Skip navigation
401K TV

401(k) Real Talk Episode 36: October 5, 2022

Open, honest and candid discussions about the latest news in the RPA industry.


Welcome to this week’s edition of 401(k) Real Talk, where Fred Barstein, contributing editor for's RPA Edge, reviews all of last week’s industry news and selects the five most important/interesting stories.

  1. SEC slaps 15 firms with $1.1 billion fine over failure to monitor messaging apps  
  2. Empower retains 91% of MassMutual assets
  3. ICI/Brightscope 5500 Research shows matches increasing
  4. Older workers delay retiring, hurting recruiting and increasing costs
  5. Explosion of small plan startups will stress DC system

Other interesting news:

  1. Senate confirms new DOL EBSA director
  2. Advisors play key role in financial wellness
  3. 403(b) plans thriving
  4. Target date update from Morningstar
  5. What plan sponsors expect from their advisor


Watch past episodes of 401(k) Real Talk

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.