PLANSPONSOR 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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Why Are Retirees Spending Down So Slowly?

EBRI questions whether retirees are just determined to preserve their assets or whether they need more education about spending assets in retirement—both have implications for retirement plan advisers and sponsors.

Paychex Revamps Advisor Console

With a focus on accessibility and ease of use, Advisor Console’s new features and functionality allow financial professionals to be more efficient when serving their clients’ plans and investments.  

Home Depot 401(k) Plan Latest Targeted with ERISA Fiduciary Breach Lawsuit

Plaintiffs include in their complaint a substantial amount of backward-looking fund performance data to underpin their failure to monitor claims, comparing the Home Depot offerings to others that could have been purchased.

Determining Health Cost Needs in Retirement Is Complex

Although some retirees face catastrophic health care cost in retirement, EBRI found that most don't.

Don’t Run Out of Money, Have a Retirement Income Plan
In a guest article written for PLANADVISER, Thomas Dodd, executive director of Pavilion Advisory Group Inc., compares and contrasts common retirement income strategies—including the pros and cons of each method, as viewed from the perspective of participants.

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

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

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