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October 27th, 2015
Fidelity Accused of Adviser Registration Issues
A complaint filed by state securities regulators in Massachusetts accuses Fidelity of allowing unregistered individuals to utilize its platforms and perform inappropriate functions. Read more >
PBGC Updates Premium Rates for 2016
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation has updated its website with premium rates for 2016, which include a preprogrammed increase. Experts report increased premiums can strain employer commitment to DB plans.  Read more >
When Concentration Beats Diversification
In a twist on what is probably the most common investment mantra out there—diversify, diversify, diversify—university researchers found institutional investors using concentrated investment strategies fared better than more diversified investors in certain circumstances.  Read more >
Millennials Likely Face Later Retirement
The class of 2015 faces a retirement age as late as 75—two years later than what the Class of 2013 could expect—because of increasing student loan debt, rising rents and Millennials’ approach to money management, according to analysis by NerdWallet. Read more >
Fidelity Faces a Myriad of Allegations in New ERISA Lawsuit
Open MEPs Could Create Many Opportunities for Advisers
Education About Tax Treatment and Fees Could Boost 401(k) Participation
AARP Launches Social Security Resource Center
Aggressive Saving Is Simply Essential for Retirement Adequacy
Short-Term Financial Goals Derail Retirement
A Natixis survey finds 43% of those polled have at some point taken a lump-sum distribution rather than keeping assets in a previous employer’s retirement plan or rolling it over to another qualified plan. Read more >
How Will Employers Respond to Changed Savings Incentives?
Following tax reform in Denmark, employers changed their contributions to retirement accounts in step with employees’ savings changes. Read more >
2016 Plan Sponsor of the Year Nominations Close Next Week
The nomination process closes next week, so don’t wait! Please note that all plan sponsors nominated through this form will receive a follow-up form in November asking for more detailed information. Read more >

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