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Consolidation alters RPA space

May 18, 2019

As consolidation in the retirement plan adviser space continues to heat up, financial advisers who have carved out a niche pairing retirement plan sponsors with plan providers could begin to see radically altered business dynamics. During a...

Diversity of thought, plus a culture of inclusion equals a prosperous future

May 18, 2019

The retirement plan adviser industry needs more diversity. But the diversity I am talking about is much more than what, literally speaking, meets the eye. We need diversity of thought, strengthened by a culture of inclusion. When we capitalize...

Benefits of cross-selling are too big for RPAs to ignore

May 18, 2019

At the recent InvestmentNews RPA Aggregator Roundtable and think tank, leading advisers almost unanimously agreed that cross-selling wealth management services within their 401(k) and 403(b) plans was a big opportunity. Why the focus and why...

RPAs seeking revenue streams

May 18, 2019

Financial advisers who specialize in the retirement-plan market are combatting rampant fee compression by seeking out new revenue streams, primarily in wealth management services. As advisers see their fees squeezed and some of their traditional...

What keeps these executives up at night?

May 18, 2019

David Reich, national president of retirement services, Hub International The regulatory change. When I look at the regulators when they come in and try to drive something, I think they drive value out of the space. ... Also, are we fighting...

Are record keepers friend or foe to 401(k) advisers?

May 18, 2019

As they introduce new products and services, record keepers of defined-contribution plans are infringing on 401(k) advisers' traditional turf and threaten to lure away clients. Many retirement plan advisers and executives at large retirement-focused...

Why the RIA market is so dynamic right now

May 18, 2019

Although the acquisition of wealth and retirement advisory firms has been occurring for many years, today's climate has become much more dynamic. The market for independent registered investment advisers has become one of the faster growing...

Fielding Miller talks recruiting, 401(k) evolution and fumbles

May 18, 2019

CAPTRUST, a Raleigh, N.C.-based advisory firm with more than $300 billion in client assets, is the largest of the so-called RIA aggregators focused on the retirement market. InvestmentNews sat down with CEO Fielding Miller to discuss his business,...

10 largest RIA aggregators focused on defined-contribution plans

May 18, 2019

Firm Total D-C assets 
overseen by network advisers ($B) Number 
of D-C 
advisers* Primary 
contact Business 
model Captrust** $256 102 Rick Shoff Managing director Raleigh, N.C. (215) 499-3361 rick.shoff@captrust.com Acquisition RIA:...

Advisers need to reinvent how they deal with aging clients, says longevity expert

May 14, 2019

The pace at which Americans are hurtling into retirement age and societal shifts in consumer expectations, in countless areas of their lives, are upending how financial advisers think about retirement planning for clients. "Your profession is...

Cross-selling poised to be next 401(k) 'battleground' issue

May 13, 2019

Cross-selling products and services to 401(k) plan participants — on the part of both record keepers and financial advisers — is shaping up to be among the most contentious issues in the retirement-plan market. The issue comes down to the...

Whistle-blower Ted Siedle sees pensions as hotbed for fraud

May 10, 2019

Ted Siedle has a bleak outlook about U.S. retirement security. That's the case particularly with public pensions, which Mr. Siedle suggests are essentially hotbeds for fraud and theft. Mr. Siedle is a bit of an authority on the subject — he...

Actively managed TDFs are getting edged out

May 9, 2019

Passively managed target-date funds are sucking the life force from their actively managed counterparts. The money flowing into passive TDFs — those that invest primarily in funds that track a broad market index like the S&P 500 — has increased...

Eaton Vance settles 401(k) lawsuit for $3.45 million

May 8, 2019

Eaton Vance will pay $3.45 million to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging it mismanaged its company 401(k) plan and profited at the expense of its employees by offering them in-house mutual funds. The settlement furthers a trend playing out...

What 401(k) advisers can learn from a viral social media post

May 8, 2019

Not too long ago I took my wife out to dinner, something I don't do enough. We went to a local place here in Austin. The overall experience was wonderful. When we got the bill, I noticed something a little unusual at the bottom: A separate fee...

401(k) adviser fees are upside down

May 7, 2019

Most 401(k) and 403(b) plan fees, especially for plan advisers and record keepers, are upside down. Their fees are based on plan assets, while their costs are based on activity and the number of participants. As defined-contribution plan sponsors...

How should advisers treat rollovers from 401(k)s to IRAs?

May 3, 2019

Recommendations that 401(k) participants take distributions from their plans and roll them over to individual retirement accounts are coming under increasing scrutiny. That scrutiny is focused on both the quality of the recommendation, including...

Alexander Acosta is the Night King from 'Game of Thrones'

May 2, 2019

For those of us who love the HBO series "Game of Thrones" — and I'm guessing that's pretty much everyone reading — one question has nagged for the majority of the show's run: Just who is this Night King guy? We know a few things. The signature...

Congress should let innovation fuel lifetime income projections

April 30, 2019

It's great to see Congress and regulatory agencies taking an interest in promoting and encouraging greater access to lifetime income projections in 401(k)s and other retirement plans. That such projections should be mandated as a one-size-fits-all...

Why 401(k) advisers should stress-test client portfolios

April 29, 2019

Managing risk and return is a central responsibility of every investment fiduciary. Asset allocation and securities selection are the blunt instruments used to shape the contours of a portfolio's risk and return profile. The process of building...

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