Happy Friday, PLANADVISER readers. The top news this week for advisers is the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. After much debate, the conflict-of-interest rule is finally up for final review at the Office of Management and Budget. Below are top-clicked articles for the week and other curated content in compliance, client services and practice management.
After years of speculation and an intense, ongoing retirement plan industry debate, the Department of Labor has advanced its conflict of interest regulations to the Office of Management and Budget for final review.
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Target-date funds and other QDIAs are often thought of as set-it and forget-it investments, but new data from J.P. Morgan Asset Management highlights the need for ongoing guidance and education among DC plan participants.
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In addition to self-dealing allegations, the complaint calls out Fidelity for not negotiating revenue sharing refunds for its 401(k) plan participants and not considering stable value options for its plan investment lineup, among other things.
A detailed analysis prepared by Aon suggests the typical worker would have to start saving at age 25 and put away 16% of pay annually—including the employer retirement plan match—to achieve a stable retirement outlook by age 67.