Topic: Advisor Resources

Compensation Trend Insights

The latest analysis of compensation and benefits trends that advisors can use to assist their clients.

Terminating and Liquidating a Non-Qualified Deferred Compensation Plan

Section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") requires deferred compensation to be paid under written agreements specifying both the time when payments commence and the form of payment. Section 409A prohibits earlier payment under an "anti-acceleration" rule. 

Clay Kennedy Joins Newport as Regional Director

Newport, a leading provider of retirement plan services, has announced that Clay Kennedy has joined the organization as a Regional Director.

Alternatives to Equity Compensation for Private Company Executives

Many of our clients face challenges attracting, motivating, and retaining top executives. To alleviate those challenges, most public companies have some kind of “equity-based” long-term incentive program (LTIP) in place for top executives. LTIPs reward executives for their contributions to value creation as measured by increases in share price.

Sneak Peek: Our Latest Compensation, Retirement and Benefits Trends Survey

What are the latest approaches for recruiting, rewarding and retaining talent? And what roles do you play as an advisor? Find out more of the the latest trends in Newport annual Compensation, Retirement and Benefits (CRB) Trends Report.

Hiring an Independent Fiduciary for a 401(k) Plan Company Stock Fund

Common Questions from Plan Sponsors and Plan Committees

Rabbi Trusts

Employers that sponsor non-qualified deferred compensation plans may choose to set aside funds in order to create a pool of assets that can be used to pay benefits that have been promised to executives.

How Incentive Plans Can Drive Positive Results

An annual cash incentive plan can be a great motivator to drive organizational results. And it all begins with a good plan design.

The Importance of Fiduciary Governance Advice for Non-Qualified Savings Plans

Non-qualified plans are an excellent tool to help retain, attract and reward executives or highly compensated employees. These plans can provide participants additional tax-deferred benefits above the levels available in their 401(k) plan.

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