While the top two income tiers of Americans approaching retirement have comparable assets, those classified in a new study as affluent are still focused on accumulating assets and are more likely to need their money for short-term life events.
JPMorgan Retirement Plan Services has filed a multi-count suit against former vice president of sales Paul Freeman, accusing him of lifting confidential client files when he defected to Fidelity’s retirement services operation last month.
Winklevoss Technologies LLC has released a test version of its product that allows plan sponsors to meet the forecasting and valuations required by the Pension Protection Act and the new pension accounting rules.
In the first time it has considered the issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that an employee's nonqualified stock options from his employer became taxable when the options were exercised.
FundQuestâ€™s Wealth Architect customers can now access its managed account solution, which will allow the institutions to meet their clients' needs for product diversification, customization and tax management.
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).
Returns from the world’s emerging and developed markets stayed in the black in November as oil prices remained significantly below their summer highs, Standard&Poor’s said Tuesday.
A new survey of the US hedge fund industry found it has grown 21% to $1.22 trillion this year.
The majority of workers polled by AllianceBernstein admitted they are unprepared or reluctant to monitor and manage their retirement plan investments.
Almost three-quarters of employees (71%) and half of retirees (50%) said they were very concerned about their long-term financial future, according to the latest Principal Financial Well-Being Index.
A recent survey from New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM) found participants confident in their 401(k) investment decisions, but still not sure their savings will last in retirement.
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).
At a time when many in the retirement services community and some influential lawmakers are up in arms over fees paid by 401(k) participants, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) has insisted in a new report the fees are not that high and participants are getting their money's worth.
American Funds has made its inaugural step into the target date fund market by adding nine funds to its retirement fund lineup.
Clark Capital Management Group, a Philadelphia-based investment adviser, has announced its Navigator investment platform is available for implementation in 401(k) plans.
The NASD announced Monday it has slapped Jefferies&Company with a $5.5-million fine for providing “improper gifts and entertainment″ to Fidelity stock traders.
OppenheimerFunds, Inc. has announced enhancements to Retirement Income Manager, its free software tool which allows advisers to assess a clientâ€™s probability of meeting income needs during retirement based on his or her current situation.
IndexIQ has launched a series of new families of indices for institutional and high net worth investors.
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.
Wilmington Trust has announced the addition of two new fundamentally weighted mutual funds to its lineup of domestic equity funds.