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October 19, 2017

PANC 2017: The Role of HSAs

The time is ripe for retirement plan advisers to get into the business of educating about HSAs, experts say.

October 12, 2017

PANC 2017: Business Models of the Future

Despite changes brought on by the DOL’s fiduciary rule, retirement plan advisers should focus on structuring their business model to best service plan sponsors and participants.

October 04, 2017

Mapping Industry Change Just Part of the Job

From a rapidly evolving recordkeeping provider landscape to a potential wholesale rewrite of the tax treatment of retirement assets, today’s environment puts advisers and their clients in a constant state of flux. 

September 15, 2017

Cybersecurity Must Be C-Suite Concern at RIAs, Brokers and Managers

In conversation with PLANADVISER, cybersecurity attorney and former SEC staffer Marlon Paz suggests it is absolutely essential for advisory firms to have a senior executive “not just appointed but also empowered” as the chief information security risk officer. 

September 14, 2017

Forecasting the Future of Your TPA Partnerships

Retirement plan advisers work closely with recordkeepers and third-party administrators, and as in the recordkeeping market, there are significant and persistent pressures reshaping the TPA landscape. 

September 13, 2017

Inclusion, Diversity and the Noble Purpose of Advisers

The principal of financial adviser inclusion and diversity at Edward Jones reflects on her job leading the advisory company’s revamped diversity efforts—informed by her own first career as an adviser in the field.

September 12, 2017

Assessing the Impact of Major Investment in Advisory Tech

The financial services and retirement advisory industry has collectively invested tens, if not hundreds of millions of dollars in the last decade to boost the use of big data technology; one researcher asks how it’s all paid off.