Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
May 18th, 2016
Cogent Reports Sees Shift in Provider-to-Adviser Communication
Many advisers even went so far as to suggest they would rather “hear from a star manager about taking a bold stance and get it wrong than be plagued with similar product-based content from a variety of providers.” Read more >
IRS Finalizes Rules for Allocating Roth Distributions
No comments were received regarding the proposed regulations, so the IRS finalized the proposed regulations, with a one-year delay of the applicability date. Read more >
Most Americans Have Financial Regrets
Those ages 65 and older feel the most regret about not saving early enough for retirement, while Millennials wish they had a bigger emergency fund. Read more >
Former Plan Administrator Found in Contempt
It’s common in the advisory industry to hear about the personal fiduciary liability retirement plan administrators carry, but even so it’s unusual to see people actually get arrested for ERISA violations. For one former plan official, the risk became real this week when he failed to transfer some $1.68 million in misused assets. Read more >
Ascensus Maps the Pros and Cons of Advising Small DC Plans
Majority of Americans Expect to Use a Robo Adviser
Debt Hampers Retirement Saving for Those Closest to Retirement
2018 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey
SEC Investor Advisory Committee Calls for Stronger Best Interest Regulations
Stubborn and Familiar Worries Cited By Working Families
Even American families with significant assets saved cite stubborn concerns about the potential loss of an income earner and the likelihood of falling short in a longer-than-expected retirement. Read more >
April a Slow Month for 401(k) Trading
Among those who did trade, fixed income was the favored asset class. Read more >
2016 PLANSPONSOR Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year
Since its launch in 2005, the award has grown and now includes 20 practices: 16 finalists and four winners across four categories. The winners’ practices demonstrate many of the best outcomes-based strategies that the retirement planning industry has to offer. Read more >
PLANADVISER Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers Featured Profile
“Our advisers certainly provide what we would call the basics, including the typical plan design, investment, and fiduciary support, with the backing of a network of over 150 people and decades of experience,” explains Pensionmark Retirement Group, recognized this year in the mega team category. “Where our model has changed significantly has been due to the growth of our adviser network and centralized service model.” Read more >
Principal Issues Retirement Planning Challenge
As part of the challenge, individuals can walk through a Retirement Wellness Planner. Read more >
Fidelity and United Capital Team to Fight Commoditization
Fidelity Clearing and Custody Solutions is partnering with United Capital to help firms “drive growth by managing their clients’ moments of truth.” Read more >

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