PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 14th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! As we announced last week, moving forward the curated content in our roundup newsletters will be themed. The second Friday of each month, the topic is Investments. We hope you enjoy this new format and know you will find it helpful and informative.
Investing
CITs and Custom TDFs Shine in Mega Market
New research from Northern Trust finds its largest plan sponsor clients have broadly embraced collective investment trusts, and more than half now use custom TDFs. Read more >
PLANADVISER DCIO Industry Snapshot
Mutual funds continue to be the investment vehicle of choice among the 42 DCIO providers surveyed, while exchange traded funds are almost entirely avoided. Read more >
More Institutional Assets Pour Into Fewer Securities
A new analysis published by Pantheon warns that the total number of publically listed securities has dramatically declined in recent decades—challenging assumptions about maximizing diversification. Read more >
Reflections on Roth As Tax Debate Unfolds
Effectively managing income taxes over a lifetime requires a careful balance of a person’s current tax burden with the need to achieve tax diversification for the unknown future. Read more >
ESG Used To Motivate Greater Savings and Mitigate Risk
For some segments of the employee population, access to environmentally and socially conscious investment options spurs a significant bump in savings rates. Read more >
Should Inflation Be a Bigger Client Concern?
As the Federal Reserve nears its dual mandate of maximum employment and price stability, there are increasing concerns about inflation, even though they are still muted, according to a Fidelity analysis. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
‘Secure Act 2.0’ Likely to Become a Reality

Retirement Plan Execs Confident Senate Will Pass the Bill Into Law

10th Circuit Affirms Great-West Fee Suit Dismissal

The district court ruling in the case, now backed by an appeals court, stands out for having been filed alongside a sanction declaring the plaintiff’s law firm Schlichter Bogard & Denton behaved “recklessly.”

RIA Aggregators Aim for Small-Plan Market Expansion

OneDigital and Ascensus recently announced the availability of a ‘co-created small market solution,’ making OneDigital the latest adviser aggregator to launch a DC plan solution targeted at small businesses.

T. Rowe Price CEO Change Reflects Financial Industry Trends

During a conference call held to discuss the pending retirement of Bill Stromberg, CEO of T. Rowe Price, leaders at the firm highlighted the growing importance of socially responsible investing and the need to improve diversity and inclusion in financial services.

Scrutinizing TDFs and Considering Balanced Funds
Both options hold more than a trillion dollars in assets; weighing their relative merits remains an important task for advisers and their clients.
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