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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 » DOL’s Fiduciary Rule Poses New Litigation Threat to IRA Advice

August 15, 2016 | Retirement Plans

401(k) lawsuits have been a large topic of conversation in the retirement planning space, however the conversation is starting to take a different shape with the DOL’s Fiduciary Rule. Financial advisors working with individual investors need to take note since the Fiduciary Rule holds financial …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 10: DOL Encourages Participant Education

May 20, 2016 | Retirement Plans

The widely anticipated final fiduciary rule from the Department of Labor (DOL) is here. As expected, the rule broadly expands the definition of fiduciary investment advice but provides welcome flexibility for providing general education materials to participants without triggering fiduciary …

Library » Regulatory FAQs: The ACA and January 31 Open Enrollment Deadline

January 28, 2016 | Retirement Plans

As a financial advisor, what do I need to know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty on individuals without health insurance? For many, the cost of health care is a very real, recurring expense that requires planning and management. As employers move to defined contribution health care …

Library » An Easy Button for DC Plans?

December 02, 2015 | Retirement Plans

Close your eyes and imagine that there was a button plan sponsors could press that would turn participant inertia into an asset, and help improve sub-optimal asset allocations while simultaneously putting the plan sponsor on more solid fiduciary footing. Luckily there is, it’s called re- …

Library » Required Minimum Distributions from IRAs

August 24, 2015 | Retirement Plans

Introduction Many retirees have large IRAs that grow in value over years of saving and investing in qualified retirement plans. However, the government is seeking the tax revenue from lifetime earnings that have been deferred in IRAs throughout their working years. In order to collect tax …

Library » Department of Labor Re-Proposes Conflict of Interest Rule, Schedules Hearings

August 12, 2015 | Retirement Plans

The regulatory environment is an area that Manning & Napier constantly monitors for potential ripple effects on investment objectives. Recently, there has been no shortage of drama as the Department of Labor (DOL) unveiled its conflict-of-interest proposal for public comment. In April, the DOL …


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