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
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan

The lawsuit challenges the use of retail share classes for the plan's investment menu and revenue-sharing paid to the plan's recordkeeper.

Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers

Advisers focused on client retention take heed—spouses are increasingly influencing retirement income planning decisions, says Hearts & Wallets research.

CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction

Plan fiduciaries are accused of breaching their duties in the design, management, operation and administration of an active large cap U.S. stock fund offered as a core menu investment option.

Retirement Industry People Moves

T. Rowe Price Names Senior DC Specialist; Vanguard Rotates Portfolio Managers; American Century Preps for Major ETF Business Launch; and more. 

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

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

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