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May 29, 2015
Student loans threaten retirement savings
Older people are finding their retirement is being threatened by—student loan debt?... Full Story
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May 29, 2015
FINRA chief says DOL proposal not the way forward
The Department of Labor’s proposed conflict of interest rule is not the “appropriate way” to create a uniform standard of care for advisors to retirement investors, according to Robert Ketchum, CEO of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. ... Full Story
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May 29, 2015
Financial Times lists top DC plan advisors
The Financial Times has released its Top 401 Retirement Advisors of 2015, recognizing the top financial advisors who specialize in serving defined contribution retirement plans.... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Complex process leads to needless cash-outs
More than 40 years after passage of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the plan portability lawmakers envisioned for workers has been hampered by roll-in processes perceived as confusing by an increasingly mobile workforce. ... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Brokers drive voluntary sales
Benefits brokers were the primary drivers of growth in the voluntary market, according to Eastbridge Consulting Group. ... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Workers can’t be bothered with 401(k)s
Employees are participating in their 401(k) plans at a record rate, with record-high balances. But that doesn’t mean they’re taking an active role.... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
HIT repeal surpasses majority in House
A major revenue source for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act may be about to go bye-bye.... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Fewer advisors means more automation: Celent
Automated channels will be necessary to firms that want to serve clients well. ... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Closing the investor-manager gap on hedge fund transparency
Report says new ideas for data management and new market practices needed. ... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Foundations’ impact investing largely talk, study finds
Foundation leaders see their main fiduciary responsibility as maximizing financial returns. ... Full Story
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May 28, 2015
Talk of FINRA as advisor SRO rears its head again
Rep. French Hill said at FINRA annual he would 'explore' legislation to give FINRA advisor exam authority.... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Obama PBGC nominee awaits Senate approval
The White House announced the nomination W. Thomas Reeder Jr. as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. last week. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
Thousands of 401(k)s fail non-discrimination tests
More than 54,000 401(k) plans failed their most recent non-discrimination tests by the IRS, according to new data from Judy Diamond Associates. ... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
James Moss Elected to IARFC Board of Directors
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May 27, 2015
Employers dropping spousal coverage
Fewer employers are offering full or even partial spousal coverage, as corporations redesign their benefits packages in response to the shifting health benefits landscape.... Full Story
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May 27, 2015
RIAs not completely off the hook with DOL
RIAs advising 401(k) plans that don’t have broker-dealer affiliations or revenue relationships with proprietary investment products will likely feel little impact from the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule, according to attorneys at Drinker Biddle. ... Full Story
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