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 Staff10/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Recent reports indicate that both private and public plans’ funded status declined in September. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/9/2015 • 0 Comments

There is a widespread sense among Millennials that it’s important to save for retirement, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By Larry Starr10/9/2015 • 0 Comments

Is "third party administrator" an accurate moniker for a pension professional? Larry Starr argues that it is not, and offers a suggestion regarding a better alternative. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/8/2015 • 0 Comments

Three former chairs of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said at a TD Ameritrade summit in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 6 that they want the agency they ran to join the effort to set a fiduciary rule. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/8/2015 • 0 Comments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Federal Trade Commission have taken steps to curb questionable practices concerning pension advance transactions, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a report it recently issued. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/6/2015 • 0 Comments

New legislation introduced in the Senate claims to shore up retirement security for women — but it’s got implications for plan design and administration. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/5/2015 • 0 Comments

In “The Right Way to Sell a Cash Balance Plan,” a column by Max Wyman that appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Plan Consultant, he discusses what cash balance plans are and how they operate. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/5/2015 • 0 Comments

One of the important sources of retirement income, Social Security, is seriously misunderstood. Ellie Lowder discusses the importance of Social Security and of projecting its role in funding retirement. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/2/2015 • 0 Comments

The IRS on Oct. 1 issued the instructions for filing the Form 5500-EZ, Annual Return of One-Participant (Owners and Their Spouses) Retirement Plan, for 2015. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/2/2015 • 0 Comments

In “Using the Power of Coverage Testing for Creative Plan Design,” a webcast that will be held from 2:00-3:40 p.m. ET on Oct. 7, Kevin J. Donovan will explore the creative opportunities the coverage testing rules provide for meeting clients’ objectives. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Strong majorities of defined benefit investment managers plan to allocate assets to passive funds, global equity funds, real estate, infrastructure and low-variance equities in the next three years, according to a recent report. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff10/1/2015 • 0 Comments

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has expressed concerns about conflicts of interest in a study critical of the Labor Department’s fiduciary proposal — and that has forced the resignation of one of its authors. READ MORE

By Nevin Adams10/1/2015 • 0 Comments

Millennials are living longer, and many will have to finance retirements that are actually longer than their working careers. Here are five things they should know about saving for retirement.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

ERISA does not preempt the application of all federal laws and regulations to retirement plans — and that includes website privacy standards set by the Federal Trade Commission. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

In the latest issue of Employee Plans News, the IRS provides comprehensive access to information concerning forms, correcting mistakes, plans and more that have been updated since the last issue of the newsletter.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/30/2015 • 0 Comments

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) in its Fall 2015 Retirement Recap newsletter features information on what to do about unclaimed pensions. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2015 • 0 Comments

Much has been made of the ills of public and private pension plans — and hospital systems are no healthier, with a recent report showing that the collective obligations of the 50 largest non-profit health systems’ pension funds grew faster than did their assets in 2014. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has issued a report identifying which kinds of retirement plans have the highest takeup rates — ratios of participants vs. access.
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By ASPPA Net Staff9/29/2015 • 0 Comments

The PBGC has released a report projecting that its Multiemployer Program Fund and single employer plans are in better financial shape and will be solvent longer than it had thought. READ MORE

By ASPPA Net Staff9/28/2015 • 0 Comments

The assets of the 100 largest U.S. public employee pension systems fell slightly from the first quarter of 2015 to the second, READ MORE

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