Newsdash Insight on Plan Design & Investment Strategy from PLANSPONSOR
March 16th, 2016
Fiduciary Insights from Fidelity Policy Development Leader
As former tax counsel for the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Fidelity Investments’ Doug Fisher has watched major legislation and regulation unfold from both inside and outside government. Read more >
TDFs Affect Retirement Plan Participant Trading Activity
According to the Aon Hewitt 401(k) Index, 2015 was the lightest trading year on record for participants in defined contribution plans—a trend that is, at least in part, directly attributable to the increasingly important role of target-date funds. Read more >
Fiduciary Ordered to Restore Misused Assets to Retirement Plan
Even after a previous compliant filed by the DOL, a fiduciary to the Applied Technology Systems Retirement Plan transferred plan assets to a company account. Read more >
FINRA Gives Tips for Robos
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority emphasizes in a new report that financial services firms using digital advice tools need effective ways to oversee suitability of recommendations, conflicts of interest, customer risk profiles and portfolio rebalancing. Read more >
Wait, SECURE 2.0 Might Not Pass?
Asset Managers Scramble to Offer In-Demand Investment Vehicles
401(k) Robo-Adviser Blooom Shuts Services, Sells Tech to Morgan Stanley
Fitch: SEC “Crack Down” on ESG Greenwashing to Continue
A Reminder to Avoid Fraudulent Hardship Withdrawals
From the Magazine: The SEC Is Watching
Think it’s just the Department of Labor aiming to get tougher on adviser conflicts of interest? Think again, says ERISA attorney David Kaleda, with Groom Law Group. Read more >
DC Plan Participant Trading Activity Picks Up
Even though trading was lighter in February than in January, but in both months DC plan participants favored fixed income. Read more >
Investors Favored Passive Funds in February
Net outflows from active funds totaled $3.9 billion during the month. Read more >
White Paper Gives Firms a Checklist Ahead of DOL Rule Change
A new white paper outlines the rule changes, what it could mean for practice management and ways to avoid the excessive time and cost to comply. Read more >
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