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Lawmakers in our nation’s capital may have been focused on shutdowns, declared emergencies and “new” deals, but in state capitals across the nation, legislators and regulators have been proposing, passing and implementing change that could dramatically impact your practices and your practice. Most... READ MORE
For the second time in less than a month, Fidelity is being accused of charging excessive, undisclosed fees via its FundsNetwork platform. The most recent was filed by plaintiffs Gina Summers, Cynthia Eddy and Kayla Jones on behalf of the plans in which they participate (the Rock Holdings &... READ MORE
So, you think your data is safe? Think again. Our closing keynote on Monday, April 8 is Kevin Mitnick, arguably the world's most famous hacker, global bestselling author, and the top cybersecurity keynote speaker.  Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he went on an “electronic joyride”... READ MORE
New survey results show that nearly half of Americans incorrectly believe all advisors are legally obligated to act in a client’s best interest.   According to findings in Personal Capital’s 2019 Financial Trust Report, 48% of survey respondents mistakenly believe that all financial advisors are... READ MORE
When asked to name barriers to financial independence and early retirement, Americans are less concerned about uncertain market conditions or inflation than they are about health care expenses.  According to new survey results from TD Ameritrade, Americans aged 45 and older with $250,000 or more... READ MORE
Despite political affiliation, large majorities of Americans believe the nation faces a retirement crisis and are largely supportive of state efforts to expand coverage, recent survey results show.  Findings contained in the National Institute on Retirement Security’s “Retirement Insecurity 2019:... READ MORE
A new report claims that participants and plan sponsors are keen on ESG – but apparently not enough to do much about it. The report, by Cerulli Associates, cites a 2018 survey of 1,000 active 401(k) plan participants among which “more than half” agreed with the statement, “I prefer to invest in... READ MORE
Looking for ways to build up your wealth management practice? Insights on M&A? Insights on how participants are interacting with TDFs? How about a little collective wisdom? Want to read plan sponsors’ minds? We’ve got you covered. The second half of the NAPA 401(k) Summit is just as powerful... READ MORE
Environmental, social and governance-oriented investment options continue to “face headwinds” to widespread adoption in the defined contribution market, new research shows.  Plan participants and plan sponsors are generally supportive of ESG-oriented investments in concept. In a 2018 survey of 1,... READ MORE
Multiple employer plans (MEPs) are not new. But what is new is the attention they are receiving and the possibility that they could be more widely available. A recent analysis offers a look at MEPs and what the results of making open MEPs possible could mean. In “Multiple Employer Plans and Their... READ MORE