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2021 Practice Progress Series: Steps to Advance Diversity in the World of Finance

2021 Practice Progress Series: Steps to Advance Diversity in the World of Finance

Successful advisers say mentorship is a key to solving the industry’s clear and present diversity problem. There are other strategies that work as well, including creating compensation frameworks that take into account the challenges of moving from a salary or hourly-based position to a job frequently involving commissions and potentially complex, incentive-based pay structures. This hourlong editorial webinar will examine these and other important topics meant to help advisers address the lack of diversity in the financial advisory field.

Washington DC Update with Brad Campbell

Washington DC Update with Brad Campbell

In year one of the Biden presidency, the administration moved quickly to chart its own course on the retirement landscape. Join our discussion as ERISA expert Brad Campbell shares the very latest on major topics with important implications for plan fiduciaries:

ESG Investments in Retirement Plans
SECURE Act 2.0
Tax Proposals Affecting Retirement Benefits
The Fiduciary Rule

Change is Coming – Are You Ready? Learnings from recent survey results

Change is Coming – Are You Ready? Learnings from recent survey results

Nearly 330 plan sponsors were surveyed on plan and participant needs with results highlighting new trends and specific actions advisors can take to increase plan sponsor satisfaction. Join Ron Cohen and Gary Shipper from Allspring Global Investments as they highlight findings from our new Science of Satisfaction survey and share new insights that you can use in your practice to demonstrate your value, increase your effectiveness, and retain and grow your most valuable relationships. Key trends of discussion:

-What impact did the COVID-19 pandemic have on plan sponsors, and what changes would they like to make going forward?
-How satisfied are plan sponsors with their advisors? What steps can advisors take to help ensure sponsor satisfaction?
-What are the emerging trends most important to advisors?
-What do sponsors think are of highest importance to employees? How can advisors help sponsors achieve their goals?

2021 Practice Progress Series: How Has the PEP Marketplace Developed in Year One?

2021 Practice Progress Series: How Has the PEP Marketplace Developed in Year One?

The topic of pooled employer plans (PEPs) has been in the headlines of PLANADVISER Magazine and PLANADVISER.com since the passage of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act in late 2019. With the formal launch of the PEP marketplace in early 2021, this webinar will offer a chance to take stock of how much progress has been made so far. We will examine which PEPs and pooled plan providers (PPPs) are finding early success, and why they are standing out. And, as always, we will consider what comes next.

Mystery No More: Portfolio Allocation, Income and Spending in Retirement

Mystery No More: Portfolio Allocation, Income and Spending in Retirement

How do people manage their income and spending in retirement? How do they adjust their asset allocation as they transition into retirement? Certainly, there is survey data on the subject and much informed speculation. Yet the full picture—based on empirical evidence that shows how people actually behave—has remained elusive.

Drawing on an Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) database of more than 23 million 401(k)1 and IRA accounts, and JPMorgan Chase data for around 62 million households, we studied 31,000 people as they approached and entered retirement between 2013 and 2018 to demystify what actually happens as people transition into retirement.2

2021 Practice Progress Series: Learning From PLANADVISER: Retirement Plan Adviser Survey

2021 Practice Progress Series: Learning From PLANADVISER: Retirement Plan Adviser Survey

Sponsored by American Century Investments
This hourlong, in-depth discussion of our annual flagship research survey can’t be missed! As our survey shows, 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. One adviser, speaking last September at the virtual 2020 PLANADVISER National Conference (PANC), said he works with more than 20 recordkeepers concurrently. And that might just be the median number; another speaker said her firm has relationships with over 60! Get the inside scoop about the leading retirement industry providers during this exclusive panel discussion.

Retirement Plan Design: Don’t Forget a Plan For Retirement

Retirement Plan Design: Don’t Forget a Plan For Retirement

Participants not only need to save in their retirement plan—they need a plan for retirement. In-plan guaranteed retirement income can boost their retirement readiness and benefit your clients. Their success is your success—be proactive by delivering value through addressing retirement transitions.

It’s critical to address retirement transitions. In this session, we’ll focus on participant needs and how you can bring retirement income in-plan.

We’ll discuss:

Evolution of DC plans
Consumer demand for in-plan guaranteed income
Benefits to plan sponsors and participants
Guaranteed income options, with an in-depth review of guaranteed lifetime withdrawal benefit designs

Financial Independence is the New Retirement

Financial Independence is the New Retirement

“Retirement” has become an antiquated term, and most workers are seeking a future that suits their personal goals. Employees are more interested in achieving financial independence and, with it, the freedom to pursue whichever lifestyle they desire. In this webinar you’ll hear from a panel of experts on how advisers can adjust their approach to employer sponsored retirement plans to better support employers and employees in their pursuit of financial independence.

Living Up to Plan Sponsor and Plan Participant Expectations

Living Up to Plan Sponsor and Plan Participant Expectations

In this panel discussion, we will examine how the expectations of plan sponsors and participants are evolving—and what financial professionals must do to stay competitive. Key points that will be covered are:

– How to compete with more sophisticated advisory firms and the impact of consolidation
– Communicating your value proposition
– Delivering personalization at scale (by leveraging technology and data)

2021 Practice Progress Series: SEPs, SIMPLEs and More: Growing a Practice With Smaller Clients

2021 Practice Progress Series: SEPs, SIMPLEs and More: Growing a Practice With Smaller Clients

Many retirement plan specialist advisers spend the bulk of their time working on 401(k) plans, and potentially on 403(b)s and defined benefit (DB) pensions. However, such solutions are often best suited for mid- and large-sized employers, and, thus, it can be challenging for advisers to profitably and efficiently serve small business clients and sole proprietorships. This is where simplified employee pensions (SEPs) and savings incentive match plans for employees (SIMPLEs) come into play.
This hourlong editorial-driven webinar will feature a panel of micro-market experts addressing the related topics of efficiently and profitably serving this end of the retirement planning market. We will cover the basics of SEPs, SIMPLEs and other savings arrangement, before exploring the many opportunities this client segment affords.

2021 Practice Progress Series: Evolution in the DCIO Provider Landscape

2021 Practice Progress Series: Evolution in the DCIO Provider Landscape

Marking its 10th anniversary in 2021, the PLANADVISER Defined Contribution Investment Only (DCIO) Survey has been chronicling the slow but steady changes remaking this important marketplace. As our panelists will discuss during this hourlong editorial webinar, the evolution has been considerable. For example, the stable-value and insurance-based products that were common many decades ago now make up only 10% of the market, and nearly two-thirds (65%) of assets reside in asset-allocation or equity-based products.
Among other trends, the panel will describe how this transformation was fueled by the explosive growth in access to mutual funds, which captured more than 70% of DC plan assets earlier this decade before falling to 56% in 2020. Attendees will also hear about what the panel expects to come next for DCIO providers, which face consolidation pressures and fee compression similar to many other parts of the investment industry.

The Growth of Personalization in Retirement Plans: Product vs Solution

The Growth of Personalization in Retirement Plans: Product vs Solution

Products have not had strong traction in the retirement space, mainly because they don’t meet the needs or expectations of plan participants. Furthermore, with a lack of innovation since the rollout of target date funds, plan participants are seeking a more solutions-based approach. This webinar is geared for those financial professionals that are seeking to learn more about the future of personalization, retirement income and participant education.

2021 Practice Progress Series: Succession Planning—and How to Retire as an Adviser

2021 Practice Progress Series: Succession Planning—and How to Retire as an Adviser

Financial advisers focused on serving retirement plans and individual retirement account (IRA) owners are used to talking about the financial transition their clients will eventually make, from earning a steady income to living off of accumulated assets and investments. For any number of reasons, there is much less attention paid to advisers’ own long-term financial futures, and, indeed, many advisers nearing the traditional retirement age have yet to seriously plan their next step. Many know their business is valuable, but extracting that value is another question, and so is the issue of what happens to clients.
This hourlong editorial webinar will bring together speakers who are experienced in this challenging topic. The panel will address the succession planning topic from start to finish—covering the process of valuing an established firm, finding a potential internal or external successor, and then exiting the business.