PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 21st, 2016
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. Looking back over the last decade of retirement specialist adviser industry coverage, it cannot be denied that the fundamental role of an adviser working in our niche has changed. This has resulted, naturally, in a big shift in the types of products and services advisers prefer—and which providers they look to first. Featured in this weekend’s newsletter is our latest Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, in which advisers frankly assess their preferred investment managers and recordkeepers. Enjoy!
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2016 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey Highlights
PLANADVISER Editor-in-Chief Alison Cooke Mintzer offers a high-level overview of our annual Retirement Plan Adviser Survey. She observes that some clear differences in rankings are visible in some of the categories, but in many, one provider’s top rank may result from just a few votes, “perhaps showing that advisers find a good percentage of the retirement plan industry recordkeeper and investment providers to be on equal par.” Read more >
PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey: Explore the Findings
Our data parsing tool allows you to dig deeply into advisers’ preferences when it comes to a variety of services and products offered by recordkeepers and investment managers. For example, you can search the top criteria used to decide which funds are appropriate for which plans, or simply view the top 10 mutual fund families favored by advisers overall. Please explore!  Read more >
PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey: Provider Profiles
Readers can also filter research results by firm for a comprehensive look at how a given provider compares with the competition. How do your favorite providers stack up?  Read more >
Survey Background and Methodology
This August and September, approximately 15,000 advisers were asked to respond to the 2016 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey, developed by the magazine’s editorial and research teams. Read more >
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Dissecting TIAA Subsidiary’s $97 Million SEC Rollover Settlement

A subsidiary of TIAA will settle conflict of interest charges related to the provision of rollover advice to employer-sponsored retirement plan participants; the development offers up some important considerations for financial services professionals.

Empower to Acquire Full-Service Retirement Business of Prudential

Empower will acquire Prudential’s DC, DB, non-qualified and rollover IRA business, in addition to its stable value and separate account investment products and platforms.

With Prudential Acquisition, Empower Aims for Growth Up to 3x Faster Than Other Recordkeepers

The CEO of the nation’s No. 2 recordkeeper says Empower’s focus will continue to be on a best-in-class user experience.

‘Secure Act 2.0’ Likely to Become a Reality

Retirement Plan Execs Confident Senate Will Pass the Bill Into Law

Talking Scale With Voya, Sterling Resources Leaders

Over the past decade, the universe of retirement plan recordkeepers has contracted from about 400 to approximately 150, with no signs of slowing. Experts say one lesson learned in this time is that not all scale is created equal.

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