Tag: ERISA

Another Undisclosed Fee Lawsuit Filed Against Fidelity

According to the recent complaint, Fidelity has breached its fiduciary duties to retirement plans by charging mutual fund and other investment companies a substantial fee as a condition for their investment vehicles being offered on Fidelity’s fund platform.

Clear Ground Rules Essential With 3(38) Fiduciary Clients

Experts share strategies for helping advisers taking on 3(38) fiduciary clients understand how they can set up the right processes and procedures—up front—for dealing with client concerns and questions about the investment menu.

Johnson and Johnson Faces Stock Drop ERISA Lawsuit

Plaintiffs allege plan fiduciaries should have known the company’s stock price was artificially inflated—and that fiduciaries breached their duties of prudence and loyalty by continuing to offer J&J stock in the retirement plan.

State-Based Fiduciary Regulations Take Shape in 2019

Regulators and legislators in a growing number of states say they are acting to fill a perceived void created by federal government disengagement; just last week, a long-awaited Nevada proposal was made public.

Federal Courts Still Parsing Prudent Plan Administration

Attorneys with Mayer Brown say there has been little consensus or direction from the federal courts (at least so far) as to what exactly constitutes prudent administration of tax-qualified benefit plans; this will remain a challenge in 2019 and beyond. 

Advisers Play Important Role in Bringing ESG to ERISA Plan Clients

The Department of Labor issued a Field Assistance Bulletin in 2018 that caused some confusion about its true stance with respect to ESG investing inside ERISA plans; investment experts and attorneys say interest remains strong among plan sponsors and participants, nonetheless.