Paying down debt and needing cash for day-to-day expenses are top reasons for decreasing plan contributions this year.
Ascensus data shows the number of employers funding employer contributions increased from 53% in 2013 to 81% in 2016, and data gathered from Strategic Insight finds the amount of employers contributions have increased from $108.1 billion in 2010 to $139.2 billion in 2016.
Although a number of claims were dismissed, a federal district court judge felt some claims would be better decided at a later stage.
Thirty-five percent of Americans surveyed by Million Dollar Round Table say their trust would increase in financial professionals if they can demonstrate they are active members of industry associations.
INSIDE THE MAGAZINE PLANADVISER November / December 2017
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A federal district court judge entered a judgment requiring Michael Lewis, former president of Acme Orthotics and Prosthetic Laboratories Inc., to restore $128,535.75 in losses owed to the company’s Profit Sharing 401(k) Plan and Trust.
Allianz Hires Director for Marketing of Tools and Services; Colony Enacts Mergers with Bridgewater Wealth and BWA; Three Bell Capital Partners with BPM Advisors; and more.
However, the agency says it is uncommon for it to assess information penalties.
The 9th Circuit ruled that a prudent fiduciary in the same circumstances as the defendants could view the proposed alternative course of action regarding company stock in Hewlett-Packard's 401(k) plan as likely to cause more harm than good without first conducting a proper investigation.
“Understanding and discussing the tax impact of your investment and retirement account withdrawal recommendations is not the same thing as giving tax advice,” explains Joe Elsasser, president of Covisum.
The acquisition comes on the heels of the companies’ joint endeavor, the launch of RetireUp Pro.
As the firm explains, the program begins with a baseline retiree analysis proactively delivered to each plan participant flagged as retired, and includes a personalized investment strategy recommendation in tandem with a monthly spending guide for their qualified plan assets.
During 2016, mortality improvement in older age groups offset large mortality increases, mostly due to external causes in middle age groups, according to the Society of Actuaries.
Regulatory developments in Nevada and New York show inaction at the federal level on clarifying advisers’ and brokers’ fiduciary duties is leading to a patchwork of state-by-state approaches to mitigating conflicts, real and perceived.
Invesco Releases New TDF Series With 12 Fund Offerings; Efficient Advisors Launches Mutual Fund Partnership with Dimensional; Catalyst Funds and BNP Paribas Team up to Develop Index Funds.