PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 13th, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
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!
PLANADVISER National Conference
PANC 2017: The New Conflict of Interest
Under the evolving fiduciary landscape, how can an adviser protect the business while offering effective advice to clients? Read more >
PANC 2017: Maximizing the Workplace Savings System
Retirement plan advisers are in a unique position to help working Americans build wealth and a sense of security and dignity when it comes to thinking about long-term finances. Read more >
PANC 2017: Plan Sponsor Confidential
Two winners of the Plan Sponsor of the Year awards program reveal how their advisers helped move the dial on their plans. Read more >
PANC 2017: How Data Interpretation Affects Retirement Projections
Two leading retirement industry executives refute the claim that the nation faces a retirement crisis and point to several ways retirement plans can be strengthened. Read more >
PANC 2017: Helping Your Clients With Governance
Having structured processes in place is key. Read more >
PANC 2017: Guide to the Markets
J.P. Morgan Funds economist Dr. David Kelly sees the greatest opportunities in emerging markets and Europe. Read more >
PANC 2017: Business Models of the Future
Despite changes brought on by the DOL’s fiduciary rule, retirement plan advisers should focus on structuring their business model to best service plan sponsors and participants. Read more >
PANC 2017: How Data Interpretation Affects Retirement Projections
Two leading retirement industry executives refute the claim that the nation faces a retirement crisis and point to several ways retirement plans can be strengthened. Read more >
PANC 2017: Stronger DC Plans Built for a Changing World
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. Read more >
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Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation

Findings from a Capital One survey about why employees do not participate in their employer-sponsored retirement plan offers opportunities for education, according to Stuart Robertson.

IRS to Focus on Retirement Plan Distributions and 403(b) Plan Rules in 2019

A Program Letter lists compliance strategies for the agency for next year.

Inertia Remains a Plan Sponsor Problem, Too

The language of “inertia” and “disengagement” are often used to describe the natural state of retirement plan participants, but new research from Wells Fargo suggests plan sponsors are also prone to settling with the status quo.

How Rising Interest Rates Affect Stable Value Funds
While money market funds may look more appealing in the short run, this is not expected to last.
Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
Should Congress or federal regulators eliminate the common nexus and bad apple rules that have held back open multiple employer plans, experts anticipate many more small businesses will jump in.

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

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

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