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August 23rd, 2016
Edward Jones Latest Target of Self-Dealing ERISA Suit
Plan officials are accused of steering participants into investments that charged improper amounts of revenue-sharing and other fees that benefitted the mutual fund partners of Edward Jones. Read more >
SunTrust Stock-Drop Challenge Certified As Class Action
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, has handed down another complicated ruling in an impressively long-lived employer stock drop lawsuit filed by employees of SunTrust Bank under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. Read more >
DOL Complaint Alleges Fiduciary Failures by Adviser
A complaint filed in a Pennsylvania district court by the DOL’s Employee Benefits Security Administration alleges a list of ERISA infractions related to fees, documents, disclosures and processes by a 3(21) fiduciary firm. Read more >
PLANADVISER National Conference Is Almost Here
As an attendee, you will engage directly with skilled experts and leading advisers to help differentiate your message, add value for your clients and cultivate sustainable growth in an evolving regulatory environment. The networking-friendly environment allows you to connect with many of the PLANADVISER Top 100 Advisers, as well as the PLANPSONSOR Retirement Plan Advisers of the Year. Read more >
Many Retirees Wish They Had Delayed Taking Social Security Benefits
SECURE Act's House Passage Brings Test of Congressional Mediators
Some Expect Senate Action Sooner Than Later on SECURE Act
Another Bill Proposed as Senate Committee Hearing Brings Calls for Retirement Action
J.P. Morgan Agrees to Pay $75 Million to Settle ERISA Lawsuit
QDIA Trends Still Taking Shape 10 Years After PPA
Alongside the use of automatic enrollment, the biggest development in QDIAs in the past 10 years has been the replacement of stable value or money market funds as the default with TDFs. Read more >
Morningstar 401(k) Platform Will Help Advisers Address Fiduciary Risk
“Demonstrating and documenting that plan decisions are in the best interest of participants is growing in importance as the Department of Labor’s expanded fiduciary rule continues to disrupt the financial services industry,” Morningstar explains. Read more >

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