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    Rollovers of 401(k)s into pension plans gets government agency backing

    With move, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. clears the way for annuitization of the funds.

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    John Hancock pushes for liquid alts in retirement plans

    Breakfast with Benjamin:Shopping season bodes well for stocks. Plus: John Hancock pushes for liquid alts in retirement plans; being thankful for seasonal market timing; and learning to fly drones for fun and profit

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    Government workers get first crack at phased retirement

    Virtually every survey of American workers finds the majority would like to ease into retirement, perhaps working part time for a few years before calling it quits completely. The problem is, corporate America has been slow to embrace the phased-retirement concept. But that could be changing. The

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    Retirement plan sponsors want more from advisers

    A desire for greater expertise was cited as the primary reason for switching advice providers, says Fidelity survey

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    Demand for socially responsible investing options in 401(k)s on the rise

    Money managers say more participants want to link retirement savings to values.

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    BlackRock names Castille as chief retirement strategist

    Former head of firm's defined contribution unit will focus on target date business, retirement indexes, create research platform.

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    Great-West Financial renames new retirement plan business Empower

    New name is latest step in integration of Putnam Investments' retirement business and the acquisition of J.P. Morgan's Retirement Plan Services.

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    Conservative target-date funds weathered the third quarter market rout

    More conservative target-date funds — those favoring higher relative positioning in bonds — weathered the market rout best in the third quarter, according to target date fund analyst Janet Yang of Morningstar Inc.

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    Best- and worst-performing target date funds

    Track the performance of the best and worst target-date funds through the third quarter, and see which funds best weathered the market's volatility.

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    Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path

    Rethinking the traditional retirement income glide path New software takes headaches out of the bucket strategy Oct 26, 2014 @ 12:01 am By Mary Beth Franklin + Zoom A few years ago, the Principal Financial Group published a white paper comparing two of the most popular retirement income strategies:

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    Treasury, IRS OK annuities in 401(k) target date funds

    Approval of annuities in 401(k) target date funds, including as a default investment, will make lifetime-income features more popular.

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    Earnings season shapes up as the next test for the markets

    Monday's Breakfast with Benjamin menu: How will the market handle 3Q earnings? Plus: Bracing for an oil-price war, trouble beneath the surface of lower gas prices, a rare hawkish nod from the Fed, and advisers get high marks from clients.

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    A 401(k) conundrum: Can you make cash pile last for life?

    Little thought – or government help — is given to the question of how to make withdrawals from a retirement plan

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    Strategies arise to take advantage of new IRS after-tax rollover

    Though after-tax dollars in a 401(k) can now be rolled into a Roth IRA, few employers accept such contributions.

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    3 tips for tomorrow's retirement plan adviser

    A successful plan specialist is a broad-based consultant, not just an investment consultant.