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August 1st, 2017
Inside View of DOL Fiduciary Rule Arguments Before 5th Circuit
Oral arguments in the consolidated case against the DOL and its fiduciary rule reforms were heard Monday morning by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals; ERISA attorney Erin Sweeney offers her take. Read more >
401(k) Rollovers to IRAs
How does the delay of the DOL fiduciary rule affect my responsibilities when I recommend that participants take distributions from an ERISA plan and roll them over to an IRA that I will advise? Read more >
Front-End Load Mutual Fund Decline Continues
Actively managed mutual funds attracted significant adviser-intermediated assets during the first half of 2017, but money is quickly flowing out of non-institutional active share classes. Read more >
Two-Thirds of Private-Industry Workers Have Access to Retirement Plan
Among private-industry workers, 66% had access to a retirement plan, with a take-up rate of 75% and participation rate of 50% overall. Take-up rate is higher because it includes those in a plan that does not require a participant contribution. Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
Millennials Lack Confidence in Retiring When They Want
However, a significant amount of optimism was reported when it came to whether Millennials will be better off financially than their parents. Read more >
Closed and Frozen DB Plans Still Require Advisers
While most employers outsource administration of frozen and closed DB plans, others team with consultants to set goals, tame plan data and answer questions concerning benefit accruals. Read more >
Now in its sixth year of publication, the PLANADVISER Defined Contribution Investment Only Survey continues its trend of finding a steady increase in DC plan assets among the survey’s 41 participating providers. Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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