PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending March 25th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers! This weekend’s mailing offers tips and insights on building confidence and success among women working in the advisory profession, as well as the opportunities tax season presents for magnifying the impact of advice on concerned clients.  We also highlight the latest research on TDF providers and how the aging U.S. and global populations will drive investing opportunities in health care, real estate and technology. 
Editor's choice
Confidence Key to Advancing Female Advisers' Careers
At a February conference by Edward Jones for female advisers, nearly 80% of the attendees said confidence is among the biggest factors impacting leadership, success and fulfilment in a career. Read more >
Tax Season Gives Advice Extra Power
Nearly half of U.S. investors take advantage of tax season to address their broader wealth and financial situation, according to a recent Charles Schwab survey of more than 1,000 investors. Read more >
Providers of TDF Products Limited
More than three of every five dollars invested in a target-date mutual fund or CIT is controlled by one of only three financial services firms, research found. Read more >
Aging Population Will Create Opportunities for Institutional Investors
Research from PGIM suggests aging populations worldwide will create compelling investment opportunities across real estate, health care, and technology. Read more >
Tell the IRS What to Do Next
The Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service are inviting public comment for recommendations of items that should be included in the 2016-2017 Priority Guidance Plan. Read more >
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Assessing Likely Impacts of IRS Hardship Withdrawal Rule Changes
New rules established by Congress and the IRS simplify the process for participants to request a hardship withdrawal of DC plan assets; some experts say this could increase “leakage,” while others anticipate more positive effects, such as lower debt among cash-strapped participants.
What Is a DOL Adviser Investigation Like?
The number of Department of Labor investigations of financial advisers has steadily increased over the years; here is a primer on the DOL’s sources of authority, and what to expect when examiners come knocking.
Managed Account QDIA Mechanics Challenge Plan Sponsor Clients
ERISA attorneys and plan design consultants say they are hearing more questions from sponsors about using managed accounts as a plan’s default investment, but the most common use case remains opt-in managed accounts.
Court Returns Mixed Ruling in Schwab ERISA Self-Dealing Suit

The detailed ruling comes after Schwab defendants moved to dismiss in part the plaintiff’s second amended complaint. 

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

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