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Open, Multi-Employer Plans

April 28, 2019

The Weekly Pulse Podcast
With Jeffrey Snyder

In this episode: (1) MEPs, consolidation and fees – a look at some of the latest financial industry research, (2) GDP rises to 3.2%, but are there concerns about growth?, (3) Amazon’s free two-day shipping becoming one day shipping, The Office leaving Netflix, (4) Grant goes to Canada: An update from the Financial Freedom book tour, (5) NJ joins the rank of state-sponsored retirement plans, what’s next? Why are some folks fussin’? and (6) Vanderbilt settles its 403(b) law suit, but there are ramifications for data privacy. Special guest is Cerulli Associates’ Bing Waldert.

401(k) Firms Unite to Thwart Cyber Attacks

May 7, 2018

Article appeared on IGNITE, A Financial Times Service
By Emile Hallez

Hackers are increasingly working to access and loot retirement accounts, prompting an industry group to create an information-sharing coalition that allows recordkeepers to anonymously report cyber attacks to peers.

Late last month, the Spark Institute announced a collaboration with FS-ISAC, the public-private partnership that facilitates the sharing of cyber-threat intelligence between thousands of financial services companies. The two organizations formed the Retirement Industry Council, which functions as a group within FS-ISAC, or the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center.