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
SECURE Act Ensnared in Senate After Flying Through House
Washington insiders say Senator Ted Cruz is probably the biggest roadblock to the SECURE Act being passed in the near-term under unanimous consent; among other issues, he wants the bill to allow people to use tax-advantaged 529 college savings accounts to pay for home school expenses.
Adidas 401(k) Lawsuit Argues Passive Funds Best for Participants

Participants allege Adidas’ decision-making, monitoring and soliciting bids from investment funds was deficient

Dow, DuPont and Corteva Sued for Allegedly Ducking Pension Obligations

According to plaintiffs in a new ERISA lawsuit, the pension plan in question was underfunded by nearly $6 billion dollars when its assets and liabilities were transferred to a spinoff company.

Retirement Industry People Moves

Insight Investment names portfolio strategist; Ascensus adds RVP to cover northern Texas region; QMA announces chief business officer; and more.

Newly Allowed 401(k)s Will Need Advisers
Advisers may shy away from helping hemp and CBD companies with their 401(k)s because they may find themselves crossing into advising for a cannabis company as well, but there are protections—and money to be made.

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

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

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