PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending July 19th, 2019

Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing focuses on the quickly evolving topic of income in retirement. Retirement industry experts agree that decumulation is a likely driver of in-person and digital advice innovation in the next decade, especially as an aging population creates a need for more efficient and effective services. Increasingly, anxiety about turning DC plan assets into a “lifetime retirement paycheck” in such a low-rate environment is keeping aging Americans in the workforce—including many who very likely have enough money saved to retire comfortably and don’t want to keep working.

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‘Decumulation Challenge’ May Drive Next-Gen Digital Advice
CFB Board sees decumulation as a likely driver of digital advice innovation, especially as an aging population creates a need for more efficient and effective services. Read more >
Annuities Are Potentially More Useful Today Than Ever
Anxiety about turning DC plan assets into a “lifetime retirement paycheck” in such a low-rate environment is keeping aging Americans in the workforce—including many who very likely have enough money saved to retire comfortably and don’t want to keep working. Read more >
A Crash Course in Social Security Maximization
Cost of living increases, claiming age, marital status and work history all complicate Social Security claiming strategies. Read more >
DC Plan Jargon Stymies Participant Success
The term “glide path” resonated with only 4% of participants surveyed by Invesco, despite being the most common term used by advisers, providers and plan sponsors when talking about target-date funds; survey data shows numerous other areas where industry jargon holds back participant understanding.  Read more >
Participants Speak Clearly About Need for DC Account Income Planning
A new report published by Cerulli Associates draws out participant perspectives on the topic of DC plan decumulation, revealing that many of those leaving the work force feel “generally clueless” about how to manage their nest egg. Read more >
For Retirement Security, Cast a Wide (and Cost-Efficient) Net
Only 2% of small business decisionmakers told Millennium Trust that they would be willing to pay an adviser more than $1,000 annually, writes Kevin Boyles, business development director for the firm. Read more >
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‘Stretch IRAs,’ Multigenerational Inheritance and the SECURE Act
Low and middle-income Americans struggling to save for retirement are depending on the U.S. Senate to pass the SECURE Act, advocates say. At present, one roadblock seems to the law’s treatment of “stretch IRAs.”
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Washington insiders say Senator Ted Cruz is probably the biggest roadblock to the SECURE Act being passed in the near-term under unanimous consent; among other issues, he wants the bill to allow people to use tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts to pay for home school expenses.
Retirement Industry People Moves

Gramercy Funds hires global head of business development; Ascensus acquires retirement and benefits solution adviser; Private equity director joins Hirtle Callaghan; and more. 

Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)

Despite a market “teeming with better-performing alternatives,” the plaintiffs say, Walgreen selected the Northern Trust Funds, which already had a history of poor performance.

Upset in FINRA Board Large Seat Election

Board of Governors candidate-by-petition Chris Flint has defeated the FINRA-preferred candidate Andrew Duff.

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

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

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