PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 17th, 2019

Happy Friday, readers! Do you have clients concerned about stock market volatility? Speaking this week with PLANADVISER, Bob Browne, CIO at Northern Trust, said investors are always asking about the prospect of a recession when stock prices swing down. “What I tell them today is that, in our five-year outlook, we do foresee the potential for some slowing down of global growth. But let me be clear. Growth may moderate over the next five year period but we do not see a high likelihood of a recession.” Find more of his commentary below, along with articles on other client service issues.

Client Service
As Bull Market Ages, Coaching Investors on Volatility Remains a Must
Novice investors’ reactions to stock market volatility present an endless and intriguing field of study for behavioral economists, but for financial advisers, poor client decisionmaking is a serious issue. Read more >
Your Clients’ Cybersecurity Concerns
Retirement plan advisers can help plan sponsor clients know their providers are taking the right steps to protect participant data—without exposing information hackers can find. Read more >
Addressing Participant Longevity With Plan Design and Advice
Robert Scheinerman, president, AIG Retirement Services, says smart retirement plan design, access to advisers and passage of pending legislation can help Americans have enough money for a 40-year retirement. Read more >
DOL Opinion Letter on Gig Workers Puts Retirement Savings Onus on Them
Experts say gig workers have little access to workplace retirement savings plans and the opinion letter will only discourage employers from offering them such plans, but they do have other options that advisers can educate them about. Read more >
Parents and Kids Both Influence the Flow of ‘Modern Money’
Shifting attitudes about supporting adult children financially have helped reshape Americans’ thinking about wealth and retirement readiness, according to Ameriprise Financial survey data. Read more >
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Principal Reveals Eagerly Awaited Wells Fargo Platform Integration Strategy

Principal is incorporating capabilities from the Wells Fargo Institutional Retirement and Trust platform into its own proprietary recordkeeping system, which will serve Principal and transitioning Wells Fargo customers moving forward.

Washington Financial Scooped Up By Hub International

With the acquisition of Washington Financial Group, HUB International has made public the first of a series of significant anticipated acquisitions of Global Retirement Partners firms.

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.
2019 PLANADVISER National Conference
MIT ERISA Lawsuit Parties Announce Settlement

Trial was to begin on the case September 16.

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