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NTSA 403(b) SUMMIT Coverage

By NTSA Net Staff7/27/2015 • 0 Comments

In MarketBeat, Amy L. Simonson summarizes the who, what, when, where, why and how of the DOL’s re-proposed fiduciary rule.

By Mike Bushnell7/7/2015 • 0 Comments

At the 2015 NTSA 403(b) Summit, executives from small, medium and large practices came together to share advice for growing businesses of all sizes — and all of them agreed that nothing matters in this business without a strong reputation.

By Mike Bushnell7/6/2015 • 0 Comments

In her keynote speech at the 2015 NTSA 403(b) Summit, Shari Harley stressed that people want the truth and that no advisor — or any other employee — should get blindsided by a client who decides they don’t need their services anymore.

By Mike Bushnell7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

The 10 finalists for the 2015 NTSA Elite Advisor Award, including the five winners, were honored on June 29 during a ceremony at the NTSA 403(b) Summit in Nashville.

By Mike Bushnell7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

In an NTSA 403(b) Summit session, NTSA immediate past president Susan Diehl and others explained the effects of the DOL's proposed fiduciary rule and implored members to get involved in the rulemaking process.

By Mike Bushnell7/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Nearly every facet of the economy is becoming more automated, and as a panel explained at the 2015 NTSA 403(b) Summit, robo-advisors show that retirement plans are no different.

By Mike Bushnell6/30/2015 • 0 Comments

America’s growing retirement crisis has been gaining attention in the past few years at both the state and federal levels. One commonly suggested remedy has been automatic enrollment, a trend that is now affecting state-sponsored plans across the country.

By Mike Bushnell6/30/2015 • 0 Comments

While highlighting a number of recent state-level victories on behalf of individual 403(b) advisors, NTSA Executive Director Chris DeGrassi kicked off the 2015 NTSA 403(b) Summit in Nashville June 28 by emphasizing that the biggest battles still loom at the federal level.

By John Iekel6/25/2014 • 0 Comments

The federal government, a purveyor of regulations and legislation, has set before the 403(b) community a veritable blue plate special — and one with a long shelf life to boot. NTSA President Susan Diehl of PenServ Services, Inc., outlined what’s on that plate at NTSA’s 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 24.

By John Iekel6/25/2014 • 0 Comments

That’s the specific — and implied — message of three experts offering their take on how to increase plan participation. TSA Consulting VP Steve Banks, Hendershot Financial Group’s Tom Hendershot and Teresa Ward, Retirement Plans VP at OppenheimerFunds, made their remarks to attendees at a June 23 session of the NTSA 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C.

By Steven Sullivan6/25/2014 • 0 Comments

Relying on the traditional methods for determining a client’s tolerance for risk can be risky in itself, according to Michael Kitces, speaking at the 2014 NTSA 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 24. Kitces is a partner and director of research at the Pinnacle Advisory Group.

By John Ortman6/24/2014 • 0 Comments

What do you do that keeps you a step ahead of your competition? Four recipients of NTSA’s inaugural Elite Advisor Award revealed their secret sauce and perspectives on maintaining a high level of success at a special workshop at the 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C.

By John Iekel6/24/2014 • 0 Comments

The watchword of the day is patience. And detailed preparation. Speaking to a packed room at a June 23 general session of the NTSA 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C., Kristi Cook, head of an eponymous law firm, and Ellie Lowder, of TSA Consulting, outlined the challenges facing the 403(b) industry. 

By Steven Sullivan6/23/2014 • 0 Comments

Find your passion, advised Kent Schutte, president of EFS Advisors, and build your business around it. Schutte’s breakout session, “Becoming the Go-To Advisor,” was a Day 2 highlight of the 2014 NTSA 403(b) Summit in Washington.

By John Iekel6/23/2014 • 0 Comments

“High tech and high touch” characterizes the approach of Generations X and Y’ to financial planning and advice. Greenwald & Associates Research Director Lisa Schneider delivered that message to attendees at the NTSA 403(b) Summit on June 23. While younger workers are tech-savvy, they also want a human touch and dimension. 

By John Iekel6/23/2014 • 0 Comments

“They cannot beat us when we work together!”, NTSA Executive Director Chris DeGrassi exhorted attendees at the June 22 opening general session of NTSA’s 403(b) Summit in Washington, D.C. DeGrassi and NTSA Associate General Counsel/Director of Government Affairs Ronald J. Triche provided a summary of progress — and challenges facing NTSA members — in making sure the clients they serve have the freedom to choose how best to invest for their retirement. 

By John Ortman6/23/2014 • 0 Comments

Tulane University’s Peter Ricchuiti, the world’s only stand-up comedian currently employed as a professor of economics, paints an optimistic picture of the current and future economy and the resulting impact on the financial markets. Delivering the keynote address of the NTSA 403(b) Summit to a packed house June 22, Ricchiuti highlighted the key factors and dynamics underlying today’s robust economic recovery and the rosy prospects for the future.

By Steven Sullivan6/23/2014 • 0 Comments

Kristi Cook, co-author of the 403(b) bible, The Source, launched her leadoff workshop session at this year’s NTSA 403(b) Summit June 22 with an anecdote: Her husband, a college professor, asked her if she thought maybe he could retire and what they might need in retirement. So Cook, in essence, became the client. 

By John Ortman6/20/2014 • 0 Comments

The National Tax-deferred Savings Association (NTSA) recognized eight 403(b) plan advisors as recipients of the inaugural “NTSA Elite Advisors Award” at the annual NTSA 403(b) Summit June 22. The award recognizes plan advisors who have done the most to help individual plan participants accumulate assets for retirement.

By Kristine Coffey, John Ortman6/25/2013 • 0 Comments

Gathering in the energy-filled Chicago Loop in June, 403(b) professionals from around the country networked, learned about timely industry initiatives and made plans to enhance their clients’ futures.

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