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.
NASD has fined three investment distributors a total of $700,000 for violations of NASD's non-cash compensation rules, including improperly providing entertainment and paying for guest expenses at training and education meetings.
Segal has issued a reminder that the Department of Labor’s (DoL) new requirements for individual benefit statements require changes to participant plan statements.
A California CPA firm will have to pay $5,000 in restitution to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), to resolve a lawsuit alleging that the CPA firm knowingly participated in fiduciary breaches under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).
The New York Stock Exchange has fined Morgan Stanley $300,000 for its failure to stop a trader from entering an order to buy $10.8 billion in stocks – rather than the $10.8 million intended.