Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
April 8th, 2016
Fiduciary Rule Shows Washington Compromise Can Still Happen
More than a few industry insiders and analysts have tipped their hats to DOL and Labor Secretary Perez for listening carefully to criticism and reshaping some of the most controversial elements of the new fiduciary rule. Read more >
Fiduciary Rule Will Affect Service to Plan Sponsor Clients
When the DOL’s fiduciary rule proposal came out last year, there was some concern that it would confuse and worry plan sponsors by requiring a sudden wave of Best Interest Contracts from advisers, even on one-time projects, such as defined benefit plan annuity purchases. Read more >
Biases May Lead to Savings Procrastination
According to a new study from Stanford University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Minnesota and Claremont Graduate University, “present bias” and “exponential-growth bias” in particular can wreak havoc on future funds. Read more >
Factor Investing on the Rise in Past Three Years
Factor investing, based on the idea that risks and returns of investments can be attributed to a common set of economic and style factors, has become popular among institutional investors. Read more >
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations
Industry Demands Delay of New Jersey Fiduciary Regs, Deference to SEC
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants
Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
Investment Product and Service Launches
LMCG Investments adds to small-cap offerings; Voya Financial expands access to its target-date mutual fund series; Fringe Benefits Design partners with Redhawk Wealth Advisors for ERISA fiduciary services. Read more >
Paychex Solution Aids Fiduciary Rule Compliance
Advisers who are worried about getting their practices in line with the fiduciary rule can leverage a newly unveiled solution from Paychex. Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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