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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Plaintiffs Firms Must Pay $1.5 Million for ‘Reckless’ Litigation

A judge has determined that two law firms, Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP and Schlichter Bogard & Denton LLP, are jointly and severally liable for ‘multiplying proceedings unreasonably and vexatiously.’

More TDF Underperformance ERISA Lawsuits Filed

The new cases closely resemble a host of others filed in recent months that suggest fiduciary defendants selected underperforming target-date funds.

Dover Corporation Faces ERISA Suit Over Managed Account Fees

The proposed class action lawsuit challenges excessive managed account fees and the retention of Financial Engines, the managed account service provider.

The Future of Work in the Investment Industry

The CFA Institute’s recent report examines leading trends and explores the future of work in the investment industry.

Lawsuit Against Northern Trust Over TDFs Will Proceed

The defendants’ motion to dismiss has been denied.

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