Fiduciary Benchmarks, a 401(k) plan benchmarking firm, has compiled the data and reporting necessary to benchmark more than 98% of U.S. 401(k) plans.
The recent economic turmoil brought great change to the markets, but a recent survey by a defined contribution plan consultant indicates most of its clients and prospects came through the ordeal without undergoing enormous alterations to their retirement plans.
A new survey finds small business owners are ready to pick up hiring, but feel the inability to afford benefits may hinder them from attracting new employees.
Employers' investment in workers’ retirement benefits, measured by benefit values as a percentage of pay, has dropped consistently over the last decade, according to research by Watson Wyatt.
Recently, Time magazine ran a story called “Why It's Time to Retire the 401(k).”
New requirements for disclosing retirement plan fees will put pressure on plan sponsors, plan advisers, and plan providers to justify the value of services received or offered, according to Aaron Hodge, Senior Vice President at Fidelity.
A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report suggests that if federal regulators gather more information from certain types of retirement savings plans and issue more guidance about plan sponsor involvement, it could result in participants paying lower fees.
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.
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.
When it comes to employee benefit plans, there’s a new sheriff in town.
In a move the firm said will “better position investors to realize their retirement savings goals,” the JPMorgan SmartRetirement Fund expense caps have been lowered.
PlanTools, LLC, announced the release of its Expense Analysis and Benchmarking Tool that will offer more than 10 reports.
Focus Retirement Plan Partners has announced an enhanced suite of retirement plan consulting services available to retirement plan sponsors and financial advisers serving plan sponsor clients.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging a New York state teachers group breached its fiduciary duty by paying “kickbacks” to ING Life Insurance and Annuity Co.
The Investment Company Institute (ICI) is pushing the U.S. Supreme Court to stick with the established legal framework when evaluating claims that a mutual fund’s investment adviser has received excessive compensation.
Alabama Attorney General Troy King has taken over a probe into at least $10 million in fees paid by to the Alabama State Employees Association from the 457 plan accounts of current and retired state workers.
Next week PLANSPONSOR and PLANADVISER will open nominations for our Retirement Plan Adviser of the Year awards.
10 Things You’re (Probably) Doing Wrong—or Not Doing Right—as a Plan Fiduciary
When it comes to qualified retirement plans, there are three kinds of people: people who are fiduciaries and know it, people who aren’t fiduciaries and know it, and people who are fiduciaries and don’t know it.
A new survey found that in addition to reducing 401(k) contributions, employers are looking to cut cost by negotiating fees with their providers or advisers.