PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending October 30th, 2015
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers! We are pleased to bring you this inaugural edition of PLANADVISERweekend, a new newsletter that we know will make a great addition to our daily mailings and bi-monthly print publications. Here you will find a selection of the week’s top-clicked articles and other selected content curated by the PLANADVISER staff—all to help you stay informed and prepare for another busy week running your businesses and improving retirement plans. 
Editor's choice
Retirement Preparedness Needle Not Moving
Financial Finesse offers suggestions for improving employees’ retirement preparedness and making sure Millennials do not end up in the same situation many Baby Boomers are in now. Read more >
Technologically Savvy Advisers Reap More Assets
Technologically savvy advisers, which Fidelity Clearing & Custody is dubbing “eAdvisers,” reap several advantages. They have nearly 40% more assets under management, attract more Gen X and Gen Y investors and are more adept at expanding their geographic reach. Read more >
Income Planning Requires Annuity Know-How
With Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Massachusetts) annuity report grabbing headlines this week, readers told us it’s important for lawmakers to remember there are big differences between retail and institutional advisory practices. Here’s what it takes to bring annuities to clients.  Read more >
OCIO Market Expansion Reaching Public DBs
This week we heard from Cerulli Associates that asset managers and advisory firms are benefitting from strong growth in outsourced chief investment officer business among a relatively untapped client bases—public defined benefit plans. Read more >
Rx Costs Drive Up Amount Needed for Retirement
Plan sponsors are charging headlong into open enrollment season—and chances are they are feeling some pain from premium growth. Research released this week finds one real source of pressure is the cost of prescription drugs.  Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Half of Households Likely to Face a Retirement Shortfall

Looking at whether retirees will be able to replace 75% of their final-year earnings, the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College found the number of households at risk of facing a shortfall range from 42% to 60%.

Proposed Hardship Withdrawal Amended Regulations Issued by IRS

Under the proposed regulations, 401(k) plan sponsors could choose to make additional accounts available for hardship withdrawals.

Wells Fargo’s Annual Retirement Study Portrays an Industry in Transition

Executives overseeing the survey report agreed that the U.S. is just beginning to see the real impact of decades of public policy decisions and private employer efforts to fundamentally reshape the retirement landscape.  

Average Age Americans Plan to Retire Is 62

However, only 56% of people have calculated how much income they need to retire, MassMutual learned in a survey.

High-Net-Worth Individuals Would Like to Use RMDs to Offset Taxes

They also say they will not need the money for day-to-day living expenses, Allianz Life found in a survey.

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

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

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