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US Investment Outlook 2017
December 2016

Advisors expect a choppy ride in 2017 but many anticipate markets will perform favorably. This suggests advisors see investment opportunities, especially in higher risk assets, despite the turbulent environment. The data primarily used in this report comes from an October 2016 CoreData survey of 552 financial advisors.

The Fiduciary Rule
November 2016

In April of 2016, new regulation concerning permissible compensation for retirement accounts, known as the fiduciary rule, was laid out, with full adoption set for 2018. The ruling requires advisors to put the interests of their clients above their own, adhering to a fiduciary standard of advice. This report looks at the impact of the rule on advisors and how it will shape the future of advising.

Baby Boomers & Divorce
September 2016

Many individuals do not consider divorce a significant threat to retirement savings — a surprising finding given that divorced individuals have less saved in retirement than married individuals and are more likely to be bankrupt. The data referenced throughout this paper is a combination of CoreData Research calculations based on data files from various sources as well as content from other reports and surveys.

Retirement Planning in the Gig Economy
August 2016

The rise of the gig economy, whereby employees freelance in temporary positions, is gathering momentum. Variously described as contingent workers, independent contractors, free-agents, temp labor and alternative/nontraditional workers, these employees are changing the landscape of the US labor market.