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Columbia, IBM settle 401(k) lawsuits

Plaintiffs alleged that IBM failed in its fiduciary duty to participants by not protecting them from stock losses that resulted from an unprofitable chip manufacturing unit.

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Hub acquires Plan Sponsor Consultants

The acquisition gives Hub another $2.4 billion in assets under management.

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Reform needed to improve teachers’ retirement plans

The problem is largely a result of the multivendor systems common in teachers’ supplemental retirement plans. Brokers descend on unsophisticated teachers at work and sometimes at home, mostly offering high-priced annuities.

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States picking up annuity best-interest standard

Recently, Nebraska, Idaho and North Dakota passed rules matching NAIC’s standard, joining other states on the roster: Arkansas, Arizona, Delaware, Iowa, Michigan and Rhode Island.

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Third of near-retirees fail basic Social Security quiz

The level of knowledge is improving but the public still needs guidance on decisions about claiming benefits.

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Altering 401(k) allocations sacrificed returns in 2020: Morningstar

People who self-directed their investments shifted to more conservative allocations, with an average decrease in equities by 17 percentage points during the first quarter of 2020.

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Investments becoming a bigger chunk of HSA assets

The invested money reached $23.8 billion at the end of 2020, up more than 51% from the $15.7 billion seen at the end of 2019, according to a report Monday from HSA research and consulting firm Devenir.

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4 life insurance and retirement trends to watch

We can learn from the last year and look back on it as a catalyst to achieve long-term, sustainable and far-reaching positive change.

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Advisers plan more annuity recommendations amid the pandemic

Data from InvestmentNews Research and an annuities webcast show that more advisers are interested in the products.

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Fidelity dismissed from lawsuit over 401(k) participant data

Personal information used to cross-sell other services is not a plan asset, a court found. Two new 401(k) lawsuits were also filed against Icon Clinical Research and Wesco Distribution.

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For RPAs thinking about selling, there may be no time like the present

Over the past several years, the pace of dealmaking has accelerated, and valuations for desirable RPAs have climbed to earnings multiples that not long ago would have stunned buyers and sellers. That makes the present a very good time to consider becoming part of a larger firm.

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SageView buys retirement plan practice of Oregon firm

Arnerich Massena is shedding retirement assets to focus on private wealth management, endowments and foundations.

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Captrust acquires RIA managing $700 million

Pacific Investment Consultants is based in Folsom, California.

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In-plan income is key to retirement security

Not having a retirement income solution within a DC plan is like having the pilots on a commercial flight parachute off midflight, forcing passengers to land the plane.

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Wave of PEPs hits the market

In the past week alone, at least three PEPs have been announced. Those include plans from American Trust, Access Retirement Solutions and a new entity from venture capital firm Magis Capital Partners, Sallus Retirement.

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Demographics, Covid speed looming retirement crisis

A report from the Alliance for Lifetime Income calls for new retirement income model that includes annuities.

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CARES Act distributions unlikely to be paid back, report finds

That will likely have a lasting effect on retirement savings for those workers, nearly 70% of whom said they will not pay back any portion of the distributions they took under the CARES Act, according to data from Principal Financial Services.

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Retirement plan aggregator Captrust shores up wealth management business

With $600 billion in assets under advisement, Captrust has appointed a head of wealth management to lead the growing $24 billion under management business.

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Hub launches 401(k) service for small businesses

The company's new Retirement Select service is competing against state-sponsored auto IRAs, and it comes as other firms are exploring the pooled-employer plan market.

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BlackRock settles 401(k) lawsuit for nearly $10 million

Plaintiffs sued BlackRock Institutional Trust Co. in 2017, alleging that the firm engaged in self-dealing and breached its fiduciary duty by including numerous in-house products on the plan menu.