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DoL Makes 2006 M-1 Form Available

The US Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) will make available Thursday the 2006 Form M-1 annual report for multiple employer welfare arrangements (MEWAs).

Domestic Equity Reverses Course in October

Stock and bond funds experienced net inflows of $29.8 billion in October, led by International/Global funds with net inflows of $14.4 billion and Domestic Equity funds with an $8.4 billion net intake, according to data from the Financial Research Corporation (FRC).

Oppenheimer Enhances Retirement Income Manager

OppenheimerFunds, Inc. has announced enhancements to Retirement Income Manager, its free software tool which allows advisers to assess a client’s probability of meeting income needs during retirement based on his or her current situation.

First Charter Lets Go of Recordkeeping Unit

First Charter Corporation announced on Monday it has sold Southeastern Employee Benefits Services (SEBS), part of the Wealth Management division of First Charter Bank which provides recordkeeping and administrative functions for retirement plans.

DoL Says Stock Windfall Belongs to Participants

The Department of Labor (DoL) announced it is suing the Iowa Association of Business and Industry over a stock windfall that the organization retained rather than turn over to its member companies’ benefit plans.