Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
January 15th, 2016
Court Relieves JP Morgan of Stock Drop Claims
A lawsuit brought by participants in JP Morgan’s 401(k) plan alleging imprudence in keeping company stock in the plan was dismissed under the new Supreme Court standard. Read more >
State Street Will Pay $12M in Pay-to-Play Case
A former State Street executive and State Street Bank have consented to SEC orders without admitting or denying guilt. Read more >
Retirement Plan Industry Could Use a Little Zen
From customer interactions to back-end technologies to the most fundamental fiduciary regulations and compliance activities, very little in the defined contribution industry looks like it did back in the 1970s or ’80s—or even the ‘90s or 2000s. Read more >
Spreading the Word
While many retirement plan advisers rely strictly on referrals to grow their business, others turn to marketing either to attract new plan sponsor clients or to create greater brand awareness. Read more >
Tax Bill Passed By Senate Backs Off 457(b), 403(b) Plan Changes
Excessive Fee Suit Filed Against Multiemployer Plan
Spouses Play Increasingly Influential Role Alongside Advisers
CenturyLink Sued by Plan Participants Over Large Cap Stock Fund Construction
DOL Rule Provides Tailwind for Adoption of Outsourced Fiduciary Services
Awareness of Fee Levelization Is on the Rise
“Whatever allocation method is used, the failure by fiduciaries to engage in a prudent process to consider an equitable method of allocation of plan costs and revenue sharing would be imprudent and a breach of fiduciary duty.” Read more >
Pacific Funds Adds to U.S. Equity Lineup
The six new equity funds from Pacific Funds are sub-advised by Rothschild Asset Management Inc., a specialists in U.S. equity investments and part of Rothschild and Company’s global financial services network. Read more >

Editorial: Alison Cooke Mintzer

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