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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/ …

James Esposito

Qualified Plans Consultant

Library » Three Considerations For Small Business Owners When Implementing a Retirement Plan

November 17, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Business owners looking to implement a new qualified retirement plan—like a §401(k) plan or a cash balance plan—for the 2016 calendar year must have the plan document signed by 12/31/2016 for the earliest allowable effective date of 01/01/2016. Here are some important points to consider about …

Library » Narrowing In on the Right Approach

August 30, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Introduction One of the primary objectives that plan sponsors are tasked with is designing/implementing an investment menu that affords participants the greatest opportunity to achieve their retirement goals. While this seems like a relatively straightforward task, there is no one-size-fits-all …

Dana Vosburgh, CFP®

Director of Family Wealth Management

Financial Planning » Retirement Planning: Protecting your Investments against Volatility and Economic Concerns

March 22, 2016 | Planning for Retirement

For most retirees, investing can be described as a balancing act; dampen market volatility to fund ongoing expenses, but also generate enough growth to fund those expenses for a long period of time and experience volatility along the way. While putting a large portion of a portfolio in savings …


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