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BY John Ortman | 9/14/2021
What do the most successful advisors do that you may not be doing? Three of them shared practice management secrets at a 401(k) Summit workshop Sept. 13. Your Personal Brand  If you engage... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/9/2021
As asset management firms compete for assets in a primarily virtual environment, data can help distribution teams increase productivity by identifying the next best opportunities, but system... Read More
BY John Iekel | 9/2/2021
The increased prevalence of DC plans has heightened the importance of portability and the rules and circumstances affecting it, says a recent analysis that addresses common questions that arise as a... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 9/1/2021
Investors increasingly expect their financial advisors to provide more comprehensive and personalized wealth offerings, with products that cut across wealth, insurance and banking, and align more... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 8/30/2021
New research finds that retirement plan participants have clear preferences when it comes to communications, but employers and the retirement planning industry are not always listening.  In... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 7/29/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created numerous challenges for plan advisors. In the cover story of the Summer issue of NAPA Net the Magazine, Nevin Adams examines how some of NAPA’s Top DC Advisor Teams... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/28/2021
HUB International announced July 28 that Brian Collins has joined HUB Retirement and Private Wealth (HUB RPW) as Chief Investment Officer, fulfilling a key role in serving the firm’s advisors... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/26/2021
Cybersecurity is a hot topic these days, with a new ransomware attack or data breach in the news nearly every day, not to mention recent guidance—and word of audit questions—from the Labor Department... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/14/2021
With lockdowns easing and employees going back to the office under a hybrid work schedule, employers face a new set of cybersecurity challenges that will require a fundamental shift in security... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 7/2/2021
HUB International Limited has made another acquisition, this time purchasing the assets of Tennessee-based Aegis Retirement Group, LLC.  Located in Memphis, Aegis provides retirement plan... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 7/1/2021
While advisor-managed accounts (AMAs) are relatively new to the DC market, they have gained some traction among providers over the past two years, according to a new report.   This is... Read More
BY Courtenay Shipley | 6/23/2021
Remember the old days of the advisory firm? All employees are in the office at their desks and can ask each other questions, hand off work, get instructions, or discuss current projects with each... Read More
BY Steff Chalk | 6/23/2021
On Feb. 26, 2020, the CDC identified and announced the first non-travel related case of COVID-19 in the United States. At that point, a spiraling uncertainty gripped America that continues to affect... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 6/23/2021
With a set of new guidance on cybersecurity issued by the Labor Department, a recent webcast outlined some key takeaways—and action steps. In April the Labor Department issued three... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 6/2/2021
High-revenue-sharing funds are more likely to be added to the investment menu of 401(k) plans, are less likely to be deleted and participants face significantly higher fees, according to an updated... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 5/24/2021
Effective risk management apparently is more important to financial advisors than generating the highest returns in client portfolios, according to the results of a new survey.  Allianz Life’... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/20/2021
LeafHouse Financial has announced that Kyle Smith, former Portfolio Manager at BlackRock, joined the firm as Chief Investment Officer.  Smith brings nearly 20 years of investment experience... Read More
BY Rebecca Hourihan | 5/5/2021
Thanks to COVID, most of our routines have changed. Those moments when we could stop, think and evaluate have been modified. As a personal example, I do my best thinking in the car and my best... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 5/4/2021
American Trust Retirement, a subsidiary of EdgeCo Holdings, has acquired independent employee benefits consulting firm Stanley Benefit Services based in Greensboro, NC.  ... Read More
BY Dan Long and Andy Larson | 5/4/2021
The primary goal of ERISA plans is to help participants secure retirement income. Surprisingly though, the section 404(c) and Qualified Default Investment Alternative (QDIA) safe harbor rules... Read More
BY John Iekel | 5/4/2021
Technology serves, and it also drives change. A recent webinar by NAPA sister organization the National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) focused on the ways technology is changing the industry... Read More
BY John Iekel | 4/26/2021
A session at last week’s Plan Sponsor Council of America 2021 National Conference addressed engaging with clients in an increasingly virtual world.    The session featured the... Read More
BY Ted Godbout | 4/9/2021
A new survey by Callan of 88 investment managers reveals that most are targeting the June-August timeframe to return to the office—other than firms in the Northeast, that is. Overall, slightly... Read More
BY Nevin E. Adams, JD | 3/29/2021
Hard to believe, but the first quarter of 2021 is nearly over—and before you know it, whether in person or virtually (or both), it will be time for those quarterly client/committee meetings. This... Read More
BY NAPA Net Staff | 3/29/2021
On March 2, 2021, Microsoft reported that it has observed targeted attacks that take advantage of four zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Server to gain full access to all email... Read More