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December 17th, 2015
Congress Fails in Effort to Slow Fiduciary Rule Process
In the end, none of the various proposals moving in Congress around the omnibus appropriation budget deal regarding the fiduciary rule were included. Read more >
Fed Hike: Little Impact on Investors for Now
For the first time since 2006, the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates at its quarterly meeting, after much anticipation and nail-biting. But not everyone is particularly moved by the quarter-percentage point increase, and this move—likely the first in a series of gradual raises—won’t make much difference to most investors, sources say. Read more >
When Joining the Advisory Industry Is a Natural Fit
Advisory firms are searching out Millennials and Gen Xers not just with the right financial skills, but with the right philosophy about money, life and work as well. It’s not exactly a simple task, but the effort pays real dividends.  Read more >
Participants Under 35 Relying Less on Advisers
A third of participants age 35 to 49 say they are planning to depend less on financial advisers in the years ahead. Read more >
IRS Life Expectancy Tables Updated for Retirees
Meet Dave Barry, Professional Humorist and Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Most ‘Outrageous’ ERISA Complaints Yet Filed?
Keeping Up with the Securing a Strong Retirement Act
Booz Allen Hamilton, Others Face Passive TDF Performance Lawsuits
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DC Fixed Income: The World Has Changed. It’s Time to Catch Up.
Learn how DC plans should respond to a fixed income environment that is more complicated than anything we’ve seen in decades.  Read more >
IRS Releases 2015 Cumulative List
The list of changes in plan qualification requirements is used by retirement plan sponsors and practitioners submitting determination letter applications for their plan documents. Read more >
Industry Should Focus on Preserving Retirement Assets
Cash-outs and loan defaults were responsible for $81 billion in lost retirement assets in 2014, according to a report from Cerulli Associates.  Read more >
Jumbo Size Nest Eggs Are Needed
Even with Wednesday’s very modest boost to interest rates, retiree nest eggs still need to be much larger than what was required 40 years ago to generate the same level of investment income. Read more >
ESOP Participants, Assets Up
The estimated number of plans is 1.6% lower than the NCEO’s official count for the end of 2012, but there is a slight uptick in the number of active participants, and the value of plan assets has been trending up. Read more >
DIVERSIONS: Well-Fed Employees Are Happy Employees
Here’s how to make full-time office workers happy (or at least happier): free snacks at work.  Read more >
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