Suggestions from the industry include eliminating the 180-day enforced waiting period triggered by a third failed ‘top off’ examination, involving community colleges in the licensing process and making remote services a permanent feature of FINRA’s testing approach, even after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
Retirement plan experts say people in this market are in need of advisers who are attuned to and understand their needs.
Pentegra will provide recordkeeping and 3(16) fiduciary administrator services, and LeafHouse Financial will provide 3(38) discretionary investment fiduciary services for the plan.
When considering ESG investing, retirement plan sponsors are still concerned about performance and transparency, and some are confused by the latest DOL guidance.
Continuing a trend that began in 2012, ESG criteria related to climate change and carbon emissions remained the most important environmental issue for institutions surveyed by U.S. SIF.
Seventy-nine percent are incorporating socially responsible investing into their practices, according to an Eaton Vance survey.
“Providing advisers with materials that can be used to educate clients about a firm’s approach to ESG investing is crucial in increasing adviser adoption,” says Ed Louis, a senior analyst at Cerulli Associates.
A new white paper argues that investors can use their hard-earned dollars to make a positive impact on the world while also enhancing the performance characteristics of their portfolios.
This will drive broader growth in ESG, Cerulli Associates says.
According to the College for Financial Planning, investors of all kinds are clamoring for more information about sustainable investments and corporate responsibility.
Retirement plan administration platform the LightPoint Kingdom(k) retirement plan aims at Christian business owners.
While the investing rules controlling the Connecticut public pension fund are different from those governing corporate retirement plans, the argumentation as to why gun manufacturer divestment may be the right thing to do offers some food for thought for anyone charged with the fiduciary management of retirement plan assets.
Forty-six percent say they would “save less” or “stop saving” in their 401(k) if the tax deferred status of their plan was taken away, according to the Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism Index.
The partnership will focus on sustainable investing.