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Is Roth participation in DC plans being suppressed by record keepers?

May 30, 2019

Every day, employees meet with pension record-keeper advisers and have a typical discussion about their 401(k), 403(b) or 457 defined-contribution plans: Employee: "I can only afford to contribute $400 per paycheck to my 401(k) plan." Adviser:...

Some insurance agents breaking law with 401(k) rollovers

May 30, 2019

Rolling money out of a 401(k) plan to fund an insurance product, like an annuity or life insurance policy, can be a difficult, tense decision for retirees. After all, seniors are earmarking a large chunk of their nest egg. These rollovers are...

House passes SECURE retirement bill with massive bipartisan support

May 23, 2019

The House of Representatives passed a sweeping retirement bill Thursday that makes it easier for small businesses to offer a workplace retirement plan, eases use of annuities in 401(k)s and raises the required minimum distribution age, among...

CITs are changing the retail 401(k) world

May 22, 2019

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness … we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way."...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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