Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 11: Navigating New Regulations

September 26, 2016 | Retirement Plans

Come April 2017, many financial professionals will find themselves acting as an ERISA-like fiduciary. The new rule broadens the definition of “investment advice” to impose ERISA-like fiduciary obligations on all advisors to qualified retirement plans as well as IRAs and other tax-deferred …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Converge, Volume 11: Managing Litigation Risk

September 26, 2016 | Retirement Plans

The threat of a lawsuit is scary. With a new class action filing making headlines daily, many plan fiduciaries think they could be next. Unfortunately, too many fiduciaries try to pacify litigation fears by focusing on allegedly poor plan decisions cited in the headlines. Often the result is …

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: Best Practices in a New Regulatory Environment

May 20, 2016 | Retirement Plans

A new wave of 401(k) litigation and the Department of Labor’s (DOL) impending conflict of interest regulations has the retirement industry aflutter. With so much activity in the realm of “fiduciary best practices,” it is difficult to keep track of what has changed and what has remained the same. …

Shelby George

Senior Vice President, Advisor Services

Library » Regulatory FAQ: “Final” Agency Rules Issued After Mid-May, 2016, Might Not Be So Final

April 06, 2016 | Retirement Plans

If the political balance of power changes in 2017, what can be done to reverse Obama Administration agency regulations? An obscure parliamentary mechanism called the Congressional Review Act (CRA) may enable the 2017 Congress and President to overturn final regulations they don’t like . . . but …

Library » Regulatory FAQs: FINRA's Proposed Rule to Protect Vulnerable Investors

March 03, 2016 | Retirement Plans

I have heard there is the potential for new regulations designed to protect vulnerable investors. What are the implications for financial advisors? As the population continues to age, regulators’ attention is focused on protecting senior citizens and other vulnerable people from financial fraud …

Library » Manning & Napier’s Regulatory Outlook for Advisors

February 23, 2016 | Active Management

Download this Outlook to understand how today’s challenging regulatory landscape impacts your practice and clients, and to learn more about the following: Find Opportunity in Fixed Income How to position fixed income in a rising rate environment Your Fiduciary Responsibility Evolving …

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 …

Ethan McKenney, CFP®

Senior Wealth Management Consultant

Library » Required Minimum Distributions from Inherited IRAs

December 18, 2015 | Wealth Management

As the end of the year approaches, it’s important to be aware of certain withdrawal requirements for owners of IRAs. Many may be aware that Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from IRAs begin in the year when an IRA owner turns 70½. However, RMDs from Inherited IRAs are treated differently and …