The National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) has fined Chase Investment Services Corporation of Chicago and MetLife Securities, Inc. of New York $500,000 each for failing to establish systems and procedures to supervise the sales of 529 College Savings Plans.
To help marketers more accurately target the baby boomer generation, the market research firm of Chadwick Martin Bailey (CMB), in conjunction with Arnold Worldwide, concluded a study by identifying five distinct subgroups of boomers.
A new study from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) shows that 401(k) plans, originally perceived as a supplement to worker pensions, now have more than twice as many participants as private-sector defined benefit plans.
401kDIRECT Network has released a "TOTAL Solutions Package" that will be marketed through a plan's broker, RIA, TPA, CPA or benefit consultant.
Paychex Inc., which provides payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, has added a Roth 401(k) feature to its retirement services offering.
Van Kampen Funds Inc. has launched the Van Kampen Asset Allocation Funds, a series of target risk open-end mutual funds.
DWS Scudder announced it has added the managed account component of Morningstar Retirement Manager to its defined contribution investment advisory services.
T. Rowe Price has launched an enhanced suite of retirement-oriented Advisory Planning Services.
A Portland, Oregon firm has unveiled a new Web-based portfolio investment monitoring system.
Progressive Asset Management (PAM) announced the launch of "Progressive Track Investments" (PTI), a suite of investment products that are both socially screened and track existing benchmark indices for most major asset classes.
DST Systems, a Kansas City, Missouri-based recordkeeping services provider, is adding automatic investment selection and automatic deferral to its existing automatic enrollment capabilities.
Citing research that claims that most small businesses review their retirement plans annually — and that more than a quarter will change providers this year — Fidelity Investments has rolled out a tool that may well accelerate those trends.
A Washington, DC-based benefits consultant has released a list of pension metrics intended to give the best indicator of a plan's true performance.
CAPTRUST Financial Advisors, an investment research and advisory firm, announced they have entered into a letter of intent to acquire substantially all of the assets of Philadelphia-based Plan Advisory Services, Inc.
SunGard announced Thursday that it has acquired Chattanooga-based ProNvest, a provider of managed account services.
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