PLANADVISER Weekend Newsdash
Week ending May 1st, 2020

PLANADVISER publishes the bulk of our news content online, but we are also proud to continue presenting our bimonthly print edition. Complementing our online news, the print edition contains extensive analysis of the most important 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.

Editor's choice
Publisher's Note: How Will We Move Forward?
The country will get through this, but things will not be the same on the other side. Read more >
Pooled Strength
PEPs should be a boon to small employers—how advisers, too, can gain from these plans. Read more >
Keeping Up With the Workplace
Black Americans need more representation in the financial advisory field. Read more >
Let Me Introduce Myself
Advisers talk about how they seek client referrals. Read more >
Invested in Technology
Technology resources for retirement plans and retirement plan advisers have increased dramatically over the last decade and a half. Whether all of the new entrants to the technology space have been improvements could be debated, depending on whom you ask. Read more >
The Risks of DC Investing
Some risks are ‘participant experienced’ and some ‘participant controlled.’ Read more >
New Obligation to the SEC
I’m an investment adviser registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). I provide investment advice to individuals about rollovers from 401(k) plans or transfers from existing IRAs (individual retirement accounts) to IRAs that I manage. Will I have to provide a client relationship summary (Form CRS)?  Read more >
On Small Plans and Large
Any size plan could be a target for fee litigation. Read more >
Small-Plan Governance
Advisers can help with the functions of a committee—even a three-member one. Read more >
MOST POPULAR STORIES
TIAA Faces New Managed Account Rollover Complaint Months After Settling SEC Charges

A new lawsuit suggests the individual advisory program TIAA clients were rolled into was significantly more expensive and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in fees for TIAA—without providing commensurate performance benefits.

DOL Announces Anticipated ESG Fiduciary Investing Rule

Agency leaders say the principal idea of the new proposal is that climate change and other ESG factors can be financially material and, when they are, considering them will inevitably lead to better long-term risk-adjusted returns.

Social Security Benefits Will Grow 5.9% in 2022 Amid Renewed Inflation Concerns

The important federal benefit increases when the cost of living rises, as measured by the Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, or the ‘CPI-W.’

Retirement Industry People Moves

Impax appoints Ed Farrington as head of distribution for North America; Prudential forms new Prudential Retirement Strategies business; Northern Trust appoints Gary Paulin as head of global strategic solutions; and more.

Calmer Summer Yields to Volatile Fall for U.S. Investors

Individual and institutional investors were feeling better about market risks before getting a Delta-driven reality check.

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