A former corporate actions clerk at ING Financial Services was arrested Thursday on federal wire fraud charges for his part in an embezzlement scheme related to client dividend payments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) this year plans to turn its attention to fees paid, and how they are disclosed, to 401(k) plan investors, according to Chairman Christopher Cox.
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have issued final regulations for the application of Section 409A on Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans.
A federal judge threw out an antitrust lawsuit against dozens of insurance brokers and insurers at some of the largest U.S. firms by policyholders who claimed that the defendants conspired with each other to fix insurance prices, but gave the plaintiffs one last chance to amend their case.
Sooner or later in your career, you are exposed to the 80/20 rule or, as purists term it, the Pareto principle.
The Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) rule exempting certain broker-dealers who offer investment planning advice from strict disclosure requirements was overturned Friday.
The New York Court of Appeals ruled that the notices employers must provide to the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) when they terminate an employee cannot be used as grounds for a lawsuit.
Rejecting Merrill Lynch’s requests to throw out the award, a federal judge upheld a $14 million award to three former Merrill Lynch brokers fired over allegations of improper market timing in their mutual fund trading activities.
Nearly all recordkeepers say they’ll be ready for the Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Rule 22c-2 deadline of April 16.
A brokerage firm that gave investment advice to a profit sharing plan for a fee is considered a fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), according to a court ruling.
Surveys suggest that the take-up rate on the so-called Saver’s Credit is relatively tepid.
If you access your retirement accounts online while on the road, be careful.
In its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Morningstar Associates, LLC said that the SEC has ended an investigation into the firm’s practices, while the Department of Labor and New York Attorney General’s office appear to be taking their investigations to the next level.
Odds are—no pun intended—you’ve been handed (or e-mailed) an NCAA Division 1 basketball grid this week.
The good news is, Congress is beginning to take a hard look at 401(k) fees.
Congressional hearings focus on whether fees paid by 401(k) participants are fair and properly disclosed.
It is not easy to be in compliance with the new investment advice exemptions under the Pension Protection Act (PPA).
Not too long after my first daughter was born, my wife decided that we needed to have a vehicle with four doors.
Several Indiana teachers have filed what could become a class-action lawsuit, accusing MetLife and a financial consultant of rigging their 403(b) investment options.
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has charged two former Prudential Securities Inc. (PSI), brokers in Utah for aiding a hedge fund manager’s deceptive practices to market time through variable annuities.