Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 9th, 2016
'Fiduciary' vs. 'Suitability'
To meet the reasonable-basis suitability requirement, the adviser must have a reasonable basis to believe, based on due diligence, that the recommendation is suitable for at least some investors. On the other hand, ERISA provides for what has become known as the “prudent expert” standard. Read more >
Helping Plan Sponsor Clients React to Market Volatility
There are certain actions DB and DC plan sponsors can take in response to market swings, but there’s no need to panic. Read more >
From the Magazine: Scouting for Recruits
Nearly nine in 10 respondents to PLANADVISER’s recent Recruiting Techniques Survey favor recommendations when seeking out new hires, well over their second choice—social media—at 33%. Read more >
Auto Roll-Ins Should Complement Auto-Enrollment
About half of participants cash out of IRAs their small balances are rolled into, and by not rolling these assets into new plans, they are losing the benefit of compounding. Read more >
Another Stressed Union Pension to Get PBGC Support
Retirement Plan Advisers Might Help Lessen ERISA Lawsuits by Adding Defensive Provisions
PPL Corp. and Mass Brigham General Face ERISA Lawsuits
70% of Eligible Employees Have Joined California’s State-Run Retirement Program
District Court Advances TriNet ERISA Lawsuit
Actuary Groups Reveal Longevity Risk Assessment Tool
The American Academy of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries jointly released the Actuaries Longevity Illustrator, offered as a free public service and designed to be easy to use. Read more >
PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers Featured Profile
Recognized this year in the small team category, Clearpoint Financial explains the key to a good team dynamic: “We’ve experimented with various combinations of personalities and skill sets over the years, with resulting high and low points. Mutual respect, leadership skills and a willingness to share knowledge with others are key.” Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
Wells Fargo Announces Leader of Participant Services; Prudential Hires Sales Director for Midwest Region; Pensionmark Announces Expansion of WealthPath Team, and more. Read more >
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