Happy Friday, readers! The 2017 PLANADVISER National Conference just wrapped up in Orlando. Find below our preliminary coverage of the conference, and stay tuned over the next week for many more timely articles coming out of the numerous conference speeches, panels and presentations. Enjoy!
J.P. Morgan Asset Management’s Anne Lester describes best practices and emerging strategies for helping plan sponsors deliver better participant outcomes in an evolving retirement landscape.
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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.
Some ERISA attorneys argue the Fifth Circuit decision last week to vacate entirely the DOL’s fiduciary rule expansion makes a Supreme Court decision on the matter inevitable; others are less sure that a decisive SCOTUS decision could be forthcoming, instead expecting the SEC to take the lead; still others admit they have little idea how the regulatory picture will shake out, recommending patience and ongoing compliance.
Health savings accounts are often described as the 401(k) of health care—so it is only natural that retirement specialist advisers can play an important role in educating the public about these important savings vehicles; survey data shows more education and advice is desperately needed.