Practice Management

Practice Management

Practice Management includes the ways that advisors can profitably and successfully run their businesses from practical topics like business systems, advisor fees and client services to professional development and growth strategies. Also covered are overall industry trends, ethics and compliance, as well the various service providers and vendors that advisors need to partner with in order to build, grow and manage their practices.

By ASPPA Net Staff9/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Fewer multiemployer pension plans are in bad shape, according to figures just released by the IRS Employee Plans Compliance Unit (EPCU). READ MORE

By Nevin Adams9/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Case law has recognized the right of a fiduciary to recover overpayments, but a recent case involving a pension plan’s attempted recovery highlights some of the potential hurdles. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued temporary regulations providing guidance on administering a vote by multiemployer plan participants regarding suspension of benefits when such a plan is determined to be in critical and declining status. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

A strong majority of U.S. workers are saving for retirement — but a certain percentage is not, and that segment has grown slightly recently, two studies show. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS in Notice 2015-58, which it issued on Aug. 28, has provided guidance on the minimum funding requirements for defined benefit plans maintained by groups of cooperatives and related entities, and by groups of charities. READ MORE

By Lynn Young8/31/2015 • 0 Comments

In a recent meeting, the ACOPA leadership and the PBGC discussed the changes to the PBGC termination forms and instructions for post-distribution certifications filed on or after March 1, 2015, and the ability to do default rollovers for participants with small account balances when the plan terminates. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/28/2015 • 0 Comments

Group pension buy-outs have never been higher in the second quarter than they were this year, reports the LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute. READ MORE

By Brian Graff8/26/2015 • 0 Comments

There were four days of hearings on the Department of Labor’s proposed fiduciary rule and I kept waiting… and watching… and waiting. But it never came up. And that surprised me. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/25/2015 • 0 Comments

A new report notes that the number of new cash balance plans surged 32% in 2013, dwarfing new plan adoption. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

Even if a pension plan you serve is frozen, the ice sheet doesn’t cover the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) reportable plan rules. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

A new study of DB and DC plans goes a little farther than just comparing them — suggesting that the best approach may be to move past the debate over which one is better. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/21/2015 • 0 Comments

Overall, TPAs are content with their retirement service providers, although their satisfaction/dissatisfaction metrics continue to converge, according to new research from Chatham Partners. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/19/2015 • 0 Comments

Only 22% of individuals who owned a traditional or Roth IRA took a withdrawal in 2013, a percentage largely driven by activity among individuals ages 70½ or older. READ MORE

By Mike Bushnell8/19/2015 • 0 Comments

With many American workers saying they could have saved more, and sooner, a large majority of employees support access to plans with automatic enrollment, according to new studies. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Fidelity National Information Services has agreed to buy financial software maker SunGard for $9.1 billion in stock and cash. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/17/2015 • 0 Comments

Treasurers from states in every region of the United States, as well as two of its largest cities, sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White arguing that general partners should be required to do a better job of disclosing private equity fees. READ MORE

By Andrew Remo8/14/2015 • 0 Comments

At times during Day Four of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) public hearing on its fiduciary rule, it felt as if everything that needs to be said has already been; however, some new topics were discussed in the final day of testimony. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2015 • 0 Comments

Fixed-income allocations by corporate pension plans are growing, a shift that is coming at the expense of equity allocations, say recent reports. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/14/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS has issued IRA required minimum distribution (RMD) worksheets for figuring this year’s required withdrawals from traditional IRAs. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff8/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Automatic enrollment appears to be catching on, a new study by Deloitte finds. READ MORE

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