Parents Agree Kids Should Help Pay for College: Fidelity
Parents plan to cover 64% of their children’s college costs, Fidelity’s eighth annual College Savings Indicator Study found.
7 Ways to Boost Pension Systems: EY
Among the recommendations: appointing a "chief simplicity officer" for pension plans to make them more understandable to consumers.
Gen X Retirement Worse Than Boomers’? Check Your Math, Says EBRI
EBRI recently challenged studies from Pew and the Center for Retirement Research that concluded Gen Xers’ retirement prospects were in worse shape than baby boomers'.
How to Overcome Behavioral Biases, Raise Retirement Savings: Cerulli
Cerulli’s latest research addresses ways recordkeepers can better engage retirement plan participants to improve outcomes.
Smaller Asset Management Firms Can Have Big Brands
Just ask PIMCO: smaller firms that “punch above their weight” can leverage their brand better than larger firms that have lost momentum, consultancy Landor says.
Advisors, Get Paranoid: Your Firm Is a Hacker’s Candy Store
Hackers don’t just want money. Financial advisors have access to valuable information, not to mention connections to other advisors with their own assets and information.
Managed Accounts Could Be Made Safer for 401(k) Investors: GAO
The DOL will consider GAO recommendations to require more disclosures and better guidance for retirement plan sponsors from managed account providers.
3 Reasons Alts Make Sense in Self-Directed IRAs: PENSCO
There are three primary reasons driving investor interest in alternatives in their IRAs, said Kelly Rodriques, CEO of PENSCO Trust Co.
Volatility Tops Investor, Advisor Concerns
A pair of recent surveys show market volatility is top-of-mind — perhaps a bit misplaced.
Advisors Picky About Product Providers
Despite liking firms across the industry, advisors concentrate on only a few providers, Market Strategies International's Advisor Brandscape report says.