PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending August 16th, 2019

Four percent annual withdrawals from a defensively positioned portfolio may be a good starting point for discussing retirement income, but in reality, such a simple approach will not work for everyone. A robust retirement income plan includes consideration of anticipated mandatory and discretionary expenses, regular assessments of risk in the equity portfolio, active coordination of bond holdings, minimization of taxes, the weighing of income insurance and much more. Find below a series of helpful articles on all these topics. We hope you will share some of what you read with a client or colleague.

Retirement Income Planning
'Modern Tontine Theorists' Have Time-Tested Retirement Income Ideas
The retirement planning challenges facing workers today are by no means new or novel, nor are the many different types of solutions being debated by academics and policymakers. Read more >
Retirement Income Solutions and Strategic Withdrawals
Thomas Dodd, executive director of Pavilion Advisory Group, speaks to the importance of implementing a strategic withdrawal plan once retirees initiate distributions of DC plan assets. Read more >
Casting DC Plans in a Retirement Income Light
Mike Sasso, with Portfolio Evaluations, and a professor at Boston University,  explained a new way of thinking to get plan sponsors to focus on retirement income for participants. Read more >
Individuals Concerned About Impact of RMDs on Taxes
Nearly one-third of individuals surveyed by Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America say they have difficulty understanding how required minimum distributions could impact their overall tax obligation. Read more >
Facing Uncertainty With Laddered Fixed-Income Portfolios
Experts argue bond ladders can work in a rising rate environment and across a variety of unpredictable macroeconomic scenarios—allowing investors to continually readjust their fixed-income exposure.  Read more >
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FINRA Wants to Help You With Reg BI Compliance

As the enforcement date approaches for the sweeping Regulation Best Interest rulemaking package, FINRA is working hand-in-hand with the SEC to ensure effective coordination—and to support advisers working on associated compliance challenges.

Washington Update: Industry Turns Attention to Portman-Cardin Bill
The president’s budget proposal may be short on retirement reforms, but members of Congress are already looking beyond the SECURE Act.
Inheritance Pathways Exist to Replace Stretch IRAs
The SECURE Act is stalled in the U.S. Senate due in part to several lawmakers’ concerns that it does away with so-called “stretch IRAs,” but tax and inheritance experts say other effective tax mitigation strategies are available.
‘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.”
CAPTRUST Acquires Fountain Financial Associates

The team of 10 employees, including five advisers, joins CAPTRUST’s wealth management practice, adding $654 million in assets under management.

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