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A Year of Opinion from PLANADVISER Magazine

Few know the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) as well as ERISA attorneys; at PLANADVISER, we’re lucky to rely on some of the best in the business for insight and analysis. 

By John Manganaro editors@assetinternational.com | December 19, 2016
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The 2016 volume of PLANADVISER marked our 10th year in print

Some features of the magazine have changed over the years, but looking back we are particularly proud of our consistent stable of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) attorney columnists. We hope our audience has benefited as much as we have from reading their thoughtful and timely opinion articles about a variety of pressing industry issues. 

Collected below are some of the best 2016 columns from esteemed ERISA attorneys including Fred Reish and Joan Neri (authors of ERISA Vista), Marcia Wagner (author of Fiduciary Fitness) and David Kaleda (author of Compliance Consult). They will be back in 2017 for another year of opinion and insight. 

 

ERISA VISTA: Sweeping Changes in Advice

Retirement plan advice has changed to respond to plan sponsors’ desire for assistance in satisfying their fiduciary duties; the increased pressure on reducing costs; and the needs of aging Baby Boomers. Here’s our list of some of the most significant changes. [Read More]

 

ERISA VISTA: Rollovers Under the Fiduciary Rule

"I’m an adviser who provides investment advice to ERISA [Employee Retirement Income Security Act] plan committees. I also provide wealth management and financial planning services to individuals. Under the final Department of Labor fiduciary rule, will I be able to advise plan participants or wealth management clients about their distribution options under a plan or an individual retirement account?" [Read More]

 

ERISA VISTA: Referrals Under the Final Fiduciary Rule

If the person making the recommendation—the referrer—receives a fee for the recommendation, it will be a fiduciary act when the rule becomes applicable, on April 10, 2017. That means the referral fee may be a prohibited transaction. [Read More]

 

ERISA VISTA: Mastering Fiduciary Compensation

The compensation rules are complex, but it helps to understand that they center around three concepts—that they be: level, reasonable and neutral. The compensation rules also impact your firm. However, this column focuses on the rules that impact you. [Read More]

 

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