The U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) said it is investigating how it can best encourage the use of lifetime annuities or other similar instruments.
Tag: Fiduciary adviser
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced Monday that it is giving itself until May 17, 2010, to develop a new version of its final investment advice rule.
Ascensus is now a retirement plan provider for Commonwealth Financial Network’s new Retirement Plan Consulting program.
The Financial Planning Coalition launched a Web site to serve as the central point of its efforts to require more fiduciary accountability.
Citi announced that financial advisers at Citibank branches will no longer provide commission-based transactions.
I am admittedly something of a pension (and regulatory) geek, but when the SunAmerica Opinion was published (December 2001), it was clear that something big had just happened.
Wirehouses can bring scale and product innovation to the retirement plan adviser—and pay the electricity bill for you, noted Ed O’Connor, managing director at UBS Financial Services.
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.
The Department of Labor is killing the final 401(k) investment advice rule under the Pension Protection Act, according to news reports.