PLANSPONSOR 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 >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Hardship Withdrawal Changes Included in Budget Deal

Several provisions of the two-year budget bill affect retirement plans.

Fee and Industry Shifts Mean Retirement Plan Providers Can Play Hardball
A look back at how Fidelity will charge new plan sponsor clients on its platform who choose Vanguard products makes visible the hard-nosed competition that defines the retirement plan recordkeeping and brokerage industries.
2018 TOP 100 Retirement Plan Advisers
Each year PLANADVISER magazine recognizes the top quantitative standouts from our Retirement Plan Adviser Survey according to the dollar value of qualified plan AUA as well as the number of plans under advisement.
Retirement Planning More a Focus for Those Participating in Retirement Plans

An analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts shows a correlation between access to and participation in workplace-based retirement savings programs and more planning and saving.

Robo-Adviser Tech Enthusiasts Report Less Provider Trust

While they are less trusting of their advisers and providers, clients who identify as “online enthusiasts” have increased the amount of market risk they are taking.

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

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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