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 >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Washington insiders say Senator Ted Cruz is probably the biggest roadblock to the SECURE Act being passed in the near-term under unanimous consent; among other issues, he wants the bill to allow people to use tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts to pay for home school expenses.
Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
Advisers may shy away from helping hemp and CBD companies with their 401(k)s because they may find themselves crossing into advising for a cannabis company as well, but there are protections—and money to be made.
Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations

According to plaintiffs in a new ERISA lawsuit, the pension plan in question was underfunded by nearly $6 billion dollars when its assets and liabilities were transferred to a spinoff company.

Wells Fargo and Principal Can Learn From John Hancock-New York Life Deal

The recently finalized acquisition of Wells Fargo’s Retirement and Trust business by Principal Financial Group calls to mind an earlier deal, inked by John Hancock and New York Life.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Insight Investment names portfolio strategist; Ascensus adds RVP to cover northern Texas region; QMA announces chief business officer; and more.

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

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

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