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Week ending July 29th, 2016
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Social Security is Key, Even for Affluent Investors
For nearly one-third of affluent investors, Social Security will provide half their retirement income, according to a study. Read more >
Data and Research
Spending Rates in Retirement Are Modest
Since retirees are spending less than they withdraw from financial accounts, they are accumulating money in checking accounts and may need to reinvest those assets, says Steve Utkus with Vanguard Center for Retirement Research. Read more >
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Providers Expect Fiduciary Rule to Deter Rollovers
Nearly two-thirds, 64%, of the nation’s top retirement plan recordkeepers and providers believe that the new Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule will deter rollovers from retirement plans into individual retirement accounts (IRAs), thus helping them to retain assets, the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute found in a survey. Read more >
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Sponsors Warming Up to Lifetime Income Solutions
Employers are gradually warming up to lifetime income solutions in their retirement plans, Willis Towers Watson found in its Lifetime Income Solutions survey.  However, they are more interested in educating participants about drawdown strategies or partial withdrawals than using guaranteed insurance-backed products. Read more >
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Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Collecting Social Security
Unexpected health care costs and other life events have 23% of retirees—those retired 10 years or less—wishing they had waited before collecting Social Security, according to a survey by the Nationwide Retirement Institute. Read more >
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Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes

It appears some last-minute amendments have largely removed controversial provisions from the Senate’s version of tax reform legislation that would have had a big impact on governmental 457 and nonprofit 403(b) plan sponsors.

Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan

The lawsuit challenges the use of retail share classes for the plan's investment menu and revenue-sharing paid to the plan's recordkeeper.

Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers

Advisers focused on client retention take heed—spouses are increasingly influencing retirement income planning decisions, says Hearts & Wallets research.

CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction

Plan fiduciaries are accused of breaching their duties in the design, management, operation and administration of an active large cap U.S. stock fund offered as a core menu investment option.

Settlement Ends Fujitsu Lawsuit Filed Over Plan Fees, Custom TDFs

In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs called the Fujitsu plan one of the most expensive in the country and specifically called out the design and implementation of the plan’s custom target-date funds.

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

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