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Nevin Adams

Adams

Nevin is the Portal Conductor of the Industry Trends & Research station.

He is ASPPA’s Chief of Communications and serves as Editor in Chief of NAPA Net and NAPA Net the Magazine.

Previously he was the Employee Benefits Research Institute’s Director of Education and External Relations, Co-Director of EBRI’s Center for Research on Retirement Income and Director of the American Savings Education Council. 

Nevin spent a dozen years as Global Editor-in-Chief of PLANSPONSOR magazine and PLANSPONSOR.com, as well as the PLANADVISER Europe and PLANSPONSOR Europe magazines. He was the creator, writer and publisher of PLANSPONSOR.com’s NewsDash, and was instrumental in launching the publication’s popular and distinctive conference series.

He also worked at Northern Trust in Chicago in a variety of management roles, culminating in the development of a proprietary recordkeeping platform, and at Wachovia Bank, leading their defined contribution/recordkeeping businesses. 

He has been honored three times by the National Association of Government Defined Contribution Administrators (NAGDCA) with their Media Recognition Award (in 2002, 2004 and 2013), and was listed as one of the Most Influential People in Defined Contribution by the 401kWire for five consecutive years.

By Nevin Adams4/13/2015 • 0 Comments

In a new report, Democratic staff members of the Senate Finance Committee take aim at what the report calls “tax avoidance strategies,” including non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans.

By Nevin Adams4/13/2015 • 0 Comments

Years back, a friend of mine told me about an outlandish interview question.

By Nevin Adams4/10/2015 • 0 Comments

Think you’ve had a bad week? It could have been worse. Check out what happened to these guys….

By Nevin Adams4/9/2015 • 0 Comments

There are a lot of things that can shake one’s confidence about retirement readiness — but American workers may be their own worst enemies.

By Nevin Adams4/9/2015 • 0 Comments

We live in an era of expanding electronic communications — but there are limits for ERISA plans, as a recent federal court ruling reminds us.

By Nevin Adams4/8/2015 • 0 Comments

While industry pundits (and many advisors) continue to tout the prudence, if not necessity, of retirement plan lifetime income options, current trends don’t appear favorable, according to John Haley, Chief Executive Officer at Towers Watson.

By Nevin Adams4/7/2015 • 0 Comments

Ours is a complex and complicated business — constantly changing and evolving. And yet, there are key fallacies about today’s retirement system — and how it compares with what used to be — that will not go away.

By Nevin Adams4/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Auto plan features are living up to their billing. (Spring 2015)

By Nevin Adams4/6/2015 • 0 Comments

The 7th Circuit stakes out partial plan termination boundaries. (Spring 2015)

By Nevin Adams4/6/2015 • 0 Comments

Seems like every other week there is a survey, or a story about a survey, that purports to chronicle Americans’ confidence (or lack thereof) about their prospects for a financially viable retirement.

By Nevin Adams4/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Plans that have, or have been contemplating, automatic enrollment features just got some good news from the Internal Revenue Service.

By Nevin Adams4/3/2015 • 0 Comments

Realizing that each plan can have its own measure of success, in this week’s NAPA Net reader poll we asked how your plan sponsor clients measure plan success — and how that compares with the measure(s) you use.

By Nevin Adams4/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Think you’ve had a bad week? It could have been worse. Check out what happened to these guys...

By Nevin Adams4/2/2015 • 0 Comments

Participants in automatic enrollment plans tend to save below the level of the employer match, clustering around the relatively low default rates. But does this trend hold over time?

By Nevin Adams3/31/2015 • 0 Comments

New nonpartisan data has uncovered a major uptick in retirement confidence, as millions of Americans with access to workplace retirement plans finally took advantage of the wide array of resources long available to them.

By Nevin Adams3/30/2015 • 0 Comments

A federal district court has dismissed retirement plan participant claims that Fidelity violated ERISA by keeping or improperly using “float income” generated by their plan(s).

By Nevin Adams3/30/2015 • 0 Comments

You hear a lot of talk these days about measuring plan health, retirement readiness and plan outcomes.

By Nevin Adams3/30/2015 • 0 Comments

Its day in court just days away, Ameriprise Financial, Inc. opted to settle a 2011 lawsuit claiming breach of fiduciary duty in the company’s 401(k) plan for $27.5 million.

By Nevin Adams3/27/2015 • 0 Comments

Think you’ve had a bad week? It could have been worse. Check out what happened to these guys….

By Nevin Adams3/25/2015 • 0 Comments

The 2015 NAPA 401(k) Summit, held Sunday through Tuesday this week in San Diego, got rave reviews from attendees, speakers and exhibitors alike. Don’t make the mistake of missing out on next year’s event, April 17-19, 2016, in Nashville.

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