UBS will offer multiple ways for retirement account clients to pay their adviser, including through asset-based and commission-based structures, beginning imminently.
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The Department of Labor has enacted a number of initiatives in the last decade to increase retirement plan fee and pricing transparency, but participant awareness of what and how they pay continues to lag.
Their “Retirement Ripoff Counter” shows that without the protections of the fiduciary rule, investors are losing $1.9 million an hour, $46 million a day—and $17 billion a year.
The Trump administration is nearly set to formally implement its delay of the Obama-era DOL fiduciary rule, set to take effect in just two weeks, aimed at curbing conflicts of interest in the advisory and investment industries.
A federal district court judge has granted the recommendation of a magistrate judge, to the effect that an ERISA lawsuit filed against Oracle will not be dismissed before trial.
Serving governmental retirement plans is viewed as attractive by many providers, simply due to the sheer size and stability of the clientele, but one ERISA attorney warns there may be unexpected risk that comes along with such arrangements.
New research suggests that total retirement assets in CITs have grown rapidly in the last few years and potential advantages can be very appealing for plan sponsors.
The company has seen an upsurge in new plans moving to fee-for-service categories.
Discussion of 401(k) litigation often fails to draw important distinctions between different ERISA standards that pertain to fiduciary prudence and controlling plan costs, according to one reader of PLANADVISER.
In comment letters to the DOL, investment firms, retirement plan service providers and trade groups voice support for the decision to delay the implementation of the new fiduciary rule until the Trump-appointed leadership completes its economic and legal analysis.
An ERISA lawsuit filed against TIAA by employees of the University of Chicago and Nova Southeastern University has been dismissed by a federal judge, who ruled TIAA should not be considered a fiduciary to the plans.
Amid the effort to roll back the fiduciary reforms, retirement advice providers that moved early to get into compliance with the proposed conflict of interest standards are left to reassess how to proceed.
Service providers to tax-qualified 403(b) plans already have certain federally mandated conflict of interest reporting requirements, but the Connecticut State Legislature may also step up and play a role.
Federal agencies and initiatives carry significant momentum and must be redirected carefully, but forcefully, by any incoming president.
Advicent introduced new client report integration capabilities in its latest update of the NaviPlan financial planning software.
A new publication from the SEC outlines the five most frequent compliance topics identified in deficiency letters sent to SEC-registered investment advisers.
The legislation aimed at delaying implementation of thousands of pages of DOL fiduciary rule language could fit in a handful of tweets.
Since the DOL conflict of interest rule’s publication, mutual fund providers and their adviser-intermediaries have also been asking the SEC extensive questions about sales loads, fee schedules, etc.
After multiple trips through the district and appellate court systems and consideration by the Supreme Court on multiple occasions, Tibble vs Edison took another step forward today.
There are a wide variety of mistakes plan fiduciaries can make; getting it all right is an ongoing team effort.