PLANSPONSOR Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 16th, 2016
Happy Friday, readers! This weekend’s mailing highlights the latest feature articles and research from PLANADVISER print. Complementing our daily online news coverage, our bimonthly print edition takes a deeper dive into the topics and trends that matter most for retirement specialist advisers. It also features thought-provoking artwork, insights from esteemed ERISA expert columnists, and more!
Editor's choice
Servicing Micro Plans
While advisers’ skills are much needed in the micro-market, can the business be profitable? Read more >
Staying Within Bounds
Does the new fiduciary rule create a fine line between education and advice? And if so, what does it mean in practice?  Read more >
The Right Pick
When retirement plan advisers work with third-party administrators, they need to delineate each party’s—including the recordkeeper’s—respective roles. Read more >
2016 PLANADVISER Recordkeeper Services Guide
Depending on the adviser and the number and types of clients served, keeping up to date, especially about recordkeepers, can be a daunting task. Read more >
Momentum and the PPA
Although the PPA did not focus on incentives to increase the number of employers offering retirement plans, it did boost participation through greater use of the automatic plan features, and influenced a move away from stable value or money market funds as the default investment, according to the 2006 and 2015 PLANSPONSOR Defined Contribution surveys. Read more >
Advisers Beware and Be Cautious When Talking Taxes in 2018

During a webinar called to discuss the advisory industry impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, experts warned advisers to be ready to decline to offer tax advice during 2018—over and over again.

Three Quarters of Americans Have Not Planned for LTC Needs

Yet nearly six in 10 say saving for long-term care is a financial priority

Wells Fargo Advisors SEC Filing Hints at Federal Fiduciary Investigation

The firm says it does not have additional information to share at this juncture beyond what has been noted in a 2017 year-end SEC filing; in that newly emerged document, Wells Fargo Advisors says it has begun an internal investigation into “whether there have been inappropriate referrals or recommendations” made by its advisors, including with respect to rollovers for 401(k) plan participants.

Confusion Abounds After Fifth Circuit Decision Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule

The latest decision out of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals throws a dramatic new element of confusion into the epic regulatory saga that has been the rollout of the Department of Labor fiduciary rule.

Advisers Moving to a Client-Centric Model

Advisers are using new planning models and smarter technology, including automation, so that they can offer personalized service, SEI finds.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

Advertising: Paul Zampitella

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