Stakeholders in the country’s $23 trillion retirement market had an eventful 2016.

Between the release of the Labor Department’s fiduciary rule and the ensuing legal challenges, the release of a safe harbor for state and municipal-run retirement plans, the continued onslaught of lawsuits against 401(k) plans and a new raft of claims against 403(b) plans at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities, 2016 may go down as the most consequential year for the retirement market on record.

Nick Thornton

Nick Thornton is a financial writer covering retirement and health care issues for BenefitsPRO and ALM Media. He greatly enjoys learning from the vast minds in the legal, academic, advisory and money management communities when covering the retirement space. He's also written on international marketing trends, financial institution risk management, defense and energy issues, the restaurant industry in New York City, surfing, cigars, rum, travel, and fishing. When not writing, he's pushing into some land or water.

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