In addition to waiving transaction fees for participants, Principal is waiving fees for certain retirement plan amendments.
“There’s a gap in the market where the solo adviser or small office is trying to create their own marketing, sales, and service process documents,” says Sharon Pivirotto.
TRA appoints national sales manager; SS&C Technologies names retirement solutions manager; MMA acquires Illinois brokerage firm; and more.
A settlement secured by Massachusetts financial market regulators from Janny Montgomery Scott underscores the importance of monitoring the share class recommendations being made to clients.
Those few remaining advisers who have been reluctant to integrate digital communications as a core part of their client service strategies have little choice but to reconsider in this new world.
With the coronavirus pandemic causing acute financial harm to so many Americans, plan sponsors may feel compelled to offer hardship withdrawal relief in their plans; plan advisers can help them make the best decisions for their workforce by, for example, endorsing loans over outright withdrawals.
“The uncertainties caused by COVID-19 have not changed our perspective or commitment,” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton says.
The fee waiver will remain in place until further notice, depending on circumstances in the economy and financial markets.
It is designed to enable advisers to have deeper conversations with clients about various tax strategies.
The text of the pro-plaintiff ruling offers a helpful history lesson about several precedent-setting cases that continue to define the borders of the ERISA litigation landscape.
The Advisor Resiliency Pack suite of services is designed to help advisers grow and enhance client engagement as well as manage their business operations through the effects of COVID-19.
Through September 30, Voya will credit CARES Act-related transaction fees to DC plan participants and offer financial education to Americans.
First the SECURE Act and now the CARES Act have made important changes to the rules for required minimum distributions from individual retirement accounts and 401(k)s.
Focused analysis of market movements, business challenges and legislative and regulatory actions.
At least some district courts across the U.S. seem to be willing to allow cases alleging the use of outdated mortality tables in the calculation of nonstandard annuity benefits to proceed to trial.
A new district court decision finds Fidelity has breached its fiduciary duties in the operations of its own retirement plan; importantly, the ‘case stated’ ruling ‘addresses only the question of liability, not causation or loss.’
The March 31 deadline for 403(b) plans has been extended to June 30; the April 30 deadlines for DB plans have been extended to July 31.