February 2011

Voices of Reason

Finding the Right Retirement Plan Adviser

  1. Cover
  2. Voices of Reason

    Finding the Right Retirement Plan Adviser
  1. Editorial
  2. “Whether” Veins

    This is the time of year when winter weather can really throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans. Whether it’s trying to figure out if the kids will have school, what the commute to work will be like, or if that plane will be departing on time (or at all), we’re all looking for credible sources of information to help us know what lies ahead.
  1. IMHO
  2. Group “Therapy?”

    Somewhere over the course of your academic or professional career, I’m sure you’ve been exposed to any number of group exercises.
  1. UpFront
  2. Upfront - February 2011

    Articles that appeared in the UpFront section of the magazine.
  1. War Stories
  2. War Stories - February 2011

    We all have them: Those front-line experiences that are inevitable when one deals with the variety—and sensitivity—of issues associated with human beings and critical life events. Sometimes those stories are tragic, sometimes they are bizarre, and sometimes—admit it—they are just plain funny.
  1. Survey Says
  2. What’s Your Favorite Smartphone App?

    Seems like every other day we’re reporting on another Smartphone “app”—even in the benefits space.
  1. Bells & Whistles
  2. Bells & Whistles - February 2011

    Each month, Bells & Whistles highlights recent product introductions that plan sponsors­ may find of interest. More information on these announcements can be found on If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our ­readers, drop us a line at
  1. Feature
  2. PLANADVISER's Top 100 Retirement Plan Advisers

    For the past several years, we have drawn from the pool of nominations for PLANSPONSOR’s Retirement Plan Adviser and Adviser Team of the Year a list of "most successful advisers." These are advisers whose practices stand out in terms of a series of quantitative measures. This year, we have refined that approach to compile a list of PLANADVISER’s Top 100 Advisers and Adviser Teams.

  1. 2010 PLANSPONSOR/MullinTBG NQDCP Survey: Added Emphasis

    NQDCPs continue to play a key role

  1. (k)Plans
  2. Frame of Reference

    Effective fee disclosure means sponsors must think beyond regs

  1. Head of the Class
  2. Out of Style?

    Global equity portfolios offer an unrestrained approach
  1. Barry's Pickings
  2. Worse than Gridlock?

    What will Congress do?
  1. Saxon Angle
  2. Net “Net”?

    Labor’s new fiduciary definition likely to snag more providers, advisers

  1. Just out of Reish
  2. Part of the “Parcel”

    Benchmarking as a part of a prudent process

  1. Second Opinions
  2. Physical "Education"

    Are executive physical programs affected by the PPACA’s new nondiscrimination rules?
  1. Securities Lending
  2. Lender Beware

    Lawsuits and Congressional scrutiny make the timing right for a securities-lending review