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December 19, 2014
Communication, referrals drive best RIA firms
Their 2014 RIA Benchmarking Study sets out to define the marketing and business practices of the highest performing firms, in the hope of motivating stagnate counterparts.... Full Story
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December 19, 2014
More report health cost hardship after PPACA
Nearly half of consumers say affording medical bills is a hardship them and their family, up 10 points from a year ago, according to a new poll. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Legal fight likely over pension reforms
Opponents were already weighing their legal options in response to this week’s passage by Congress of the amendment allowing troubled, multiemployer pension plans to cut retiree benefits. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Retirement assets steady at $24.2 trillion
Retirement assets held steady at $24.2 trillion at the end of the third quarter. ... Full Story
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December 18, 2014
Public opinion surges for employer mandate
Most Americans say they support the controversial and often delayed provision of Obamacare requiring large employers to offer health care coverage to their employees or face fines.... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
IRI forecasts strong 2015 for annuities
Its report noted Deferred Income Annuity sales more than doubled in 2013 to $2.2 billion and were likely to be higher in 2014. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
5 biggest HR challenges, trends for 2015
What’s in the crystal ball for HR professionals in 2015? The new year will have its share of surprises, but industry experts have identified several areas that will get a lot of attention from HR departments. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Mid-tier firms face retention/recruitment challenges
Retaining and recruiting top quality employees continues to bedevil American businesses. ... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Investors want a personal touch
When it’s time to deal with an advisor, 66 percent of investors want it to be in person.... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Election Results for the IARFC Board of Directors
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December 17, 2014
NCR transfers $160M in pension liabilities
Its deal with Principal affects 4,500 former NCR employees who began drawing benefits from the company plan before Jan. 1, 1994.... Full Story
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December 17, 2014
Study supports giving millennials December off
Almost intuitively, some businesses shut down and send everyone home as the end of the year approaches. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Employee well-being vital to business success
“In essence, well-being promotes the greater business good—and what's good for the individual is good for the organization and its customers,” Gallup reports. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Nationwide agrees to $140M ERISA settlement
The case was scheduled to go to trial in February. Now, a judge must sign off on the settlement. ... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
RIAs projected to soon control 28% of assets
The projected growth in AUM figures over the next few years underscores that the RIA channel’s asset market share will continue to “exceed headcount market share.”... Full Story
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December 16, 2014
Rules out on myRA accounts
The federal government is now one step closer to getting into the Roth IRA business.... Full Story
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