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Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 16: Are you falling in the “average participant” trap?

January 31, 2018 | Retirement Plans

Behavioral finance helped retirement experts understand that everyone, including participants, sometimes behave irrationally. Investment practices is one of the best examples. Most people fear loss more than they delight in gain—and as a result, they invest too conservatively even though they …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 16: Three Reasons Plan Sponsors are Considering CITs – or Should Be

January 31, 2018 | Retirement Plans

In a recent survey of retirement plan sponsors and advisors, Manning & Napier found 60% of employers would consider offering a Collective Investment Trust (CIT) or other alternative investment vehicle to a mutual fund if it has the same objective, but lower fees in order to reduce their …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 15: Fiduciaries: “Can someone just tell me what to do?”

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Eight of ten employers say they’re concerned about an increase in fiduciary litigation. And more than a quarter listed fiduciary liability and litigation as their top 401(k) concern. Employers’ concern is understandable. Although most employers would confidently say they have the best …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 15: 3 Ways Participants are Driving a New Era of Menu Design

September 13, 2017 | Retirement Plans

The industry has put immense effort into introducing new participants to retirement education and help preparing resources to assist in participants’ long-term needs. While the effort on behalf of those participants can and should continue to be a large focus, there needs to be an additional …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: Healthcare Reform Makes HSA Education Imperative

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

We are staring down a healthcare landscape set to look dramatically different under the Trump Administration than it did in Obama’s America. Although the American Health Care Act (AHCA) did not initially pass, a revised version was voted on and passed by the House of Representatives on May 4, 20 …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 14: A Fiduciary Approach to Menu Design

June 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

401(k) plan investment line-ups are an increasingly complex and vital decision for fiduciaries. Critical responsibilities include the amount of investment choices to offer as well as the types of asset classes to offer. Some fiduciaries have been sued for offering too many choices, while …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 13: Fiduciary Fee Reasonableness

March 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Fee reasonableness is a fundamental and widely discussed fiduciary topic. Despite the importance of the topic, the Department of Labor (DOL) hasn’t given much insight or guidance as to what is considered a reasonable fee. As a result, much of the interpretation of what is and is not reasonable …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 13: Breaking Down CITs

March 08, 2017 | Retirement Plans

Recent notable court cases which talk about at least considering Collective Investment Trust Funds (CITs) include Ameriprise Financial and Lockheed Martin – both with settlement agreements stipulating that plan sponsors consider using CITs in the plan. CITs are often less expensive to create/ …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 12: Trump and the Fiduciary Rule—Managing Uncertainty

December 07, 2016 | Retirement Plans

With Donald Trump named president-elect, a myriad of current policies have been put into question - including the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule. While this rule is not set to take effect until April 2017, there is question as to whether Trump’s election could halt its implementation. …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » 3 Influencers Driving Today’s Fiduciary Best Practices

November 21, 2016 | Retirement Plans

As the Department of Labor (DOL) has redefined “investment advice,” they have undoubtedly accelerated the evolution of what it means to be a fiduciary. Regulators are but one of the three key influencers shaping best practices for new fiduciaries. Financial institutions are working aggressively …


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