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By John Iekel10/21/2014 • 0 Comments

Public pensions can be fair game when a city government declares bankruptcy under federal law, the federal judge overseeing Stockton, Calif.’s bankruptcy has ruled.


By Fred Barstein10/21/2014 • 0 Comments

Floyd Norris, The New York Times’ chief financial correspondent, asks the obvious question why a plan sponsor would willingly (or neglectfully) choose a more expensive version of a fund — as was the case in the Tibble v. Edison case that is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.


By NAPA Net Staff10/21/2014 • 0 Comments

The Nutmeg State is looking for public comments on the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for all private sector employees. State officials are looking for public comment on a market feasibility study that is due to the legislature by Jan. 1, 2016. 


By Fred Barstein10/20/2014 • 0 Comments

Are robo-advisors a threat or potential partners for plan advisors looking to serve the mass affluent and Millennials? With the recent partnership between Fidelity’s IWS division, which provides custodial services to RIAs, and Betterment, a four-year-old robo-advisor with 50,000 clients, the answer seems to be “partner.” 


By NAPA Net Staff10/18/2014 • 0 Comments

Lifestyle/premixed funds turned out to be the big draw for participant transfers in September.


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