Week of January 27, 2017
NOTE FROM THE EDITOR
Happy Friday, readers! Over the last week our sister publication PLANSPONSOR announced the finalists for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards. As in past years, the judges were truly impressed with the volume and quality of submissions, which covered all types of defined contribution and defined benefit plans. We will soon have profiles to share of all the finalists—leading into our Awards for Excellence dinner in March, where we will announce the winners in each category. Congratulations once again to this year’s finalists and their advisers and service providers!
EDITOR'S CHOICE
2017 PLANSPONSOR Plan Sponsor of the Year Finalists Announced
This week our fellow Strategic Insight publication, PLANSPONSOR, is announcing the finalists for the 2017 Plan Sponsor of the Year Awards; find out who is being recognized here.
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Providing Participants With Access to Financial Education
The 2016 PLANSPONSOR Participant Survey found that Millennials, Generation X and Baby Boomers have different needs and expectations regarding retirement. Not surprisingly, younger employees, who are likely to be battling competing financial priorities, save less than do older employees, who may be trying to catch up on their retirement savings.
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The Rise of Zero Revenue Share Funds
The new fiduciary rule will likely augment their growing popularity.
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Key Elements of Financial Wellness
An analysis of individuals participating in Fidelity’s financial wellness program finds there are definitely some groups with unique needs, and suggests how plan advisers and sponsors can tailor their programs to address those needs.
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MOST POPULAR STORIES
Products
Even With Trump Memo, Firms Are Fiduciary Focused
Despite uncertainty around the future of the fiduciary rule, firms are clearly still committed to expanding fiduciary support services for their staff and clients—as demonstrated by the continuing stream of product updates and announcements. 
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Compliance
Self-Dealing Lawsuit Filed Against Charles Schwab
The complaint alleges that defendants “reaped significant fees and profits at the expense of the plan and its participants.”
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Compliance
Delay Seems Likely, But Confusion Remains on DOL Fiduciary Rule Future
Conflicting media reports have started to circulate, some to the effect that a delay of the DOL fiduciary rule has already been effectuated—others that are more skeptical this is even possible. 
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Client Service
'Father of 401(k)', DC Expert Suggest Retirement Security Improvements
Ted Benna, whom some call the ‘father of the 401(k),’ and Lori Lucas of Callan, offer suggestions to improve retirement security for Americans.
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Compliance
Everything You Wanted to Know About Form 5500
The Form 5500 is a foundational document for all qualified retirement plan clients; advisers can expect the document to be shared among regulators for potential review. 
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Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer alison.mintzer@strategic-i.com
Advertising: Paul Zampitella paul.zampitella@strategic-i.com
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