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Apr 2017

What’s Cooking in Congress for Retirement Plans?

On my new Twitter Feed, I post the best retirement content I see every day, so that you don’t have to read every article that arrives in your inbox.  One of my recent posts happened to come from my colleague, Jeff Snyder, who was fortunate enough to sit down with Preston Rutledge, Tax and Benef…

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Apr 2017

Top of Mind: Trends that Matter

In our most recent edition of Trends that Matter, fixed-dollar recordkeeping fees and ESG investing were the hot issues among retirement plan sponsors.  While those trends remain current, others have emerged that should be top of mind with plan sponsors: An increasing number of plan sponsors…

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06

Apr 2017

Fiduciary vs. Investment Manager: What’s the Difference?

In an environment of increased fiduciary litigation, advisors and other service providers have ramped up their marketing efforts to provide risk management services to plan sponsors. Such efforts have resulted in plan sponsor confusion as to the type of services that are being offered, as well as th…

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Mar 2017

The Skinny on State-Run Auto-IRAs

My colleague, Jeff Snyder, recently interviewed Lisa Massena, Executive Director of the Oregon Retirement Savings Plan. As you may be aware, Oregon is the first state in the nation to roll out a state-run auto-IRA program. The first employers will adopt the program this July, in pilot form.  …

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Mar 2017

Your Retirement Plan has HOW MANY Investments?

While many things have changed in my 25 years at Cammack Retirement, some things have remained the same.  One of those is the tendency for retirement plan sponsors to offer too many investment options to their participants. It is not unusual to come across plans with tens, or even hundreds, of …

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09

Mar 2017

Preparing Participants for the Next Market Downturn

As I write this at the close of February, the S&P 500 is up a robust 5.57% for the first two months of the year.  The last seven calendar years have seen an increase in the S&P 500 each and every year, averaging approximately 15% per year since the last correction in 2008. Other equity ind…

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01

Mar 2017

Back to Basics: Investment Terminology, Part 2

Welcome back to Back to Basics! The inaugural edition of Back to Basics featured an explanation of some important retirement plan investment terms. However, there were too many terms for one Top of Mind, so we continue this week with part two: Target Date Fund (TDF) — Also known as a l…

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Feb 2017

Back to Basics: Investment Terminology

Welcome to the first edition of Back to Basics! This new feature was created based on some of our plan sponsor clients who indicated that they could benefit from an explanation of certain retirement plan fundamentals. This inaugural edition of Back to Basics features investment terminology with w…

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Feb 2017

Some "Top of Mind" Thoughts on the Fiduciary Rule Delay

While Trump’s Presidential Memorandum requesting the Secretary of Labor to analyze the Fiduciary Rule was not a direct request for a delay in the applicability date, his directive had the same effect. We are covering the delay extensively, most recently in this Compliance Alert as well as next week’…

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