November 22nd, 2009
Thanksgiving has been called a “uniquely American” holiday.
November 16th, 2009
About a week ago, Caterpillar agreed to a $16.5 million settlement of one of those allegedly excessive fee/revenue-sharing lawsuits.
October 27th, 2009
Plan sponsors (and “plan professionals,” including advisers) looking to bone up on the new Form 5500 will have another chance to do so online.
Figuring out how much to charge and knowing whether it’s reasonable
October 1st, 2009
The regulatory tone is shifting in Washington, and plan advisers and their clients should be ready for changes, asserted speakers at the PLANADVISER National Conference.
September 20th, 2009
Sitting in the audience at the ASPPA/DoL Speaks conference last week, I was reminded just how disruptive it can be to have a new boss.
September 19th, 2009
When it comes to employee benefit plans, there’s a new sheriff in town.
August 23rd, 2009
10 Things You’re (Probably) Doing Wrong—or Not Doing Right—as a Plan Fiduciary (continued).
July 12th, 2009
Recently the 7th Circuit responded to requests that it reconsider its opinion in the revenue-sharing/″excessive fee″ case of Hecker v. Deere.
June 24th, 2009
A closely watched U.S. House bill mandating comprehensive 401(k) fee disclosures and dealing with plans providing investment advice made it out of committee on Wednesday.
June 17th, 2009
The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Pensions and Labor has approved the 401(k) Fair Disclosure for Retirement Security Act (H.R. 1984) and the Conflicted Investment Advice Prohibition Act (H.R. 1988).
June 11th, 2009
U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-Massachusetts) has introduced legislation that would require administrators of 401(k) plans to provide plan participants with detailed fee and investment disclosures.
June 1st, 2009
DWS Investments - Americas, the U.S. retail unit of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division, unveiled the DWS Fee Transparency Report.
January 24th, 2009
Those who had been waiting anxiously (or nervously) for that final wave of regulations from the Department of Labor will have (get?) to wait a bit longer, it appears.
LaRue bows out of legal fight
EBSA clarifies PPA fiduciary adviser regulations
What do the Department of Labor fee initiatives mean for advisers?
GAO finds fiduciary roles fuzzy
What are ERISA accounts and how do you use them?