“Because funds bear the cost of shareholder report delivery, intermediaries have little incentive to negotiate lower delivery rates with the fulfillment vendor or otherwise control costs,” the Investment Company Institute argues.
They see the differences between wirehouses, broker/dealers and registered investment advisers blurring.
To ensure regulations compliance and proper treatment of broker/dealer income, Global Retirement Partners (GRP) will offer access to accommodation broker/dealer services.
Pershing rolled out the Retirement Plan Network, which aims to help broker/dealers, investment advisers and registered investment advisers (RIAs) expand their retirement business.
Responding to a request for information from the DOL, most industry groups said they believe no further regulation is necessary to govern use of brokerage windows in retirement plans.
Three 401(k) Advisors consultants—Austin Gwilliam, Jason Jeskey and Kyle Posvistak—have joined Global Retirement Partners (GRP).
The latest release of the Portfolio Manager investment platform and reporting system from LPL Financial features customizable firm branding capabilities and time-saving scheduling options.
In a move expected to create one of the largest broker/dealer networks in existence, RCS Capital Corporation (RCAP) is set to acquire Cetera Financial Group for $1.15 billion.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has ordered Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated and Century Securities Associates, Inc. to pay fines and restitution to customers in connection with sales of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released twin recommendations advising Congress to align adviser and broker/dealer fiduciary standards and exact “user fees” from SEC-registered advisers.
The 401(k) market’s annual growth rate is holding at 9% and could push total assets beyond $4.2 trillion next year, a report from Ignites Retirement Research shows.
Mutual of Omaha’s retirement plans division has added LPL Financial’s retirement advice and education solutions to its 401(k) products.
Vanguard announced intentions to streamline its investment offerings by merging five funds that have similar objectives and investment strategies.
Charles Schwab added 16 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the Schwab ETF OneSource platform, bringing the total number of ETFs available through the platform to 121.
Harmonization of rules for broker/dealers and RIAs could more than double compliance costs for independent RIAs in the first year of implementation—with little benefit to clients, a survey finds.
Fred Reish, a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, the Los Angeles law firm, has launched fredreish.com, a blog about retirement regulation and compliance.
Drew Brahos and Bruce Wetter joined Bank of the West's Investment Advisory and Management team in the Wealth Management Group.
SunAmerica Financial Group Inc. agreed to acquire Woodbury Financial Services Inc., a brokerage unit of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.
The Newport Group released a managed account service for advisers.
In her new role, Kate Healy is in charge of increasing the firm's awareness among 4,000 registered investment advisers (RIAs).