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August 19th, 2015
Group Estimates Fiduciary Rule Cost at $3.9B
A new report from the Financial Services Institute projects the DOL’s fiduciary rule implementation would cost nearly 20 times what the agency has estimated. The report argues the DOL does not take into account the ongoing costs of maintaining compliance with the rule, which will be substantial for many serving the qualified retirement plans market. Read more >
Clearing Up Money Market Fund Reform Misunderstanding
Some qualified retirement plan sponsors and service providers are misinterpreting the likely impact of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s money market fund reforms, opining the rulemaking will necessarily drive defined contribution plans away from retail money market funds. In fact this is not the case. Read more >
Addressing New Same-Sex Marriage Rules
In a 5 to 4 landmark opinion issued June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court in Obergefell v. Hodges held that each state must allow marriages between two people of the same sex and recognize such marriages when they were lawfully performed in another state. PLANADVISER columnist Marcia Wagner, of the Wagner Law Group, explains what your retirement plan clients need to know. Read more >
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Retirement Industry People Moves
Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations
Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants
Recordkeeping Landscape Has Shifted Significantly
Recordkeeping systems are not as varied as they used to be, but it’s still important for plan advisers to help their sponsor clients pick the right provider. The major differentiators today include “volume, customization and control,” says Debbie Pritchard, a vice president who leads Schwab Retirement Technologies. Read more >
Few Americans Saving More for Retirement
Only 19% of Americans have increased the amount they are contributing to their retirement savings in the past year, found through a survey. In addition, 14% are saving less, and 55% are saving the same amount. Read more >

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