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 >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
6th Circuit Backs Defense in Fidelity Freedom Funds ERISA Suit

One expert who works on the fiduciary insurance side of the retirement plan industry calls the appellate ruling ‘the best decision ever written in an excessive fee case,’ and one which could dissuade other plaintiffs in similar cases.

Ready for PTE 2020-02 July 1 Enforcement?
The July 1 enforcement date for the Department of Labor’s new best-interest rollover documentation requirements has been widely publicized, but that doesn’t mean all advisers are ready.
Olin Corp. Soundly Defeats ERISA Lawsuit

The judge’s opinion sides firmly against the arguments made by the plaintiffs in the case, who are among the many litigants currently represented by the law firm Capozzi Adler.

Retirement Industry People Moves

The Retirement Advantage hires veteran financial professional, while AssetMark will acquire Adhesion Wealth.

Senate Finance Committee Advances EARN Act

The committee’s unanimous passage of the EARN Act represents another step forward for an ambitious package of retirement planning reforms making their way through the legislative process.

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