With the year winding down, LPL Financial’s chief market strategist reflects on what investors have been grateful for over the past 11 months, from the strong U.S. consumer to the soaring stock market.
The lawsuit claims the veterinary hospital network’s retirement plan, which has more than $500 million in assets, should have paid lower fees for recordkeeping and administrative services.
Portfolio Evaluations adds senior fiduciary consultant; Voya Investment Management to acquire Tygh Capital Management; and Alan Biller and Associates makes key promotions.
Mobile applications have become an important part of the advisory client’s user experience and can potentially make a big difference on how a firm is seen.
Supporters of the NAIC annuity transaction suitability model say a fiduciary-only approach to annuity purchase advice would limit consumer choice—a claim its opponents dispute.
The U.S. faces a $4 trillion retirement savings gap heading in the new year, but both public and private solutions are coming online to help more people prepare adequately for life after work.
The plan will automatically convert savers’ assets to a monthly paycheck at retirement unless they opt out of doing so.
Josh Itzoe says the idea for his new venture—a networking and hiring platform focused on firm culture and professional preferences—came from conversations he has had since selling his stake in Greenspring Advisors.
A survey also found nearly half of employees prefer to have a mix of investments and lifetime income over either traditional pensions or investments alone.
Many companies are focused on attracting talent to prepare for the post-COVID-19 economy, but there is also an urgency to address the needs of their older workers and those desiring a smooth transition out of the workforce.
While not a regulator, the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards still keeps a close eye on its members’ conduct, and it has recently ordered sanctions against nearly two dozen advisory professionals for a variety of ethical failures.
Wealthspire’s leadership calls the acquisition “a significant opportunity to plant a flag on the West Coast and demonstrate our growing national scope.”
The rule would require the reporting of certain material terms of those loans to a registered national securities association, which would then make information available to the public.
The allegations in the new lawsuit are familiar, suggesting the plan fiduciaries permitted the payment of excessive recordkeeping and investment fees over a lengthy proposed class period.
The RISE Act would increase automatic cashout limits, enable employers to offer small financial incentives for retirement plan participation and simplify plan sponsor disclosure requirements, among other things.
North Pier adds senior consultant in Chicago; Natixis Investment Managers hires head of retirement and institutional business; Mesirow appoints managing director to oversee structured debt; and more.
SEI acquires Novus Partners; Dimensional Fund Advisors lists four fixed-income ETFs; BrightPlan unveils new capabilities to support responsible investing; and more.
However, the judge has granted the plaintiffs leave to amend the ERISA complaint.
Considering low bond yields and high stock valuations, Morningstar re-examined the traditional 4% withdrawal rule.