Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
September 14th, 2015
GAO Identifies Reasons Most Plan Sponsors Use TDFs as QDIA
Stakeholders stated that plan sponsors generally selected custom TDFs because the products provide a more hands-on approach to investment management, and a greater chance to match the glide path with participant demographics.  Read more >
Fiduciary Duty and the ESG Catch 22
Opponents of the ESG philosophy have strived to define it as a privation—as the sacrifice of lucrative energy and oil company stocks because of moral discomfort. A rational ethical scheme, perhaps, but not a system that is financially sound. Read more >
Rainmakers, Support Hogs and Other Adviser Types
A new study from kasina, “What Advisors Do Online: Implications of Segmentation on Digital Engagement,” leverages previous research that identified five adviser segments: Order Takers, Rainmakers, Self-Sufficients, Support Hogs and Technophiles. Each group seems to operate differently in some important ways when working online. Read more >
GRP Advisor Alliance Adds Six Firms
Six advisory firms representing $10 billion in retirement plan assets have joined GRP Advisor Alliance. The expansion follows June’s addition of four advisers on the heels of its sale to the adviser group.  Read more >
Why Small Business Owners Often Resist 401(k)s
What Exactly Is Driving the Great Resignation?
John Hancock Defeats ERISA Foreign Tax Credit Lawsuit
'Massive' Fraud Charges Trigger Allianz Global Investors U.S. Sale to Voya
Retirement Industry People Moves
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PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers – Profile of the Day
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Got Books?
Take our survey and find out what your 401(k) peers are reading—next week, we’ll have book recommendations from Bob Doll, Ed Murphy and Jim MacDonald, among others. Read more >
Robo-Adviser Offers Integrated Recordkeeping and Advice Platform
Betterment founder and CEO Jon Stein tells PLANADVISER Betterment for Business is the only full-service platform providing recordkeeping and automated advice. Read more >
Assessing SEC’s ReTIRE Initiative
On June 22, the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations announced the multi-year Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations Initiative, known as “ReTIRE” for short. PLANADVISER columnist David Kaleda, principal in the Fiduciary Responsibility practice group at the Groom Law Group, explains what you should know about ReTIRE.  Read more >
Retirement Industry People Moves
The week’s people moves include a series of promotions in the Index funds division at LGIMA. Read more >
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