PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending September 29th, 2018

Happy Friday, readers! The editors of PLANADVISER want to extend our sincere gratitude to all of those who attended the 2018 PLANADVISER National Conference this week in Orlando—and especially to those who participated in panels and presentations. For those who missed the event, this weekend’s newsletter offers a detailed recap of the challenges, opportunities, solutions and strategies discussed by leading advisers, providers and plan sponsors. If you enjoyed the event, you may want to learn more about our upcoming “Best of PSNC” one-day events, or our first-ever HSA Conference—coming soon to New York City.

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PANC 2018: DOL Audits of Retirement Plan Advisers
The DOL wants to ensure that retirement plan advisers are delivering on all services listed in their contracts with retirement plan sponsors. Read more >
PANC 2018: Stable Value Fund Mechanics
Ten years after the Great Recession, there continues to be a great focus on the best way to handle capital preservation on the DC retirement plan menu. Read more >
PANC 2018: Responding to RFPs
It has become more common for plans with upwards of $20 million in assets to go through a formal RFP process to find a new adviser, but it can be a cumbersome process to respond. Read more >
PANC 2018: Top Trends
A look at actively managed versus passively managed equity and bond funds, blended target-date funds, and with more sponsors encouraging retirees to remain in their plan, how defined contribution plans need to address retirement income solutions. Read more >
PANC 2018: Plan Committee Excellence
To this day, one of the most common reasons plan sponsors turn to advisers is to get assistance with governance, including items such as putting in processes that help avoid litigation and running an efficient committee meeting. Read more >
PANC 2018: Practice Efficiencies
The importance of hiring the right people and managing their functions efficiently. Read more >
PANC 2018: Financial Wellness
The importance of measuring return on investment and addressing participants’ short-term needs. Read more >
PANC 2018: Team Building
The various ways to expand your practice. Read more >
PANC 2018: The Future of Retirement Advising
A look at consolidation, the role of recordkeepers and the importance of financial wellness programs. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Walgreen Sued for Keeping Underperforming TDFs in 401(k)

Despite a market “teeming with better-performing alternatives,” the plaintiffs say, Walgreen selected the Northern Trust Funds, which already had a history of poor performance.

‘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.”
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Washington insiders say Senator Ted Cruz is probably the biggest roadblock to the SECURE Act being passed in the near-term under unanimous consent; among other issues, he wants the bill to allow people to use tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts to pay for home school expenses.
IRS Private Letter Ruling Solves Crucial Annuity Transaction Friction Point

A new IRS private letter ruling essentially conforms the tax treatment of properly structured advisory fees from non-qualified annuity contracts to those paid out of qualified accounts, which typically are not treated as taxable distributions.

The DOL’s Fiduciary Race Ahead of 2021
There is precious little time remaining for the proposal and adoption of any new advisory industry conflict of interest rules that the DOL hopes to make effective during this presidential administration.

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com

Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com

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