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.
The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has fined four Fidelity broker-dealers a combined $3.75 million for faltering on some of their recordkeeping responsibilities for clients and ordered them to conduct audits of their registration and recordkeeping systems, policies and procedures.
In its first Field Accounting Bulletin (FAB) of 2007, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DoL) Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) offered guidance pertaining to the investment advice and fiduciary investment adviser exemptions introduced in the Pension Protection Act (PPA).
U.S. Senators may have overwhelmingly approved a bill that includes a provision limiting non-qualified deferred compensation programs (NQDC), but the NQDC provision may still be changed in a later legislative conference committee, according to one lawmaker.
Transactions between an investment management firm and investment funds managed by a qualified professional asset manager (QPAM) as an option under a retirement plan satisfy a Prohibited Transaction Exemption, according to regulators.
Fund manager Fred Alger Management Inc., has agreed to a $45 million settlement of charges it engaged in a “massive″ market timing scheme that benefited favored investors.
The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday approved by voice vote a measure that could limit the earnings corporate executives can defer into non-qualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans.