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
Another Stressed Union Pension to Get PBGC Support

The plan was projected to run out of money at some point this year, but the special financial assistance from PBGC should prevent this outcome.

Class Certified in 401(k) Plan Trustees’ Lawsuit Against John Hancock

The suit alleges that John Hancock Life Insurance Co. violated ERISA by retaining foreign tax credits generated by plans’ investments under a group variable annuity contract.

PPL Corp. and Mass Brigham General Face ERISA Lawsuits

Imprudent investments and excessive fees were themes of lawsuits filed last week against retirement plan fiduciaries.

70% of Eligible Employees Have Joined California’s State-Run Retirement Program

Early evidence suggests the mandate for employers that don’t offer a retirement plan to join CalSavers is driving adoption of new plans.

Retirement Plan Advisers Might Help Lessen ERISA Lawsuits by Adding Defensive Provisions
Advisers can assist plan sponsors with mitigating and preventing claims for benefits and other Employee Retirement Income Security Act claims.
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