Tag: Fees

MSSB Share Class Calculator Errors Led to SEC Settlement

According to the SEC, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s share class calculator had two operating errors that caused it not to provide the most beneficial share class to eligible customers; the firm was also accused of not consistently providing this benefit to certain eligible clients.

Neuberger Berman ERISA Complainants Get Another Chance

The text of the decision highlights that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 15 provides that a court may permit a party to amend its pleadings “when justice so requires,” and absent special circumstances, such leave should be “freely given.”

How To Make 529 Plan Service Pay Off

Offering advice about 529 college savings plans can deepen client relationships, though such services are not usually big revenue drivers on their own.

Former SEC Enforcer Reviews Regulator’s 2019 Agenda

During a webcast hosted by ACA Compliance Group, Allison Charley, a former SEC examinations office leader, explained the regulator’s internal process for picking audit targets; other speakers noted the SEC’s increased focus on suitability issues and cybersecurity.

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.