PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending June 24th, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! What can we say at this point about the Brexit? Not much, experts caution, but in some ways that’s exactly the problem. Uncertainty surrounding the UK’s surprising choice to leave the European Union is already ruffling the global equity markets, with the DJIA and S&P 500 indexes each shedding nearly 3% of their day-opening value at the time of this writing. With that in mind, our weekly roundup newsletter offers up some suggestions for helping plan participants understand and accept the necessary role of volatility in investing.
Editor's choice
When Advice Is Missed, Clients Act Out of Fear
More than eight in 10 advisers polled by Eaton Vance report fear is the primary motivator for clients. Advisers can deliver major value by helping clients overcome their initial reaction to market headlines. Read more >
401(k) Investors Should Stick with Equities During Market Volatility
An analysis by Fidelity indicates 401(k) investors who stuck with equity allocations after the 2008 financial crisis fared far better in the long term than those who didn’t. Read more >
Experts Advise Investors to Accept Short-Term Volatility
It is critical for advisers to consistently underscore the benefits of buy-and-hold investing so that when fluctuations do occur, the rationale and unyielding approach to investing has been firmly set. Read more >
Volatility Can Strengthen the Advisory Relationship
Leading advisers are finding new ways to help clients cope with the powerful sense of panic that can quickly set in when broad equity market indexes start to fall. Read more >
How Are Investors Responding to Volatility?
Experts suggest many long-term investors have absorbed central lessons about volatility and trading—especially among more sophisticated segments of the investing population. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation

Findings from a Capital One survey about why employees do not participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan offers opportunities for education, according to Stuart Robertson.

IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019

A Program Letter lists compliance strategies for the agency for next year.

Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too

The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
Should Congress or federal regulators eliminate the common nexus and bad apple rules that have held back open multiple employer plans, experts anticipate many more small businesses will jump in.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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