PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending February 12th, 2016
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. We are proud to present below the 2016 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year finalists, divided this year into four categories according to team size: individual, small team, large team and mega team. Our judges have picked out a top flight of advisers that represent the best service to plan sponsors and their participants. We’ll have much more information in the coming days and weeks about our finalists—and eventual winners—so stay tuned.
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2016 Individual Finalists
Individual advisers submit information just for themselves, sometimes within a larger practice. Follow the link to see the 2016 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year individual finalists. Read more >
2016 Small Team Finalists
A small team is a practice with 10 people or less (including advisers and support staff). Click through for the 2016 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year small team finalists. Read more >
2016 Large Team Finalists
A large team is a practice with between 11 and 25 people (including advisers and support staff). Here are the 2016 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year large team finalists. Read more >
2016 Mega Team Finalists
A mega team has more than 25 people (including advisers and support staff). Follow the link for the 2016 Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year mega team finalists. Read more >
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During a webinar called to discuss the advisory industry impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts warned advisers to be ready to decline to offer tax advice during 2018—over and over again.

Three Quarters of Americans Have Not Planned for LTC Needs

Yet nearly six in 10 say saving for long-term care is a financial priority

Wells Fargo Advisors SEC Filing Hints at Federal Fiduciary Investigation

The firm says it does not have additional information to share at this juncture beyond what has been noted in a 2017 year-end SEC filing; in that newly emerged document, Wells Fargo Advisors says it has begun an internal investigation into “whether there have been inappropriate referrals or recommendations” made by its advisors, including with respect to rollovers for 401(k) plan participants.

Confusion Abounds After Fifth Circuit Decision Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule

The latest decision out of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals throws a dramatic new element of confusion into the epic regulatory saga that has been the rollout of the Department of Labor fiduciary rule.

Advisers Moving to a Client-Centric Model

Advisers are using new planning models and smarter technology, including automation, so that they can offer personalized service, SEI finds.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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