PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 31st, 2019

Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s newsletter is focused on the topic of practice growth and prospecting. Is your firm hitting its growth targets so far for the year? If not, the articles collected below may offer some food for thought. We hope you will share some of what you read with a client or colleague.

Practice Growth
Emphasis on Value-Add Services in Morgan Stanley’s Solium Acquisition
Morgan Stanley executives say the recent acquisition and rebranding of Solium Capital reflects the firm’s goals of connecting with wealth management clients earlier in their careers and in more holistic ways. Read more >
How Does Recordkeeper Consolidation Affect Plan Advisers?
Ongoing recordkeeper consolidation means fewer providers from which to choose, but sources disagree about whether this will significantly change the adviser experience or not. Read more >
In M&A Assessments, Culture Matters as Much as Revenue
The inside story of the acquisition of Blue Prairie Group by Cerity Partners shows the foundational importance of long-term relationships and enthusiastic staffers in steering industry M&A activity. Read more >
M&A Brings Wealth, Retirement Together
CAPTRUST talks with PLANADVISER about its growth through mergers and acquisitions—and how this speaks to industry trends impacting private wealth and retirement plan business. Read more >
Clear Ground Rules Essential With 3(38) Fiduciary Clients
Experts share strategies for helping advisers taking on 3(38) fiduciary clients understand how they can set up the right processes and procedures—up front—for dealing with client concerns and questions about the investment menu. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Efforts to Boost Americans’ Retirement Savings Continue at Full Speed

Congressional leaders and asset management executives say they are committing to furthering legislation to expand coverage and boost savings

With Prudential Acquisition, Empower Aims for Growth Up to 3x Faster Than Other Recordkeepers

The CEO of the nation’s No. 2 recordkeeper says Empower’s focus will continue to be on a best-in-class user experience.

Eyes on the Investment Menu
Experts share insights on the construct of a modern DC plan lineup.
‘Secure Act 2.0’ Likely to Become a Reality

Retirement Plan Execs Confident Senate Will Pass the Bill Into Law

ERISA Ruling in 5th Circuit Supports American Airlines Defendants

The appeals court has technically affirmed, vacated and reversed parts of a district court ruling that granted summary judgement against the plaintiffs; while this sounds like a mixed outcome, the appellate ruling benefits the defense.

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