February 2011

“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.

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.

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.

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 www.plansponsor.com. If you have a product announcement that you believe would be of interest to our ­readers, drop us a line at news@plansponsor.com.

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.

Frame of Reference

Effective fee disclosure means sponsors must think beyond regs

Out of Style?

Global equity portfolios offer an unrestrained approach

Net “Net”?

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

Physical “Education”

Are executive physical programs affected by the PPACA’s new nondiscrimination rules?

Lender Beware

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