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BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/31/2022
Dawn McPherson, CBFA, QPFC—one of NAPA’s Top Women Advisors—has been named a director of retirement plan consulting at CAPTRUST.   In this role, Dawn is responsible for development... Read More
BY Richard Clarke | 3/29/2022
Confusion about insurance and personal liability is normal and to be expected in commercial insurance coverages. At the top of the list about which to be confused is the insurance associated with the... Read More
[Editor’s Note: The is the second of a two-part series. Click here to read Part 1.]  In Part 1, we highlighted the importance of cybersecurity measures, recent guidance from the Labor... Read More
[Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series.] With millions of dollars in assets—as well as extensive and sensitive participant data—ERISA-covered plans will always be a target for... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/18/2022
Constrained by resources and time, many practice management professionals believe that serving too many non-ideal clients is a significant challenge for financial advisors, the firm says in a new... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/17/2022
In a win for independent financial advisors, a federal district court has ordered the reinstatement of a Trump-era rule on independent contractors, ruling that the Biden-led Department of Labor... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/15/2022
While apprehension about automation is pervasive throughout the industry, a recent Vanguard study of investors should put financial advisors at ease. In “Quantifying the investor’s view on the... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 3/7/2022
A convergence of business models, investor influence and client acquisition challenges are encouraging registered investment advisors to reevaluate their position in the marketplace, a new report... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/2/2022
Most independent advisors report satisfaction with their technology capabilities, but they still see opportunities for improved technology to better meet their practice goals.  According to... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 2/1/2022
In the intensifying war for talent, motivating staff with performance-based incentive compensation can engage employees and impact the quality of talent, as well as a firm’s bottom line, according to... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams | 1/28/2022
How’re you doing? And how’s your team? Your clients? There’s a lot of emphasis these days on wellness, and certainly in our business, financial wellness—this week we asked readers about mental health... Read More
BY Judy Ward | 1/19/2022
In the cover story from the latest issue of NAPA Net the Magazine, nine of NAPA’s Top Women Advisors discuss the ways the industry will evolve over the next 10 years. “Years ago, we were seen as... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 1/19/2022
The Austin-based firm that specializes in investment solutions for the retirement plan space has announced a number of senior leadership changes, including that cofounder Todd Kading will serve as... Read More
BY David Levine, JD | 12/29/2021
Twenty years ago, it was common for fiduciary insurance to be a relatively simple, bundled portion of a company’s overall Errors and Omissions (E&O) coverage. Occasionally, it would be necessary... Read More
BY Rebecca Hourihan | 12/15/2021
Not many people wave, but everyone waves back. As we return to normal, be the first to wave to your clients and important relationships to get your connections back on track. When you... Read More
BY Judy Ward | 11/16/2021
In a feature story in the Fall issue of NAPA Net the Magazine, Judy Ward looks at the battle between recordkeepers and advisors over financial wellness business.  There’s a lot of talk... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 11/12/2021
There are mere weeks left in 2021—and as we look back—and peer forward—for this week’s reader radar, we asked about the impact—and response to—some key retirement industry trends and portents.... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 11/12/2021
Nearly all registered investment advisers examined as part of a national initiative focused on advisory fees found widespread errors and inadequate disclosures, according to a new SEC Risk Alert.... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/29/2021
New research finds that in a year of widespread isolation due to the pandemic, remote and virtual meetings resulted in connecting with more plan participants because of greater flexibility and... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 10/27/2021
As investors become more fee-aware and financial advice continues to favor fee-based relationships, a new study finds that advisors are increasingly considering nontraditional fees to align their... Read More
BY Bob Toth | 10/12/2021
My wife Conni and I have lurked in the netherworld of retirement plan administration for decades now, working on those things nobody ever sees. One of the ways we explain what we do to friends and... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 10/12/2021
A great resource to help you grow and expand your business could be right under your nose… Are you spending time you don’t have trying to work out problems you didn’t create? Let’s face it—good... Read More
BY John Iekel | 10/8/2021
Retirement plans are in cyber criminals’ sights, and it takes positive action to head off the threat, said experts in an Oct. 7 Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) webinar. “The retirement plan... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/17/2021
Amid the fallout from the pandemic, HR directors are stretched thin and depend heavily on their advisors—but sometimes they’re not on the same page, according to plan sponsor executives at this week’... Read More
BY John Ortman | 9/16/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic cast a spotlight on financial wellness as an essential workplace benefit. How can advisors identify and harness the opportunities created by the growing interest in financial... Read More