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August 26th, 2015
Don’t Forget About FINRA
Only rarely will one financial markets regulator comment formally on another’s rulemaking, but FINRA did just that with the DOL’s fiduciary rule proposal. The self-regulatory agency hasn’t exactly dominated trade publication headlines in recent months, but it remains active on enforcement and rulemaking efforts that will impact retirement advisers.  Read more >
Volatility, Delivering Yield Top of Mind for Advisers
Can’t live with it, can’t succeed in retirement planning without it. A timely survey examines adviser and investor attitudes about volatility. Read more >
Certain Identity Theft Benefits Not Considered Taxable
The IRS says identity protection received as a result of a data breach will not be considered taxable benefits. Read more >
2015 PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Guide
Working as a retirement plan adviser, if nothing else, means working in the business of relationships. 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
PLANADVISER Top 100 – Profile of the Day
Ellen Lander, principal and founder at Renaissance Benefit Advisors Group, describes her mission as helping retirement plan sponsors meet and manage their fiduciary responsibilities under ERISA—creating a foundation for their employees to become financially prepared for retirement. Read more >
Why Aren’t More Advisers Talking About Claiming Strategies?
Misconceptions, regret and scanty resources all mean an opportunity for advisers to start the conversation with plan participants. Read more >
HSAs Growing in Popularity, EBRI Finds
Account balances in health savings accounts with investments average about six times the balance of HSAs without investments, according to the Employee Benefit Research Institute. Read more >
LPL Vendor Affinity Program Adds MoneyGuidePro
PIEtech Inc., the creator of financial planning software MoneyGuidePro, has been selected for inclusion in the LPL Financial Vendor Affinity Program. Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

Advertising: Paul Zampitella

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