The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on Wednesday it will temporarily stop taking applications from pre-approved defined contribution plans for determination letters on December 18, 2007.
The 401(k) fee disclosure legislation pending in Congress will have a detrimental effect on the employer-sponsored retirement plan system, argues the SPARK Institute.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has reinstated a case brought against the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by institutional investors who claim the exchange and seven trading specialist firms worked together to defraud investors.
The Investment Company Institute (ICI), a mutual fund trade group, has asked the U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to put off the effective date of a new rule regarding 403(b) asset transfers.
Although the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has instituted management improvements in recent years, it has some distance to go to reach its greatest level of effectiveness, according to a new government study.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged 69 auditors with issuing audit reports on the financial statements of public companies although the firms were not registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Morgan Stanley and two Boston-based employees were charged by Massachusetts’ top securities regulator for improperly sifting though job posting Web site CareerBuilder.com to find customers, including potential sources of 401(k) rollover assets.
Employees enrolled in Countrywide Financial Corp.’s 401(k) plan claim that illegal actions by those overseeing the plan led to millions of dollars in losses during a recent stock plummet.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) on Tuesday issued two rules under the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) relating to choosing an annuity provider for distributions from DB and DC plans.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved a new Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rule governing broker-dealer sales practices with respect to purchases and exchanges of deferred variable annuities.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) announced the initiation of two regulatory sweeps intended to ensure that securities firms are using appropriate sales practices in their dealings with seniors and individuals nearing retirement.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on Monday gave plan sponsors until December 31, 2008 to bring documents into compliance with the final nonqualified deferred compensation regulations under section 409A of the Internal Revenue Code.
A $125 million settlement between Merrill Lynch&Co. and investors over the company’s publishing of biased research got federal court approval on Wednesday, Reuters reported.
With an anti-market timing rule scheduled to go into effect October 16, 2007, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulators have warned the investment industry not to misuse investor data they may now have to gather.
Employees who have cashed out of their employer-sponsored retirement plans but still want to bring fiduciary breach suits seem to be getting some judiciary backing, with another federal court giving the go ahead for another such suit to proceed.
Participants in two Principal Financial Group 401(k) plans have sued the Des Moines, Iowa-based plan provider, alleging it fraudulently convinced them to roll over their balances into a high-cost IRA.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued proposed regulations providing guidance on changes made by the Pension Protection Act of 2006 (PPA) regarding the use of certain funding balances maintained for defined benefit pension plans and regarding benefit restrictions for certain underfunded DB plans.
A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge in Ohio has ruled that a 401(k) participant can't deduct $269 in monthly repayments for three plan loans from his monthly income to meet a legal showing that the debtor is not abusing federal bankruptcy laws.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved two more settlements involving improper mutual fund trading with two former California hedge fund managers.
A group of 92 large law firms has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for a one-year extension to comply with new §409A regulations, saying the current timeline is 'not sufficient' to ensure thorough compliance.