The new forms include important modifications.
The lawsuits alleged that First Bankers Trust violated the Employee Retirement Income Security Act when it approved stock purchases by three employee stock ownership plans.
The new fiduciary support solution aids retirement specialist advisers and their clients in meeting the strenuous requirements of ERISA and other investing and benefits laws—without getting in the way of the existing adviser-client relationship.
A decision out of a federal district court in Minnesota represents something of a mixed bag for both the plaintiff, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, and for Department of Labor defendants.
Two executives focused on institutional retirement business at Merrill Lynch sit down for a fiduciary chat, offering inside views of one major advisory firm’s approach to navigating regulatory uncertainty.
Defendants wanted their agreement to extend negotiations beyond ERISA's six-year statute of limitations to be nulled.
When it comes to the possibility of a uniform advice standard for advisers and brokers coming from the SEC, one attorney argues “things are still very much in a wait-and-see mode,” despite increased chatter among lobbying organizations about the possibility.
The final version of a proposed rule that will extend by 18 months the transition period for the implementation of the DOL fiduciary rule is now being reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget.
The department believes an oversight bureau, created to assess the financial strength of annuity providers, would help employers and advisers become more comfortable including annuities in retirement plans.
Wagner Law Group attorney underscores: The fiduciary rule is in effect.
If appointed, the current member of the Senate Finance Committee could have a major impact on any changes made to the fiduciary rule.
Under the evolving fiduciary landscape, how can an adviser protect the business while offering effective advice to clients?
Retirement plan advisers are in a unique position to help working Americans build wealth and a sense of security and dignity when it comes to thinking about long-term finances.
The legislation seeks to move fiduciary rulemaking power away from the DOL.
Two new solutions aim to help employees pay off their college debt and plan for health care expenses in retirement.
Morningstar’s “Global Fund Investor Experience” report shows that, with strong regulations, come stable markets.
Advisers can help plan participants understand their hierarchy of needs, framing guidance to fit the context of whatever additional relief Congress may provide.
Certain policy changes and the right support for plan sponsors could make it easier for plans and participants to embrace lifetime income solutions.
ERISA attorneys and practice leaders give their take on the intense political grappling that has become the norm in Washington under a Republican majority.
Broker/dealers (B/Ds) can address new regulatory pressures, and new competition, by enhancing their value proposition and embracing technology, a report by Cerulli suggests.