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Younger workers don’t want to sweat investment decisions

A recent survey from J.P. Morgan reveals that workers under the age of 30 want their employer to make financial decisions about their retirement savings! According to the survey, 69 percent of this younger group identify themselves as “do-it-for-me” investors, compared with 56 percent of those over age 30. And a whopping 82 percent want their employer to actually make their investment decisions for them (versus 73% for those over age 30)! Read more »

Legislative Updates: First Quarter 2017

THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (DOL) DELAYS FIDUCIARY RULE FOR 60 DAYS

On April 4, 2017, the DOL issued a final rule delaying the Fiduciary Rule until June 9, 2017. The rule also delays transitional requirements of the Best Interest Contract Exemption and other prohibited transaction exemptions to June 9, 2017. This delay may provide some relief for institutions trying to meet the previous deadline of April 10, 2017. However, given the short length of the delay of only 60 days, institutions need to make a quick decision to finalize their compliance plans or delay their compliance efforts until the DOL releases its analysis. Read more »

The Portland Business Journal Spotlights Arnerich Massena’s Management Buyout

“Financial maverick negotiates a final exit” said the print headline of The Portland Business Journal’s coverage of Arnerich Massena’s recent transition to 100% employee ownership. In the article, author Matt Kish details the deal that will make it possible for Arnerich Massena to continue to serve its clients with the same philosophy and integrity that has characterized the firm since its founding by Tony Arnerich in 1991. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Brings Giving Tree Gifts to Irvington Families

The Christmas tree in Arnerich Massena’s office had presents pouring out around it, but just for a short time; the multitude of packages was delivered to 18 families with 39 children in the Irvington neighborhood. This year’s Giving Tree brought necessities and a little joy to children who needed it this year. The winter weather postponed delivery temporarily, but the gifts have now made their way to their designated recipients. Read more »

Arnerich Massena Accepts “Innovations in Philanthropy” Award at Portland Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Luncheon

Arnerich Massena representatives attended the Portland Business Journal’s Corporate Philanthropy Luncheon on Friday, October 14, where Tony and Christine accepted Arnerich Massena’s Innovations in Philanthropy award. The Corporate Philanthropy awards recognize businesses in the Portland community that are giving back, and it was fantastic to see the scope of the philanthropy recognized! Read more »