Retirement plan advisers can anticipate a continued focus on fee transparency in the coming months.
It used to be that a messy desk was considered to be the sign of a cluttered and inefficient mind (at least by so-called efficiency experts).
An anticipated 20% increase in defined contribution (DC) participants between 2007 and 2011 means a pool of 9.6 million people with potential questions regarding their plan, according to a new research report.
Financial services forget that people planning for retirement income need to balance the risk of living long with the possibility that they won’t, according to Robert Del Col, President of FundQuest.
Fidelity Investments reported that its 2006 net income was off by11.3% - its first profit drop in four years - as it scrambled to keep up with rivals, according to news reports.
New retirement income products must emerge to fit new retirement models.
In the retirement income arena, the best products won’t necessarily prevail.
By the end of 2010, UBS, the world's largest money manager, plans to have $250 billion in ultra-high net worth client assets under management, and about 400 advisers serving those clients.
A new Hewitt Associates study of large US company retirement plans found that 43% offer, or are very likely to offer, third-party investment advisory services in the coming year.
Lack of communication can be extremely damaging to an adviser-client relationship, and is a frequent reason clients leave their adviser, a new survey says.
As corporate and social safety nets erode, workers are less confident they will be able to achieve financial security.
Fidelity Investments is testing a new feature under which older participants already contributing at or close to the maximum to their 401(k) plans can "automatically" catch up.
Financial advisers will have many opportunities to win rollover dollars away from retirement plan providers as outflows from 401(k) plans increase and traditional plan providers do not have the retail experience necessary to capture them, a new report says.
In conjunction with Moss Adams LLP, a provider of management consulting services to advisory firms, Schwab Institutional has released two reports to aide independent investment advisers with organization and business development, the leading barriers to firm growth.
DALBAR released Wednesday its annual ranking of top customer service providers in the financial intermediary, mutual fund, broker/dealer, annuities, life insurance and retirement plan provider industry.
Schwab Institutional is expanding its offering to help financial advisers leaving traditional financial companies to go it alone.
The engine of growth for traditional IRAs is being powered by qualified plan rollovers and not new contributions, according to a new data analysis from the Washington, DC-based Employee Benefits Research Institute (EBRI).
Although a majority of women (72%) say retirement is their primary investment goal, almost half of them (48%) do not participate in a retirement savings plan and 60% said they have not taken the necessary steps to prepare for retirement.
Merrill Lynch has launched a new 2007 Focus on Growth bonus program for its 15, 700 financial advisers, through which its advisers will be eligible to receive payouts equal to as much as 30% of their revenue.
The past five years may have been kind to advisers in some respects, but their financial picture may be starting to darken, a new study found.