The plaintiffs are concerned the combination of the two largest custodian companies in the U.S. will harm independent wealth managers as well as consumers, due to decreased competition in an already concentrated marketplace.
A new lawsuit filed against Ardent Health Services closely mirrors many of the ERISA challenges filed in 2019.
M&T Bank or its insurers will also pay a gross settlement amount of $20,850,000 into a common fund for the benefit of class members.
Notably, the proposed revisions to the Suitability in Annuity Transactions Model Regulation would provide a safe harbor for firms and producers that comply with the SEC’s Regulation Best Interest.
Failure to find missing participants could disqualify a retirement plan under the tax code and lead to breaches of the ERISA fiduciary duty.
Past news coverage reveals some of what's ahead for the retirement plan industry now that the SECURE Act has been passed.
With regard to “improper selection and monitoring of plan service providers,” the lawsuit specifically names a broker/dealer representative whom it says was terminated in 2014 for “failure to follow firm policies and industry regulations.”
The university argues that other courts would have required more than an appellate court did in its lawsuit to state a plausible claim.
The Senate voted Thursday to approve appropriations legislation that has subsumed the SECURE Act, after the House approved the same measure on Tuesday.
Among other allegations, the national work uniform provider is accused of permitting high-cost mutual funds to persist on the retirement plan menu while cheaper but otherwise identical funds were available.
In the near term, some of the more modest provisions of the SECURE Act will probably be the most influential, sources agree, but over time the industry impact could be profound.
Retirement plan industry stakeholders had hoped the popular and bipartisan SECURE Act would be tied into must-pass spending legislation before year’s end, and that now appears to be the case.
The Democratic presidential candidate tells Department of Labor Secretary Scalia she fears the DOL is considering standards of conduct that would permit advisers providing advice on retirement savings to engage in conflicts of interest.
IRS Notice 2019-67 specifies updated mortality improvement rates and static mortality tables to be used for defined benefit pension plans during 2021.
The DOL is aiming to "modernize fiduciary practices related to the voting rights associated with ERISA plan investments and harmonize those regulations with the requirements of other regulators.”
Among other things, the archdiocese of Newark was accused of filing for "church plan" status to avoid having to fund the pension plan of hospital employees.
While not divided across political lines, the parties in Sulyma v. Intel Corporation Investment Policy Committee view the question of what establishes “actual knowledge” of an alleged fiduciary breach under ERISA very differently.