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Not all broker-dealers and investment advisers are adequately addressing the various security risks in relation to their network storage solutions, which could result in unauthorized access to information stored on the device, according to a new SEC Risk Alert.   During recent examinations, staff... READ MORE
The times they are a-changin’. At an exciting — and, perhaps in some ways terrifying — pace. But in order to compete, one must embrace and employ the dazzling attributes and developments of our dizzying age. Joey Coleman, Chief Experience Composer of the Design Symphony recently shared his insights... READ MORE
Clients’ expectations have changed. And that is in part explained, and fueled by, technology. In a Jan. 29 session of the NTSA 30th Anniversary Summit in Tampa, FL, Lincoln Investment Vice President of Branch Development Tom Lakatos offered his insights on this development. Lakatos was definitive... READ MORE
Broker-dealers and registered representatives must link to FINRA’s BrokerCheck website on their home pages and any pages on their websites featuring profiles of representatives who work with retail investors. This requirement came into effect after the Securities and Exchange Commission approved a... READ MORE
A new survey finds that, among plans automatically enrolling participants, 7 in 10 use all three features of an autopilot program (auto enroll, contribution acceleration, and qualified default investment alternative (QDIA)), but the adoption rate varies by plan size. According to “How America Saves... READ MORE
The Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing on June 15 to examine ways to leverage prizes and technology to influence savings behavior.The hearing featured testimony from Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies President Catherine Collinson that focused on a new research report... READ MORE
A strong majority of attendees at a recent conference for executives, investment professionals and registered investment advisors expect that changes to their technological systems will be necessary in order to comply with the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. An even greater majority expect... READ MORE
A recent blog post provides tips and ideas for ensuring that plan and participant information is secure and protected from cyberattack.    “Addressing Cybersecurity in Your Retirement Plan TPA Contract,” by the law firm von Briesen & Roper, offers ideas on how to incorporate cybersecurity... READ MORE
Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform — both website and mobile — is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan, upping the ante on the quality and efficiency of the user experience. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital... READ MORE
Increasingly, a plan’s digital platform — both website and mobile — is becoming participants’ main point of contact with the plan, upping the ante on the quality and efficiency of the user experience. What can consumer research tell us about doing a better job of fulfilling users’ digital... READ MORE
Have you ever attended a conference session about using social media and walked away thinking that when you got back to your office you weren't going to be allowed to do any of the stuff you just learned? Or worse, that you didn't really understand what any of it meant to begin with?This year’s 403... READ MORE
The revolution in technology that has transformed communication has changed the way business is conducted as well. And that can help you in managing your practice and making it grow. Join us for a conversation about technology in an NTSA webcast on Friday, Nov. 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m. ET, and... READ MORE
There are things you should do — and not do — in using social media. And it’s especially complicated for those in the retirement plan industry, since social media communications must comply with the rules promulgated by regulatory bodies and others.  Join us for an upcoming webcast, “Realities of... READ MORE
  Over the last 30 years we have seen unprecedented changes in retirement choices in the 403(b) marketplace. There have also been enhancements to help advisors communicate with clients and prospects. Are these changes helping or hurting you? How can you adapt your practice to utilize these... READ MORE