According to the recent complaint, Fidelity has breached its fiduciary duties to retirement plans by charging mutual fund and other investment companies a substantial fee as a condition for their investment vehicles being offered on Fidelity’s fund platform.
The plaintiffs say Putnam's question to the Supreme Court on whether the plaintiff or the defendant bears the burden of proof on loss causation under Employee Retirement Income Security Act is premature in the case and overstates the purported circuit split.
Out of five witnesses called before the House Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital markets, just one spoke favorably about the SEC’s conflict of interest regulations—and his support was conditioned on the SEC taking further action in this area.
A 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision reversed the company’s District Court win in a lawsuit alleging imprudence in managing company stock investments in one of its retirement plans.
The agreement also calls for Brown to to try to further reduce recordkeeping fees from the plans’ two recordkeepers and conduct a request for proposal (RFP) process for the role of independent investment adviser to the plans.
The question of what facts or actions create “actual knowledge” of alleged wrongdoing, recently tested in the 9th Circuit, are critical in ERISA litigation and play a key role when judges are asked to time-bar claims.
Comparing Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) cases to trust law cases, a federal judge decided to side with "the great weight of authority in the federal courts holding actions under ERISA to remedy alleged violations of fiduciary duties are equitable in nature," so there is no right to a jury trial.
The agency previously announced it would amend required minimum distribution regulations in a way that would prohibit the offering of lump-sum windows to defined benefit (DB) plan participants already retired and in pay status.
Despite a setback for Oracle at the class certification stage, a new ruling out of a federal court in Colorado pushes back strongly against many—but not all—of the plaintiffs’ claims.
Serco Inc. will also provide PBGC field offices with database support and data analytics.
The Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration determined he defrauded $2 million from the Rehabilitation Center for Children & Adults Inc. Pension Trust
FINRA is encouraging firms to undertake a qualitative review of their supervisory practices ranging back to 2013—not a full quantitative analysis of individual 529 plan transactions or recommendations.
In their second amended complaint, the plaintiffs argued that the Sequoia Fund purported to be a value fund, but increased investments in Valeant Pharmaceuticals created a “clear indicia of a growth stock,” and did not meet the Sequoia Fund’s purported investing criteria of seeking out value stocks.
This year, the IRI has also issued a state advocacy blueprint calling on states to focus on educating individuals about the importance of retirement planning and encourage federal policymakers to enact proposals expanding access to private-sector retirement plans.
The group thinks the state should wait on the SEC’s Best Interest Standard and that its proposed statewide fiduciary rule would drive investors away from brokerage accounts.
The Secretary of the Commonwealth says the FinTech Working Group is the first dedicated team established by a state securities regulator specifically to provide support to, and receive advice from, fintech businesses.
Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, one a Democrat and the other a Republican, have introduced H.R. 1439, known as the Increasing Access to a Secure Retirement Act.
Vanderbilt University joins Duke University and the University of Chicago in settling claims about 403(b) plan mismanagement.