Fewer Advisors Means More Automation: Celent
The impending retirements of aging advisors, combined with the increased appetite for advice among millennials, will make automated advice services a necessity, Celent predicts.
3 Reasons to Avoid an IRA Rollover
Ahead of DOL’s final fiduciary plan, advisors need to brush up on the technical aspects of rollovers, which are not always in clients' best interest.
Annuities, Insurance, Investments: A Triple Crown Retirement Income Strategy
Wade Pfau researched the best retirement income strategies. The winning combination might surprise many advisors, Robert Bloink and William Byrnes write.
William Sharpe: The First Robo—The 2015 IA 35 for 35
Bill Sharpe’s Financial Engines might be called the first robo-advisor.
Think Millennials Are Neglecting 401(k)s? Think Again
Millennials on average are saving for retirement at a rate similar to Gen Xers and baby boomers, a T. Rowe Price study found.
Retirement Plans Paid $820M After Failing Nondiscrimination Testing
More than 54,000 401(k)s failed nondiscrimination tests and were required to return $820 million to participants, according to an annual study by Judy Diamond Associates.
SEC Charges Atlanta Advisor With Defrauding Police, Firefighter Pension Plans
Firm breached its fiduciary duty by selling unsuitable investments to pension funds for the city’s police, firefighters and transit workers, the SEC says.
Can Anyone Make Your Retirement Money Last for Life?
The race is on for a product to help prevent retirees from running out of money without the drawbacks of annuities.
Supreme Court: Employers Must Review 401(k) Investments
The court has ruled in favor of participants in Edison International’s 401(k) plan who claimed company fiduciaries violated their duty to monitor three retail-class funds.
Washington Governor OKs Small Business Retirement Marketplace
Law uses Obama's MyRA plan to provide small business employees with access to retirement plans.