Cerity Partners merges with wealth management firm; Prime Capital names Qualified Plan Advisors leader; MassMutual hires worksite distribution head; and more.
FINRA says a lapse in sufficient supervision led to retirement plan clients being supplied with inaccurate investment expense ratio and performance information.
Fidelity Investments releases bond model suite, and BlackRock announces sustainability as new standard for investing.
From an operating perspective, plans can use private investments in a multi-asset class investment vehicle.
The American Federation of Musicians and Employers' Pension Fund is just the latest union multiemployer pension to appeal to the Treasury Department for permission to cut benefits.
An ever-greater proportion of the wealth being generated by the U.S. and global economies is locked away in private equity markets.
The case has effectively been kicked back to the 2nd Circuit for a ruling on arguments the Supreme Court feels should be aired before a lower court.
“We think 2020 will be another year of slow growth—durable enough to avoid recession but disappointing to those looking for improvement,” says Bob Browne at Northern Trust.
Fund mismanagement, excessive recordkeeping fees and improper fees to Financial Engines were among allegations in the original complaint.
A court disagreed with plaintiffs that CIGNA was not following orders when calculating remedies in the case, and the court has now denied a review of that decision.
Putnam had asked the high court whether the plaintiff or the defendant bears the burden of proof on loss causation under ERISA to determine “whether showing that particular investment options did not perform as well as a set of index funds selected by the plaintiffs with the benefit of hindsight, suffices as a matter of law to establish 'losses to the plan.'”
Fidelity reports there were 127 registered investment adviser merger or acquisition transactions during all of 2019, which is up 44% over 2018.
The plaintiffs say defendants failed to utilize the lowest cost share class for many of the mutual funds within the plan, and failed to consider collective trusts, commingled accounts, or separate accounts as alternatives to the mutual funds in the plan, despite their lower fees.
Sales SVP joins Allianz Life; Transamerica adds RVPs to mid-market retirement plans; Academic consultant to support American Century ETF platform; and more.
The SEC says the firm disadvantaged certain retirement plan customers by failing to provide them with less expensive share classes for which they were eligible.
Advisers share ideas for advisers to help small business owners and those who are self-employed save for retirement.
The SECURE Act is the most significant piece of legislation affecting the U.S. retirement system in more than a decade and will inevitably affect the majority of Americans saving for retirement, according to Groom Law Group.