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
Three New ERISA Lawsuits Bash Actively Managed TDFs

Three new lawsuits question the offering of actively managed target-date funds to retirement plan participants.

Attorneys Offer Closer Reading of DOL’s Open MEP RFI

Advisers and broker/dealers hoping to work with open multiple employer plans now have a short window to offer their perspectives to the Department of Labor and the Internal Revenue Service.

Another Lawsuit Challenges Use of Untested CITs in 401(k) Plan

A similar lawsuit was filed in May against an investment manager and a different plan sponsor.

Court Calls Foul (For Now) on Northrop Grumman Settlement

Following the filing of various class member objections, a federal district court has denied a settlement agreed to by the parties in an ERISA fiduciary breach lawsuit against Northrop Grumman.

Estee Lauder Faces 401(k) Plan Excessive Fee Lawsuit

The lawsuit argues that while the TDFs in the plan are CITs, they are private label CITs with much higher expense ratios than the typical CITs offered by JPMorgan.

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