PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending November 18th, 2016
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Data and Research
Scorecard Reports Millennials Are Participating More in Retirement Savings
The key to the increase in engagement seems to be automatic and mobile enrollment. Read more >
Products
Capitol One Eliminates Commission-Based IRAs
As the implementation date for the Department of Labor (DOL)’s Conflict of Interest rule approaches, Capital One Investing will be moving away from commission-based products within its retirement-account services. Read more >
Investing
DC Specialists Embrace Custom TDFs
The number of DC specialist advisers making customized target-date fund recommendations has increased significantly in just the last year. Read more >
Compliance
Second Suit Targets Edward Jones Over Self-Dealing Claims
Edward Jones is being accused by another set of plaintiffs of favoring the investments of its “preferred partners” in its 401(k) plan, enriching the firm at the expense of performance. Read more >
Compliance
Financial Engines and Xerox Questioned in ERISA Suit
The latest ERISA lawsuit to be filed targets Xerox and Financial Engines for advice arrangements negotiated between the firms and several Ford Motor Company retirement plans. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
Many Retirees Spending More Than They Expected

However, retirees spend 32% less than non-retirees.

First Deadline Looming for SEC Electronic Disclosure Compliance

When the SEC adopted the new Rule 30e-3 earlier this year, creating a new system for electronic delivery of fund information, it also established a transition disclosure period that starts in January, during which "funds that choose to implement the new delivery method for shareholder reports provide prominent disclosures in prospectuses and certain other shareholder documents that will notify investors of the upcoming change in transmission format.”

Progressive Plan Design Features Have Moved Down-Market
These are streamlining plan administration, increasing investment diversification and improving participant outcomes.
MetLife Pension Calculations Questioned in ERISA Complaint

The complaint suggests MetLife is failing to meet its obligations to ensure different annuity options offered to pension plan participants are actuarially equivalent default benefit, as required under ERISA.

Employee Knowledge Levels Indicate Need for Financial Wellness Education

Employees expressed concerns about budgeting, health care and emergency funds, and low levels of knowledge about financial and retirement topics were reported.

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

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

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