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In what was described as a “response to record demand for Valuation and M&A Services,” Wise Rhino Group, Inc. has entered a partnership with Greg Koleno of Zuna Holdings. According to the announcement, the partnership will allow WRG to further support Retirement and wealth advisory, TPA and... READ MORE
Advisors work with a variety of recordkeepers across different market segments, and in support of plans of all sizes and complexities—and advisors have identified the very best in the nation. Today we acknowledge the recordkeepers most highly regarded by advisors that serve the very largest plans—... READ MORE
As the Memorial Day holiday (and, as tradition holds, summer vacation, generally) approaches, we’ve asked readers to weigh in on the best song(s) for—or about retirement. So, let’s crank it up!  As a start—and while there’s (likely) some overlap with the retirement anthems, we asked readers to... READ MORE
In an opening bid by the Senate, the chair and ranking Republican of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee have released a discussion draft of legislation that builds off the House-passed SECURE Act 2.0 legislation.  Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) on May 26... READ MORE
Well, here we are again at the end of the workweek—and yes, you (still) can’t “shelter” stupid… just look at what has happened to these guys and gals…  First, some ‘Odds & Ends’ In Loreauville, Louisiana, sheriffs’ deputies responded to an unusual call… to a house in an unusual place… at an... READ MORE
Advisors work with a variety of recordkeepers across different market segments, and in support of plans of all sizes and complexities—and advisors have identified the very best in the nation. Today we acknowledge the recordkeepers most highly regarded by advisors that serve the large plan market.... READ MORE
Saying that it is seeking “consistent, comparable and reliable information,” the SEC is taking aim at the way investment advisers and registered investment companies describe and disclose their ESG investment practices, as well as how they name certain funds. On May 25, the Commission voted to... READ MORE
Sens. Todd Young (R-IN) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) have introduced legislation that they say would “facilitate convenient and affordable access to workplace emergency savings accounts, improving financial security and reducing retirement savings leakage.”  According to the bill’s sponsors, the... READ MORE
New research finds that independent financial advisors and consumers are aligned on the need for specialized services, especially those focused on retirement income planning.  According to consumers, it’s the most popular service they seek from a financial advisor. And 71.2% of independent... READ MORE
Empower and Rockefeller Capital Management are partnering to offer the next evolution in retirement investing with innovative technology, a diverse menu of expertly managed investment options and fiduciary protection.  According to a May 24 announcement, the Rockefeller Capital Management (RCM)... READ MORE
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series. The first installment appeared here. In my last column, I argued that when ERISA diversification requirements are met, the only remaining prudence issue is price and that, regarding an asset (e.g., stock in a company) that is traded in a... READ MORE
Advisors work with a variety of recordkeepers across different market segments, and in support of plans of all sizes and complexities—and advisors have identified the very best in the nation. Today we acknowledge the recordkeepers most highly regarded by advisors that serve the mid-market. Late... READ MORE
Lifetime income solutions are a hot topic in defined contribution—and people have questions! Here, we touch on five common objections and concerns that arise around the rationale for including these options within plans, particularly when they are made available as part of the qualified default... READ MORE
The ERISA consultants at the Retirement Learning Center Resource regularly receive calls from financial advisors on a broad array of technical topics related to IRAs, qualified retirement plans and other types of retirement savings plans. We bring Case of the Week to you to highlight the most... READ MORE
New survey results find a wide disconnect between what Americans believe they will need to save to live comfortably in retirement versus what they have actually saved.  According to Schroders’ 2022 U.S. Retirement Survey, working Americans age 45 and older say on average it will take $1,100,000 in... READ MORE
The latest academic “dig” against 401(k) plans? Vesting schedules. More specifically, firms with a combination of high turnover and vesting schedules, which means that workers are leaving behind employer contributions. Or, in the parlance of these new critics, being “robbed.”  I stumbled across... READ MORE
Advisors work with a variety of recordkeepers across different market segments, and in support of plans of all sizes and complexities—and advisors have identified the very best in the nation. Late last year we launched our call to advisors to rate the nation’s best recordkeepers in a dozen... READ MORE
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an investment advisor for “misstatements and omissions about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations in making investment decisions for certain mutual funds that it managed.” The SEC’s May 23 order finds that from July 2018 to... READ MORE
Personalized solutions reportedly are becoming more attractive for plan sponsors who are encouraging those saving for retirement to remain with their 401(k) provider after they leave the workforce.  That’s according to PIMCO’s 16th Annual Defined Contribution Consulting Study, which surveyed 36... READ MORE
Advisors work with a variety of recordkeepers across different market segments, and in support of plans of all sizes and complexities—and advisors have identified the very best in the nation. Late last year we launched our call to advisors to rate the nation’s best recordkeepers in a dozen... READ MORE
As the Memorial Day holiday (and, as tradition holds, summer vacation, generally) approaches, we’ve asked readers to weigh in on the best song(s) for—or about retirement. And here’s your chance to set the “record” straight. As you may recall, we’ve done this for several years now—and each year has... READ MORE
While inflation is impacting short-term spending and savings decisions, Americans report that their retirement strategies remain largely intact, mainly with the help of workplace retirement plans.   Nearly two-thirds of adults (65%) report that as a result of inflation, they are cutting back on... READ MORE
The Department of Labor (DOL), Treasury and Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) on May 20 released the final revisions to the forms and instructions for the Form 5500 series to be used for reporting concerning plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2022. They also indicated, however, that... READ MORE
Do you know the three kinds of people who work with retirement plans—and the seven things they should know? When it comes to workplace retirement plans, there are three kinds of people: people who are ERISA fiduciaries and know it, people who aren’t ERISA fiduciaries and know it, and people who... READ MORE
Requests for proposal (RFPs) and their “cousin” the RFI (request for information) have long been an integral part of fulfilling the obligation to ensure that the services rendered (and fees assessed) for a plan are reasonable. This week we asked readers what they’re seeing, saying, and recommending... READ MORE

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