Plan sponsors and providers won a battle in the ongoing legal war over retirement plan fees last week when a federal judge in Wisconsin threw out suit brought against Deere&Co. and two Fidelity Investments units.
The Delray Beach, Florida, police and fire pension board voted Wednesday to sue its former financial consultant if no settlement can be reached regarding trading fees the broker gained from the fund.
Sooner or later, we all make what appears to be, in hindsight anyway, a bad career move.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will hold a public hearing on July 31 to assess the feasibility of using computer models to provide advice to participants with individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and similar plans.
A couple of weeks ago, my better half told me that she thought it was time that we traded in two of our aging vehicles – one a car that is too small for our family, the other a van that now seems too big for all but cross-country trips – for something in the middle.
Yesterday, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the distribution of $73 million to a second group of investors harmed by fraudulent market timing in the PBHG Funds between June 1998 and December 2001.
In nearly 30 years working with employer-sponsored retirement plans, I am hard-pressed to call to mind a product innovation that has been adopted with as much vigor as the current generation of target-date funds.
Although employees retired and took a full defined contribution plan distribution, they did not necessarily give up their rights to file a fiduciary breach suit, according to a first of its kind ruling by a federal appellate court.
More than two-thirds of plan sponsors say they want the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to draw clearer lines for disclosure requirements for commissions paid to brokers for research and trade execution.
For failing to properly supervise brokers delivering misleading information to plan participants during retirement seminars, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. will settle with the NASD for more than $15 million and brokers involved will pay between $30,000 and $125,000.
Former managing directors at Putnam Investments Justin Scott and Omid Kamshad have agreed to each pay $400,000 to settle charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over their role in a mutual fund trading scandal dating back to 2003.
Plan sponsors of prototype Roth IRAs interested in taking rollovers from 402A Roth Accounts first have to change their IRA documents to be allowed to do so.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance sanctioning mid-year changes to 401(k) safe harbor plans regarding new rules for Roth deferrals and hardship withdrawals.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will host a roundtable discussion about Rule 12b-1 under the Investment Company Act of 1940, which allows mutual funds to use fund assets to finance the distribution of their shares.
BISYS Group, Inc. has agreed to a $25 million settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) over charges that the financial services provider used improper accounting practices to overstate earnings by as much as $180 million.
Although the ruling in Financial Planning Association v. SEC was set to go into effect today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed a stay, asking for more time to transition fee-based brokerage accounts into other account types.
Five black current and former employees of Bank of America Corp. filed a discrimination suit Thursday against the bank, alleging that it assigns its black employees to primarily minority neighborhoods and low net-worth accounts.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided not to challenge a controversial court decision regarding broker registration.
Legislation reintroduced into the U.S. Senate aims to prompt greater retirement planning for women.
Employers without retirement plans would be required to establish an automatic payroll deduction program to an individual retirement account (IRA) under new legislation.