PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending December 4th, 2020

Complementing our online news, the bimonthly print edition of PLANADVISER contains extensive analysis of the most important retirement industry events and market trends. We also present our own proprietary research and columns from leading ERISA attorneys. Find some of our latest “print coverage” linked below, including selected findings from the 2020 Retirement Plan Adviser Survey.

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A Careful Inspection
Advisers can help clients assess whether they’re fulfilling their role as fiduciaries. Read more >
2020 PLANADVISER Retirement Plan Adviser Survey
Retirement plan advisers, perhaps more than any other experts in our industry, have a good sense of the relative strength of the products and services offered by investment and recordkeeping providers. Read more >
Never Too Late
Strategies to help clients who are behind on saving ‘retrieve’ lost time. Read more >
Inflation Protection for DC Investors
TIPS? REITs? Infrastructure stocks? What inflation-sensitive assets will help this time? Read more >
Keeping Clients Safe
Past Advisers of the Year discuss the evolution of their fiduciary services. Read more >
Whether—and How—to Vote Proxies
The DOL has held the position that the fiduciary act of managing ERISA-covered plan assets includes the management of voting rights, and shareholder rights, appurtenant to shares of stock.  Read more >
A Return to Rollover Advice
Most of my clients are individuals, and many of my new client relationships are individual retirement accounts resulting from my rollover recommendations to people who are 401(k) participants. I don’t provide advice, or any other services, to 401(k) plans. How does the Department of Labor (DOL)’s recent proposed exemption affect the rollover advice I provide to plan participants? Read more >
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What Exactly Is Driving the Great Resignation?

Panelists at EBRI’s Spring Policy Forum discussed how various demographic groups tend to reenter the labor force, how workers are supporting themselves if they choose not to return and various other factors impacting labor force participation in 2022. 

Retirement Industry People Moves

CFP Board appoints head of research; Mercer Advisors acquires HYA Advisors; attorney returns to the Wagner Law Group as principal; and more.

Risks and Rewards of Managed Accounts

Managed account solutions may present opportunities for wealth management firms to grow assets and revenues, but they also carry risks that must be effectively managed.

Actuary Lawsuit Highlights Data Breach Risks

A financial services firm is accused of failing to properly secure and safeguard personally identifiable information provided by and belonging to its customers.

Another Circuit Court Rules on ERISA Arbitration Rules

The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that certain types of ERISA claims, while brought by individual participants, ultimately belong to the plan as a whole, meaning individual arbitration agreements cannot as a matter of course prevent such claims from proceeding in court.

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