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

Will Blind Squirrels See the Light?

There have been many thoughtful, insightful, reasoned notions about the impact of the fiduciary rule, and some that teeter on wild speculation, including the notion that it would decrease the number of “blind squirrel” advisors – and that it would have no effect. What do you think?   Read More

Reader Poll: Are You Prepped for MEPs?

These days you hear a lot of talk about multiple employer plans, or MEPs (not to be confused with the troubled multi-employer plans, about which you also hear a lot of talk these days). So what do NAPA Net readers think about the potential? And is it a threat or an opportunity?   Read More

20-20 Hindsights

As graduates everywhere look ahead to the next chapter in their lives, it’s a natural time for the rest of us to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned along the way. Here are some things I wish I had known when I entered the workforce.   Read More