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BY Fred Barstein | 5/6/2016
If you’re not looking at the not for profit (NFP) or government retirement market, you’re missing out on a significant opportunity, according to a recent Cerulli report. Projected to grow 7%... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 4/5/2016
NFP has entered into an agreement with funds managed by private equity firm Stone Point Capital LLC.As part of the agreement, Greenwich, Conn.-based Stone Point will acquire majority ownership of... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 3/31/2016
Many experts are predicting that the convergence of retirement plans and health benefits, spurred on by the ACA, high deductible health care (HDHC) plans and health savings accounts (HSAs), offers... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 3/28/2016
Though the DOL conflict-of-interest rule will no doubt cause headaches, those in the best position to benefit from the changes are Elite Plan Advisors, especially those who are part of a larger group... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 1/20/2016
Speaking at GRP Advisor Alliance’s Participant Outcomes & Financial Wellness Summit in Phoenix on Jan. 16, Charlie Ruffel, founder of Asset International and now head of a private equity fund... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 12/22/2015
It seems that we are at the end of the second of three phases in the evolution of the DC plan advisor, many of which started out as stockbrokers or insurance agents and found that the DC market was... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 12/11/2015
As margins continue to shrink for advisors working with mid-size and larger plans, many so-called “Elite” advisors are going back to their roots, looking to work with smaller DC plans. Let’s examine... Read More
BY Fred Barstein | 7/30/2015
A defining moment for most entrepreneurs is when they fire their first client. It signals a shift from chasing revenue at any cost to knowing yourself and your value and understanding that a client... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/24/2015
While market returns played an important role in the significant gains in AUM and revenues last year, a new report finds that RIAs have experienced nearly half of their growth in assets under... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/8/2015
In 2005, seven companies bought financial software provider SunGard. Fast forward 10 years: on June 3, SunGard filed a Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. The filing... Read More