Tag: Fees

Salesforce Defeats ERISA Excessive Fee Litigation

A district court in California has proven to be skeptical of claims suggesting that active management funds are categorically imprudent retirement plan investments; the ruling also defends the use of revenue sharing. 

Future Trends in CIT Product Development

Although collective investment trusts hold a fraction of the total assets in retirement plans, with ongoing changes in the broader intermediary landscape, they appear to be poised for continued growth.

Consider How CITs Can Fit Into Your Practice

Collective investment trusts (CITs) can help clients address fee pressures, support an increased focus on fiduciary obligations, provide a means to build white-labeled investments and more.

CITs Fit Well With Best Interest Service

Among the attractive but less-often-discussed features of collective investment trusts is the fact that the sponsoring trustee—a bank or trust company—must commit to acting in the best interest of unit holders.

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.”