PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending April 29th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers! This week’s mailing takes a timely look at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s ongoing money market fund reform. Major changes are slated to take effect later in 2016, SEC leadership warns, meaning advisers and their service provider partners should already be moving to address the reforms. Below you’ll find our recent reporting on the reforms and their likely impact on retirement plan investment menus. 
Editor's choice
SEC Adopts Money Market Fund Reform Rules
New Securities and Exchange Commission rule amendments establish structural and operational reforms aimed at addressing “run risks” in money market funds, among other issues that came to light during the financial crisis.  Read more >
Clearing Up Money Market Fund Reform Misunderstanding
Retirement plans will not necessarily have to divest from retail money market funds under SEC’s pending reforms, but plan sponsors and advisers may decide it’s best. Read more >
Money Market Fund Reform Likely Warrants Changes
The recent money market fund reforms adopted by the SEC, which take effect in October 2016, will require retirement plan advisers to review the money market funds in their plan sponsor clients’ lineups and possibly recommend changes, experts say. Read more >
Don't Get Left Behind By Money Market Fund Reform
A survey of institutional asset managers highlights persistent uncertainty and lack of preparedness around pending SEC money market reforms. Read more >
MMF Reform and Stable Value
Some providers are predicting the changes to money market funds will drive renewed interest in stable value funds, leading to the question, what is most important to clients when considering stable value?  Read more >
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Proposed Hardship Withdrawal Amended Regulations Issued by IRS

Under the proposed regulations, 401(k) plan sponsors could choose to make additional accounts available for hardship withdrawals.

Ascensus Maps the Pros and Cons of Advising Small DC Plans

A lot is happening to open the doors for small businesses to offer retirement plans to employees; advisers have new opportunities and challenges as a result.

Debt Hampers Retirement Saving for Those Closest to Retirement

Fifty-five percent of Baby Boomers say they would save more for retirement if they could pay off their debt, GOBankingRates found in a survey.

SEC Investor Advisory Committee Calls for Stronger Best Interest Regulations

The committee says the SEC should explicitly explain that Regulation Best Interest is a fiduciary duty shared equally by advisers and broker/dealer to act in their customers’ best interest.

How to Explain CITs to Sponsors
In this day of hyper-litigation, these low-cost funds deserve a closer look

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

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

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