Portal Conductor: Nevin E. Adams, JD

Nevin E. Adams, JD

Nevin is the American Retirement Association’s Chief of Communications and serves as Editor in Chief of NAPA Net and NAPA Net the Magazine.

Previously he was the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s Director of Education and External Relations, Co-Director of EBRI’s Center for Research on Retirement Income and Director of the American Savings Education Council.

Nevin spent a dozen years as Global Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR magazine and PLANSPONSOR.com, as well as the PLANADVISER Europe and PLANSPONSOR Europe magazines. He was the creator, writer and publisher of PLANSPONSOR.com’s NewsDash, and was instrumental in launching the publication’s popular and distinctive conference series.

He also worked at Northern Trust in Chicago in a variety of management roles, culminating in the development of a proprietary recordkeeping platform, and at Wachovia Bank, leading their defined contribution/recordkeeping businesses.

He has been honored three times by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) with their Media Recognition Award (in 2002, 2004 and 2013), and was listed as one of the Most Influential People in Defined Contribution by the 401kWire for five consecutive years.

Article Index

Putnam Prevails in Proprietary Fund Suit

A federal judge has ruled that while their “review of the Plan lineup was no paragon of diligence,” a group of participant-plaintiffs “…failed to point to specific circumstances in which the Defendants have actually put their own interests ahead of the interests of Plan participants.”   Read More

Are 401(k) Fees Falling?

A recent report notes that the average expense ratios that 401(k) plan participants pay have fallen for the seventh year in a row, while much of the controversy around the fiduciary regulation revolves around whether removing the conflicts of interest will raise or lower fees. What’s your sense – are 401(k) fees falling?   Read More

What Are Your Vacation Plans?

A new survey finds that a third of workers won’t be taking a vacation this year, and nearly as many say they stay connected with work during vacation. So, what plans do you have for vacation – and (how) will you be checking in?   Read More