement Advisor” program offers broad fiduciary training designed to help advice professionals stay up-do-date with the latest regulatory challenges. Read more >

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