PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 14th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! This week a number of our most popular news articles discussed what Baby Boomers are doing with their money upon hitting retirement. Many are leaving TDFs, research shows. Many are also shying away from purchasing annuities or taking steps to proactively shape a lifetime income plan. Find below a helpful series of additional articles on these challenging topics, aimed at helping clients smoothly transition to a stable retirement.
Editor's choice
Investors Must Be Proactive About Managing Retirement Taxes
Among the many informative charts and graphs included in the 2017 J.P. Morgan Asset Management Guide to Retirement are Social Security timing break-even analyses and projected spending for individuals and couples on Medicaid premiums—along with a look at when Roth might work best.   Read more >
Analysis Suggests Roth Almost Always Outperforms Traditional IRA
Investing in a Roth versus a traditional IRA effectively raises the limit on what one can save, leading to materially greater wealth in retirement in the vast majority of tax scenarios. Read more >
Americans Need More Info About IRAs
Those who have an IRA say the three biggest factors that prompted them to open one were help from a financial adviser (40%), education about IRAs (25%), and a simple process to open one (10%). Read more >
Addressing Longevity a Crucial Issue for DC Plan Sponsors
DC plan participants need education about how much they will need to fund a 20- to 30-year retirement, and plan sponsors need education about the role of annuities. Read more >
Vanguard Recommends Plans Accommodate Retiring Workers
Allowing for partial withdrawals is among five tips the investment firm gives. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
IRS Life Expectancy Tables Updated for Retirees

The actuarial update is important for plan sponsor clients to note, but the effect to regular business is likely limited, as the individuals most affected are likely no longer employed by the plan sponsor.

Meet Dave Barry, Professional Humorist and Pulitzer Prize Winner

Among his accomplishments, Barry won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, although he misplaced it for several years, which is why his wife now keeps it in a secure location that he does not know about.

The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?

One fiduciary insurance expert who has long been tracking ERISA litigation says a spate of new complaints filed in recent weeks are the ‘most outrageous’ the industry has ever seen.

Keeping Up with the Securing a Strong Retirement Act

Because different provisions are included in the House and Senate versions of the ambitious retirement reform legislation, a reconciliation process is likely in store.

Booz Allen Hamilton, Others Face Passive TDF Performance Lawsuits

Unlike many other ERISA lawsuits, the complaints suggest the plan fiduciaries in question should have considered more expensive target-date funds that might have performed better.

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