Employers without retirement plans would be required to establish an automatic payroll deduction program to an individual retirement account (IRA) under new legislation.
Newly issued rules on the taxation of distributions from Roth 401(k) accounts keep many provisions of the proposed version of the regulations.
Current and former customers of Edward D. Jones&Co. customers who were “victims″ of the firm’s failure to adequately disclose revenue payments from a select group of mutual fund companies have received $79 million in a Fair Fund distribution, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced Thursday.
Mutual fund investors dinged by the fund trading scandal are getting ready to get some pay back.
Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $46 million to settle a gender bias lawsuit brought last June by thousands of female advisers.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) Employee Benefits Security Administration will tomorrow publish a "request for information" (RFI) in the Federal Register asking for proposals on how to best approach 401(k) fee disclosures by retirement plans to their participants.
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.