Today, acquisition activity in the retirement services industry is heating up as banks and nonbank competitors move to transform themselves into full-service providers of 401(k) and defined benefit plans to employers.

But before moving forward with these strategies, providers should stop to consider what "full service" should mean within their businesses. And once full service is defined, organizations must be innovative in their efforts to create it through acquisitions.

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