PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
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 >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?

One fiduciary insurance expert who has long been tracking ERISA litigation says a spate of new complaints filed in recent weeks are the ‘most outrageous’ the industry has ever seen.

The New Vesting Schedule Debate
Surveys and anecdotal evidence suggest plan sponsors are shortening their plan’s vesting periods, but there remains disagreement in the industry about whether vesting schedules may in fact disappear.
Lawsuit Accuses Fiduciaries of Chasing Low Fees Without Regard to Performance

Microsoft is the latest target in a string of lawsuits over the performance of a popular TDF suite.

What Mutual Fund Fee Disparities Mean for Retirement Savings

Retail investors generally pay more fees in IRAs than in workplace plans, leading to higher costs and lower long-term savings.

Why Are Financial Services Firms Looking to Wealth Management Leaders?
The short answer is that more financial services firms are looking at their wealth management divisions as drivers of growth; the long answer is a lot more complicated.
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