25 Nov 15

Fiduciary Rule: Collision between the SEC and DOL?

The SEC just established an October 2016 date for a Notice of Proposed Rule Making on the Fiduciary Rule for broker-dealers and investment advisors. Under normal circumstances, the SEC has jurisdiction over IRA rollovers, an area that the Department of Labor has made a part of its Fiduciary rule. Will this cause a collision between the SEC and the DOL? Will this force the DOL to slow down its proposal and work on “harmonization” of the two rules? A quick overview from NAPA Net SEC announcement What are your thoughts on this initiative? Philippe Plageman Director of Market Research and…

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18 Nov 15

My View from the SPARK Forum: Technology Delivers Value

On November 8- 10, Fluent sponsored and participated in the annual SPARK Forum in Palm Beach, Florida. I have always found the Annual Forum to be a great conference to take the pulse of the industry and dialogue with retirement services leaders across the country about the challenges and opportunities facing Americans workers and our industry as a whole. Our community faces many challenges, but I am continually impressed with the capacity of our industry to transform itself through it’s ability to listen, look inward and evolve. As our national policy continues to shift to consumer owned and directed retirement…

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23 Oct 15

Fluent to Exhibit at SPARK and TSAM

Fluent has a busy month ahead! We will be exhibiting at two important industry conferences and I hope we have the opportunity to see you at either one. The first, is the Retirement Communities’ most significant gathering of industry plan providers and leaders, the SPARK Forum on November 8-10 in Palm, Beach Florida. The second, is TSAM, the world’s leading event for developing efficient investment management companies, on November 19th. At TSAM, the Asset Manager Community will gather in Boston, Massachusetts to discuss the pressing challenges facing money management today. I am sure you agree, we are living in extraordinary…

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15 Sep 15

Welcome To Our New Site

Fluent’s very name is about movement, motion and change. After several months of planning, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We wanted a new website to better collaborate with our clients, financial industry partners, stakeholders and associates. This site is a reflection of our commitment to our community, our brand and our products. You will now be able to post comments and feedback on our new blog, engage with us on social media, and access the latest product information. Watch for exciting case studies, announcements and news in the coming months.  We want our news and content to…

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