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    Voya Financial taps former Great-West president Nelson as CEO of retirement

    Charles P. Nelson was named CEO of retirement for Voya Financial, effective May 1, the company said Monday.Maliz Beams had been CEO of Voya's retirement solutions business, but she resigned Oct. 15. Rodney O. Martin Jr., chairman and CEO of Voya Financial, assumed her responsibilities.(More: The

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    MassMutual beefs up DCIO effort, extending reach into retirement plans

    Insurer faces uphill battle as competition in defined contribution investment-only space is tough.

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    Are employer savings on health care being reinvested in retirement plans?

    As health care benefits fall out of favor with employees, some small businesses are considering redesigning their 401(k)s to retain staff.

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    Focus Financial invests in $600 million wealth manager

    Focus Financial Partners, the deep-pocketed investor in financial-advisory businesses, said Monday it has taken a stake in a 45-year-old firm managing $600 million in assets.Under Focus' umbrella, the Savannah, Ga.-based Fiduciary Group plans to add to its ranks of financial advisers and extend its

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    Vanguard digital advice platform gives investors choice on active vs. passive

    Stock-and-bond pickers are a side dish served on request in soon-to-come digital advice offering.

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    Who oversees wealth advisers who guide investors on 401(k)s? It depends.

    The financial services industry is trading plenty of barbs with regulators over fiduciary regulation, but a gray area could put advisers at risk: What about the adviser who guides wealth management clients on their 401(k)s?It's likely an everyday scenario for many advisers who give clients advice

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    Who wants to service a tiny retirement plan? This guy.

    Retirement plan consultant builds service for plans with less than $2M in assets.

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    Employer objections stand in way of 401(k) plan success

    Advisers can adopt strategies to counteract arguments against trying to maximize contributions

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    Ameriprise to pay $27.5 million settlement in 401(k) fiduciary breach suit

    Firm denies allegations made by its own retirement plan participants in four-year-old case that was set to go to trial April 13.

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    New areas for 401(k) lawsuits emerge

    A new array of developing legal risks awaits unwary retirement plans and their advisers.

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    Retirement plan advisers are preparing for major changes

    Experts weigh in with best practices retirement plan advisers should make sure they have in place given pending industry shifts

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    DOL head says fiduciary standard will happen

    Secretary Perez has confidence his agency will complete work on the rule before Obama's term ends.

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    IRA incentives help savers, but they need to keep a close eye on fees

    The programs, including one launched last week by Fidelity, won't make everyday investors millionaires, but they help

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    Who needs a cash balance plan? Not just New Jersey

    A tussle over public pensions has thrust these defined-benefit plans into the spotlight.

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    Pivotal 401(k) fee lawsuit in front of Supreme Court means big changes for plan advisers

    Regardless of how the high court rules, ongoing investment monitoring will be here to stay.